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It's now a shoplight

It's now a shoplight

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This is that preheat F15 strip that I had made before, only its not a strip anymore. It's a shoplight, and I like it better this way. I have reached the problem now that I might have a shot at some tulamp F40 ballasts BUT I like this fixture as it is so I have a hard time returning its endplates to its former fixture. Maybe I should have chopped the vintage husk? Oh well. I also had the strange experience of seeing the shoplight F40 version of that same fixture, which had an interesting reflector shape and old GE sockets at the art center where my dad teaches jewelry making in his spare time, only that one had been converted to F32T8, but it had the exact same end plates and starter socket holes, just no starter sockets. If I could trade a new Lithonia for that thing I would use it for a tulamp ballast candidate, but I can't unfortunately. Oh well. At least I have the F15 one.

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Voltage:I made a mistake. 120 volts for all, but everything else is various
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Jan 11, 2009 at 09:21 PM Author: arcblue
Beautiful. Your work amazes me. How are you cutting the metal? I find this stuff is so thin it's easy to deform even if you're not trying....

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Jan 11, 2009 at 11:13 PM Author: DaveMan
Thanks Alain! I usually use a hacksaw to do the linear cutting. If I have to make a curved cut, I use a jeweler's coping saw, usually with 1 ought (spelling?) size blades. It works well cutting curves in metal, but the blades break a lot so keep a bunch handy and lubricate the blade either with stay sharp lubricant or wax from something like a candle. I always mark the lines out beforehand using a combination or framer's square to get a straight line and then making the marks with either a wet erase marker, a pencil or a micro point sharpie if nothing else. Isopropyl alcohol will get rid of any sharpie marks when you are done but some paint finishes don't like it very much. If experimentation is required, I usually use a corner of the fixture that is not as easy to see.

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Jan 13, 2009 at 05:15 PM Author:
I think that if I were to come to your house and see your collection of cool homemade fixtures I would be soooooo jealous!!!
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Nov 10, 2010 at 07:28 AM Author: seansy59
WOW! Cool conversion of an older fixture.

Rapid Start and Preheat fluorescent! No instant start!

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Sep 26, 2012 at 11:52 AM Author: f40t12preheat
I think I have one of the 4 ft ones go to my gallery to see it

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