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Western Electric Fluorescent Fixture # 4

Western Electric Fluorescent Fixture # 4

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Showing the Bonus Line ballast inside the Western Electric fixture.

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Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:8G3867W
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Lamp Type:Fluorescent
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Ballast Type:HPF
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Voltage:120 VAC
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Factory Location:Mexico

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Sep 22, 2015 at 01:56 PM Author: streetlight98
No PCBs; it's from 1980 or later. There is a two-letter date code on the ballast, either engraved on the mounting flanges or possibly on the back, but usually the former.

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Sep 22, 2015 at 02:02 PM Author: Lumex120
I have heard that ballasts with PCBs are banned in schools. Since this doesn't have them, would these fixtures technically still be allowed?

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Sep 22, 2015 at 02:06 PM Author: Solanaceae
I hear that some bonus line ballasts are crap. Are they really bogusline?

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Sep 22, 2015 at 05:41 PM Author: streetlight98
PCBs are banned period. I don't know of any actual law that prevents the PCB-containing ballasts that were made before the 1979 ban from being used, but virtually all public places upgraded their ballasts to non-PCB ones after the 1979 ban. Just curious, but why are you asking about schools in specific? If there is a law about PCBs and schools, obviously it doesn't apply to this since this is PCB free...

The one F40T12 WE light with a GE ballast that I have has a sorta blackened label, suggesting that it might've run hot but all three of my F20 WE lights have GE ballasts and they appear to be in great shape. I wouldn't say they're crap at all. The F40 ones occasionally but certainly not enough to deserve a mocking nickname. No ballast companies have a 0% premature failure rate. There will always be that one ballast that fails early in a batch.

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Sep 22, 2015 at 08:56 PM Author: Solanaceae
The reason I said bogus line is because the universal dave said it and it was kinda funny.

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Sep 22, 2015 at 09:19 PM Author: TheUniversalDave1
Bonus Line ballasts are actually quite durable. GE stuff from the seventies on back seems to be that way. I've had better luck with my Bonus Lines than my Universals if you can believe that.

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Sep 22, 2015 at 09:24 PM Author: Solanaceae
I don't have much f40 stuff except for some Mexican universals and some American advances. I don't have enough to pass adequate judgement, but I'd love to find a fixture to put my lead lag bonuslines in.

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Sep 22, 2015 at 09:58 PM Author: ace100w120v
My school, from '79 and '84-'85, has not only PCB ballasts, (Or at least the two fixtures I got from some rennovations had them anyhow) but at least one mercury thermostat! Granted, it's a K-12 school of currently 11 students in a town of 45 people.
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Sep 22, 2015 at 10:01 PM Author: Solanaceae
That's a small town.

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Sep 22, 2015 at 11:08 PM Author: ace100w120v
I've seen smaller...how about 18 people? (Harmony, CA)
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Sep 23, 2015 at 10:33 AM Author: don93s
Out of the different brands of 2x20w HPF trigger start, the GE ones are my favorite. I think they run the strongest but tend to run a bit hot sometimes.
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Sep 23, 2015 at 06:31 PM Author: ace100w120v
How about 2X40w?
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Sep 23, 2015 at 07:19 PM Author: TheUniversalDave1
For small towns, I think I win. Try Centralia, PA.

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Sep 23, 2015 at 07:32 PM Author: streetlight98
For area-wise, Central Falls, RI is the smallest city in RI area-wise but unsure if it's the smallest city in the USA by area. It's pretty small though lol. There are wards in some cities that are twice the size of Central Falls lol. And yes, Central Falls is where the Sylvania glass factory was until recently when they shut it down. They made the glass envelopes for lamps. I think incandescent and HID. My great-grandpa on my mom's side worked there apparently (my mom told me when they aired the news story about it closing)

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Sep 23, 2015 at 07:34 PM Author: ace100w120v
Yeah I've heard of that town before. Scary stuff, but amazing nonetheless!
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Sep 23, 2015 at 07:55 PM Author: ace100w120v
Wow, that's small! Mine is about 15mi2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Alexander,_Alaska

I might try to update that article though with stuff from the 2010 census, and more current population, etc.
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Sep 23, 2015 at 08:04 PM Author: Solanaceae
I read that article too, makes me nervous about living near abandoned mines.

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Sep 23, 2015 at 09:03 PM Author: ace100w120v
Good example of now NOT to mine, and how us humans can really screw up our environment.
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