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Home Made Ubent fixture converted to preheat « on: March 11, 2010, 10:05:19 AM » Author: static1701
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udop7n42K0g

Update: Here is a better video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-vzhQQM7Nk

This fixture hangs in my garage and it is very heavy. When I got it, it had three rapid start ballasts. It was hard to get it to start in the cold or on a rainy day. I swapped out the rapid start ballasts for instant start and the bulbs would light every time no matter what. After getting some preheat ballasts from eBay, I converted it over and it looks and sounds great. You can hear the starters as it fires up. I am short a few starter sockets and I need to re-wire it but for now it works. I am going to try different starters to see if I can make it more blink happy.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 09:05:00 AM by static1701 » Logged

I use real incandescent Christmas lights, miniature lights from the 70's, C6's from the 50's and modern C7's and C9's. NO ugly LED's! I don't care what it cost. Real Christmas lights and Preheat Fluorescent!

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