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Six Lamp F8T5 halfpiper project!

Six Lamp F8T5 halfpiper project!

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What is left here is it needs one more ballast (or to get exact all same ballasts a few more then) and end plates...

I have planned this for a quite some time actually!

As far as I know I have not seen 6 lamp halfpipers but I have heard they have existed. I probably am the only one to actually make a 6 lamp home made halfpiper! I actually planned 8-10 lamp but there was not enough room inside! But probably easier to make for much longer tubes!

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Mar 05, 2010 at 09:37 AM Author: DaveMan
Nifty creation, and I like those transparent blue Philips S2 starters. Do you need an extra ballast for that one lamp on the right by any chance?

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Mar 05, 2010 at 09:43 AM Author:
Oh yeah I will need an extra ballast, I looked all over the house if I had an extra...couldn't find any AVAILABLE extra, and I went south MD to a place 5 min away from DC just for those...they didn't have them as of then and I had taken what was there...So I would be grateful!
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Mar 05, 2010 at 01:33 PM Author: J-Frog
Now this is a halfpiper

Finish her up and you'll have a very cool fixture that doesn't use that much energy in the end!

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Mar 05, 2010 at 05:50 PM Author: DieselNut
That is pretty cool! I want to do that with the longer F13T5 lamps. I have enough ballasts and lampholders, just got to come up with a neat enough creation. I love your idea. I have been thinking of a 6 lamp fixture for a while myself, but have not figured out a way to make it look decent with F40 lamps. That is a neat idea you got there!

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Mar 05, 2010 at 05:57 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
I like it !!!!!!

To answer youre question - They did make a 6 bulb half piper.

Here`s the proof http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=794&pos=25




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Mar 19, 2010 at 02:55 AM Author:
Vintagefluorescent:
Although you linked it the wrong way, I found the picture anyway, looks great! How about 8 lamp? 10 lamp? more?

Dieselnut: Yeah it is just not done yet, and I need to think of good ways for end plates...I actually already thought of a good one...but the stuff I need is at grandma's house in NYC!

And thanks everyone!
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Mar 19, 2010 at 06:13 AM Author: DieselNut
Yep, that is SWEET!!
http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=794&pos=26

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Mar 20, 2010 at 04:27 AM Author:
Letting you know the correct link is

http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-30399

The link above will always change when you upload pictures so the correct link is what I just showed you...the permanent link
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