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Wanted: LPS gear and lamps « on: May 05, 2021, 01:18:40 AM » Author: thelightingman
I don't own any LPS/SOX lamps and gear and I really would like some because I have never seen it in person. Reply to this post or PM me for offers. Have a nice day!  :)  8;)  8)  :D
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Re: Wanted: LPS gear and lamps « Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 08:45:54 AM » Author: F20T12
I don't own any LPS/SOX lamps and gear and I really would like some because I have never seen it in person. Reply to this post or PM me for offers. Have a nice day!  :)  8;)  8)  :D
sooo here is the thing about LPS gear, the lamps and ballasts are very expensive. An LPS ballast can go for $120 and a lamp for $50.
 ballasts are very hard to find. But there is a solution! you can run an 18-watt SOX lamp on a fulham Workhorse 2 ballast. here are the links for the lamp and ballast/ https://www.ebay.com/itm/122010971693     ...  https://www.amazon.com/Philips-234047-18-watt-SOX-E18-Pressure/dp/B004NIRVXO/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=18+watt+low+pressure+sodium+lamp&qid=1620218196&sr=8-3 .... 18-watt SOX lamps are the most common so that is the lamp I suggest. oh! and you will also need a lamp-holder! https://www.ebay.com/itm/164291899534  ....   To wire the ballast connect the 2 red wires to 1 wire of the lamp-holder, and then connect the yellow wire to another wire of the lamp-holder. If you have any questions PM me!
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Re: Wanted: LPS gear and lamps « Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 11:11:24 AM » Author: thelightingman
sooo here is the thing about LPS gear, the lamps and ballasts are very expensive. An LPS ballast can go for $120 and a lamp for $50.
 ballasts are very hard to find. But there is a solution! you can run an 18-watt SOX lamp on a fulham Workhorse 2 ballast. here are the links for the lamp and ballast/ https://www.ebay.com/itm/122010971693     ...  https://www.amazon.com/Philips-234047-18-watt-SOX-E18-Pressure/dp/B004NIRVXO/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=18+watt+low+pressure+sodium+lamp&qid=1620218196&sr=8-3 .... 18-watt SOX lamps are the most common so that is the lamp I suggest. oh! and you will also need a lamp-holder! https://www.ebay.com/itm/164291899534  ....   To wire the ballast connect the 2 red wires to 1 wire of the lamp-holder, and then connect the yellow wire to another wire of the lamp-holder. If you have any questions PM me!

Thank you!
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Re: Wanted: LPS gear and lamps « Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 08:11:35 PM » Author: Bottled lightning
Answered via PM because the last time I posted something here it got snapped up immediately.

I believe 35&55w lamps can be operated by tying together three outputs of a normal ballast factor T8 instant start ballast.
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Re: Wanted: LPS gear and lamps « Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 12:38:28 PM » Author: thelightingman
Answered via PM because the last time I posted something here it got snapped up immediately.

I believe 35&55w lamps can be operated by tying together three outputs of a normal ballast factor T8 instant start ballast.

Hey, sorry if I am replying late, but thank you for the link to some. Also, do you mean instant start electronic T8 ballasts?
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Re: Wanted: LPS gear and lamps « Reply #5 on: December 09, 2021, 08:27:02 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
I believe you could possibly get a 18w SOX low pressure sodium lamp to work off a 277v F20T12 preheat fluorescent choke using a FS4 fluorescent starter in parallel with the lamp and use a 120v-277v transformer to get the necessary input voltage for the choke.

Here is a 277v F20T12 preheat choke:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/254804624868?epid=1818789220&hash=item3b538a05e4:g:JFMAAOSwGbFf0wZa

Plus a 120v-277v transformer:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/163638443115?hash=item26199c7c6b:g:fqoAAOSwJcZWdiXm

You could use this setup if you prefer magnetic ballasts over electronic ballasts at an affordable price.
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