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Manufacturer:mitchell
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Lamp Type:f40t12.f32t8spx50 right now
Base:med bipin
Electrical
Wattage:2x40
Current:430 ma
Physical/Production
Factory Location:usa
Application/Use:over my bench soon

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Mar 15, 2011 at 09:00 PM Author: toomanybulbs
anyone date this?
found in the trash right behind my shop.
someone from the apartments set it next to the dumpster.works fine even with the f32t8 lamps.
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Mar 15, 2011 at 09:28 PM Author: icefoglights
Nice find! Mitchells are awesome! Nice find!

I think they existed in the 40s and 50s, but there isn't a lot of information out there on them. What kind of ballast does it have?

I wouldn't run F32T8s on there. They have different voltage drops than F40T12s and can cause ballast overheating. If you like the 5000 k light, you should be able to find some F40C50s for it.

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Mar 16, 2011 at 11:37 AM Author: DieselNut
WOW!! Awesome find! Yes, get that T8 junk out of there! Put some full power, full mercury lamps in that thing and it will last you a lifetime!
Looks like it has the long ballast, like the Advance "Ad-Lite"?
I scored a Sylvania F40T12/D50 (Designer 5000K) lamp today at the recycle center!

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Mar 19, 2011 at 06:06 PM Author: toomanybulbs
i checked carefully.ballast runs cool with those t8's.
they almost instant start though.will be hard on the lamps but i dont care as i wound up with 3 cases of them.once they started without even one click of the starter!
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Mar 19, 2011 at 11:20 PM Author: DaveMan
T8 lamps will run at first on a tulamp preheat ballast, but as Icefog said, it's not a good idea to run them on that setup on a long term basis, as they have a different operating voltage than F40T12 lamps. I think the OCV is higher on the T8's while the current draw is lower, and that could cause problems with the ballast over the long term. I have been able to run T8's for extended durations on a LPF 30/32/40 single lamp preheat ballast before without problems although after a certain point, they will have trouble starting on that ballast and will have to be moved over to a fixture with a dedicated T8 ballast. That's just my experience though.

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Mar 20, 2011 at 07:08 PM Author: DieselNut
I would not do it. That fixture is a collector item and the ballast is even more so. F40 lamps are plentiful and cheap. Get some proper lamps for this thing please!

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