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Installing a Japanese preheat CFL chandelier in a North American home « on: October 03, 2022, 02:07:09 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
As I seem to really enjoy preheat fluorescent light fixtures whether it be CFL or linear fluorescent and that I enjoy having chandeliers in my house, I am starting to see that Japan is the only country that I know of that has chandeliers specifically designed for non-integrated CFL lamps on preheat circuits. So far, I have found 3 different listings for preheat CFL chandeliers that I am thinking of considering:

https://www.jauce.com/auction/h1060959219

https://www.jauce.com/auction/h1061667067

https://www.jauce.com/auction/u1061705127

I am trying to figure out how I can go about trying to install these chandeliers onto the ceiling of a North American home using 120v 60hz mains and whether I will be able to change out the ballasts to 120v 60hz magnetic preheat ballasts that will run the supplied CFL lamps properly or whether I should install a step down transformer in the attic assuming the original ballasts are all designed for 100v 60hz operation.

If I am converting these fixtures to 120v operation, here are some ballasts that I am considering:

For the one that takes 27w lamps, I am considering these ballasts:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174598738265

For the other ones that use 18w lamps, I am considering these ballasts:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233931237882
« Last Edit: October 03, 2022, 02:29:26 PM by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA » Logged

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