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A very rusty flourescent fixture I found in the trash

A very rusty flourescent fixture I found in the trash

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I found this old Simkar 2 x 40W Rapid-Start fixture in the trash today (06-25-2016)
The rust is just surface rust and it should clean up OK

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Jun 25, 2016 at 04:52 PM Author: don93s
Ballast should have date stamp on back. Great find!
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Jun 25, 2016 at 05:03 PM Author: LampLover
Yes it is a great find! It was replaced by a brand new fixture that has an instant start electronic ballast that has LED tubes installed
I don't know why they did it that was they could of just used a new exclusive LED fixture.
Anyway I will have a look at the ballast to see if I can find a date code.

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Jun 25, 2016 at 06:53 PM Author: streetlight98
I think it's actually cheaper to buy a fluorescent IS T8 fixture and install LED tubes than it is to buy a LED fixture. Plus, when those crappy T8LED tubes die, you can replace them (maybe with fluorescent T8s!) instead of changing out the whole fixture. The grocery store I work at was remodeled recently and they used LED-built fixtures but there is one 8ft four-lamp F32T8 strip light in the chemical closet with two LED T8s in it. I wouldn't mind it as much if they had just bought a fixture with one lamp per 4ft section or used all four positions. Looks stupid with two lamps missing from it.

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Jun 25, 2016 at 10:29 PM Author: joseph_125
I've noticed some stores that were built with regular striplights with LED tubes installed. Wonder if this is a fairly common thing.
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Jan 10, 2017 at 02:26 PM Author: ace100w120v
I'd rather retrofit a new in box fixture to LED too, since at least the tubes are replaceable that way. I'm actually thinking if any of my ballasts quit I'll try the LED tubes, but not before!
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Jan 10, 2017 at 08:32 PM Author: streetlight98
I think you can actually buy fluorescent strip lights that are "LED ready" (i.e. sockets wired directly to mains).

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Jan 10, 2017 at 09:53 PM Author: xelareverse
They do, usually high bay

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Nov 18, 2018 at 03:51 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Yess I always recommend if one goes LED, to use a standard strip and LED tubes, thats the way to go! Proprietary LED fixtures are a rip off.
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