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2x 100 Watt 8 Foot Fluorescent Light Fixture in the Basement of my House

2x 100 Watt 8 Foot Fluorescent Light Fixture in the Basement of my House

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I built this Fixture out of 2 F40 Fluorescent Strip Lights. 8 Foot Fixtures aren`t available in Germany.

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Manufacturer:Homemade
Lamp
Lamp Type:F96 T12 100Watt
Base:G13
Service Life:not much left...
Fixture
Ballast Type:Electronic
Socket Type:G 13
Location:My House
Electrical
Wattage:2x 100 Watt
Voltage:230 V
Optical
Color Temperature:4000 K
Physical/Production
Factory Location:My Basement
Application/Use:general Lighting

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Sep 08, 2013 at 07:23 AM Author: Ash
Good hack !
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Sep 08, 2013 at 08:45 AM Author: funkybulb
Impressive look like American strip lights with out the ho and Slimeline socket

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Sep 08, 2013 at 10:52 AM Author:
Yes, that`s what i wanted it to look like. Unfortunately i wasn`t abel to get some springloaded G13 Lampholders here in germany... But i still like it. Plus i still have a pair of replacement Tubes, so at least the next few years are save. Too bad you can`t get any 8 foot Fluorescent Tubes here in Europe anymore.
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Sep 08, 2013 at 12:04 PM Author: funkybulb
If u can also keep an eye out for F96T12 HO tubes they work fine on rapid start or preheat
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Sep 08, 2013 at 12:29 PM Author: rjluna2
Hi T12electrician, welcome to Lighting Gallery website

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Sep 08, 2013 at 12:38 PM Author: Silverliner
Did you have to shorten the 4 feet fixtures a bit for the 8 feet tubes to fit in? Because they are designed for fixtures with spring loaded sockets so they are like 2-3 inches shorter than the standard 96 inch fixture.

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Sep 08, 2013 at 12:42 PM Author: Kev
I can still get 8' tubes here in England!

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Sep 08, 2013 at 03:14 PM Author: Al_M
Nice conversion!

Hi Silverliner, if they are bi-pin 100w 8 foot tubes then they are the same length as F96T12 Slimline/HO/VHO, I've got both British 8 foot bi-pin tubes and F96T12 Slimlines in my garage and the tubes are the same length, not including the pins. Seems the difference in lengths between bi-pin and single pin/RDC appears in the lengths below 8 foot.

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Sep 09, 2013 at 10:51 AM Author:
@ Silverliner:

I had to stick the bodies of the fixtures into eachother about 2 inches to get the right length. I left the fixtures as long as they where so i can still use them for my F40 Bulbs when i`m runnung out of my 8Foot Tubes, which i only have 2 pairs of. Here in germany you can`t buy 8 foot fluorescent tubes, so i had to buy them elsewhere, but the shipping of 8 foot Tubes is quite a problem...
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Sep 09, 2013 at 11:08 AM Author: Kev
8 foots are awsome probably my favourite lamp which is why I have in excess of 600 spares!

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Sep 09, 2013 at 11:19 AM Author:
Yea, i like the 8 foots a lot too. Unfortunatly we don`t have 8 Foot Fluorescents here in Germany, well exept of me
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Sep 09, 2013 at 02:45 PM Author: Kev
8' are good and efficient! The 100W 840 is really good and the 125W is extremely bright! I have sent 5' to America before!

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Sep 09, 2013 at 03:11 PM Author: Al_M
I've got 31x 8ft 125w's in coolwhite, 1x 8ft 85w in coolwhite and 7x 8ft 75w single pin Slimline (2x coolwhite and 5x Design50 5000°K). 8ft's are getting exceedingly rare here in Aus.

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Sep 09, 2013 at 04:53 PM Author: Alights
What ballasts are in that fixture? My guess is a 2xF40T12 magnetic RS? If so I suppose it would work between the red and blue leads
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Sep 09, 2013 at 05:05 PM Author: Kev
I might do a count soon!

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Sep 09, 2013 at 08:44 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@Alights: yep a 2xF40T12 RS ballast will light an 8-footer if put on the red/blue wires

@T12electrician: nice conversion

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Sep 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM Author:
@ Alights,

The ballast is a Osram Qicktronic DeLuxe 2X50 Watt instant start with EOL protection. It runs the lamps very well, but only at 3/4 brightness.
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Sep 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM Author: Kev
Do you want some "proper" 8' gear?

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Sep 10, 2013 at 01:14 PM Author: Danny
Ive got 78 spare 8foot tubes




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Sep 11, 2013 at 09:27 AM Author:
@ Kev

Proper 8´ gear would be cool
I`d prefer SRS or Quickstart, but as i noticed here on the Lighting Gallery, the most common gear for 8´ in the UK is preheat, isn`t it?
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Sep 11, 2013 at 10:15 AM Author: Kev
Yes 99% is switch start here these ballasts are absolutely bomb proof and I've seen them with stuck starters for years pop a lamp in And on they come!

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Sep 11, 2013 at 10:28 AM Author: TL8W
Yeah remember seeing your stash of 8fts. What a remarkably well-constructed luminaire. Am I right in thinking the maximum tube length in Germany is 5ft? There were definitely 8ft tubes in France when I holidayed there with my folks between 1978 and 1985.

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Sep 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM Author:
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Yes, the most common length for fluorescent tubes here in germany is 5 foot. You can buy 6 foot also but i have never seen any of them anywhere.
I don`t know why 8 foot tubes aren`t used here in germany? In Switzerland they have 8 foot VHO tubes for sure. Too bad that it is, as it is.
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Sep 11, 2013 at 08:33 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@Danny: Wow 78 is allot of spare 8-footers .. espcially considering how hard they are to store LOL

@Kev: I might eventually be interested in another of those 8-foot SS ballast sets too..

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Sep 12, 2013 at 12:38 AM Author: Kev
8" twin HO Switch start?? How cool would that be! Wish I could send tubes!

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Sep 12, 2013 at 04:50 AM Author: THEfluroKIWI
nice job on the 8ft fitting there, would that ballast shorten the lamp life under driving the lamps?
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Sep 12, 2013 at 05:16 AM Author: funkybulb
Preheat in 8 foot American fitting that be cool
As never heard of here in the USA

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Sep 12, 2013 at 06:01 AM Author: Kev
@spunky it's tried and tested 100W works on our 100W gear and 110W works on 125W gear!

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Sep 12, 2013 at 06:12 AM Author: Al_M
I'd like to know if 125w will work ok on 110w gear.

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Sep 12, 2013 at 07:43 AM Author: funkybulb
@ Kev I do have a pair of 125 watt lamps but
No gear, I have Switch Start them on 125 watt Canada mercury ballast. But it won't
Fit the newer fitting as the ballast stick out.

Also same with Ho 110 watts on 100
Watt MV gear.

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Sep 12, 2013 at 09:36 AM Author: Kev
Where did you get the 125W lamps picks?

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Sep 12, 2013 at 03:54 PM Author: funkybulb
I got them from a filming supply house. In California, 5500 120 watts 8 foot kinoflo tubes
There standard g13 cap. I find us derate the
Tube a little . So it a 125 watt lamp

Also I got some full length 40 watt 2 foot there
Too.

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Sep 12, 2013 at 05:00 PM Author: Kev
U got picks?

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Sep 12, 2013 at 05:13 PM Author: funkybulb
Here the pics http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2193&pos=20&pid=80084

Us derate the tube because it rated at 123 watts

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