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3 foot striplight re-improvement - finish

3 foot striplight re-improvement - finish

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Here is the fixture completed. It is now a proper 2xF15 tandem fixture indistinguishable from an OEM one. I will have to order in a 2lamp HPF ballast for this.

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Lamp Type:2xF15T12
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Fixture Type:Strip

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Aug 05, 2019 at 03:36 PM Author: streetlight98
That's cool! Can't say I've ever seen one in real life! Even regular 3ft fixtures are rare!

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Aug 05, 2019 at 09:05 PM Author: suzukir122
Sick!! Awesome man! I need some pointers on how to do this myself. Since I'm legit horrible at following typed directions,
videos of this kind of stuff would certainly help lol

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Aug 06, 2019 at 12:37 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
Thanks! Right now even though results are usually good, my process is disorganized. Pretty happy with how this one turned out.

Ive seen 2xF40 tandem fixtures often but never seen any other sizes
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Aug 06, 2019 at 12:59 AM Author: suzukir122
I think I've seen two F30T12's in tandem before, and I may have also seen F20T12's in tandem as well, but definitely
not F15T12's. This is the kind of idea I wanted to do but could never find F15T12 fixtures that would fit HPF Trigger Start
ballasts, and I also didn't know how to put them together in tandem, while using a 2 lamp ballast for them.
I may try this idea as well sometime. Maybe. I've still got several F15T12 and F15T8 lamps not being used at the moment.
I got rid of all of the desk lamps they were once in, due to potentially moving in the next couple months.

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Aug 06, 2019 at 07:17 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Very nice job!

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Aug 07, 2019 at 08:11 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Thanks!

Whats everyones opinion on ballasts for fixtures like this? Should i have one 2lamp series ballast to run both lamps or should i have two single lamp ones. ( either ones would be HPF )
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Aug 08, 2019 at 04:39 AM Author: streetlight98
Hmm I'd say a two lamp since two single lamp ballasts would be like having two separate strip lights.

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Aug 08, 2019 at 06:30 AM Author: suzukir122
Although a one lamp ballast in each would be unique as well, I strongly agree with Streetlight98. And the tandem look is always
even more awesome to me personally, when both lamps are in series. I don't know why.

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Aug 08, 2019 at 03:22 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Thanks ill go with 2 lamp
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