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Philips Advance 2xF40T12 Electronic RS

Philips Advance 2xF40T12 Electronic RS

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I was at home depot and decide to pick one of these up to try out. I wasn't disappointed either. It started the lamps with true rapid start and also runs them in series properly.

It functions the same way as my UltraSave 2xF32T8 ballasts.

An EOL lamp was tried and it started anyway without causing a show. However it still causes the lamp silent distress slowly until it eventually loses vacuum. Since its in series, the other lamp is left dim or shut down

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Manufacturer:Philips
Model Reference:RELB-2S40-N
Lamp
Lamp Type:T12
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Ballast Type:Electronic Rapid Start Series
Electrical
Wattage:40 or (1) 40w and (1) 30w
Current:600 ocv
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Application/Use:Not in service

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Sep 27, 2015 at 08:12 PM Author: TheUniversalDave1
Ugh. I had one of these. It failed after 2 months IIRC. I took it back and got the more expensive "Centium" version. It too failed, even sooner than the first.

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Sep 27, 2015 at 08:22 PM Author: Alights
I had one and 3 eol lamps in a row killed it..junky ballast

Magnetic ballasts and old school electronic only zone!  No T8 instant start

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Sep 27, 2015 at 08:28 PM Author: nicksfans
I have the single-lamp version and it has been great! I've killed tons of lamps with it.

I like my lamps thick, my ballasts heavy, and my fixtures tough.

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Sep 27, 2015 at 08:56 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
I'll have to be extra careful with this one when I use it as to try and prolong its life.

@Alights / TheUniversalDave1 : Did you guys run it with 34w tubes or 40w ?

Stuff like this will never be comparable to good ol' magnetic!
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Sep 27, 2015 at 09:07 PM Author: TheUniversalDave1
I ran 34's. Ironically, I put in 40's for a few minutes, walked away, and when I came back, the light was out and the room smelled awful. I guess that's how it went down. I honestly don't remember.

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Sep 28, 2015 at 11:13 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
I was able to open the ballast very easily and it isn't even potted, so it lacks heat dissipation! explains the failures
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Aug 10, 2018 at 08:01 AM Author: Fluorescent05
I had the centium garbage that failed 1 hour after I installed it and was running 40 watt lamps. The other ballast (4 lamp fixture) was still magnetic and still working after 20 years. Both got replaced (by me) with these ballasts which are still working after 6 months to this day.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Aug 10, 2018 at 11:14 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
I decided to put the above ballast into service today in one of my room fixtures with a pair of Ledvance CWX F40T12 tubes
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