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How can you find pre-heat fluorescent fixtures? « on: December 20, 2017, 11:29:46 PM » Author: lightinglover8902
Where did you find pre-heat fluorescent fixtures, the look cool, when they startup, and blink happy.
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Re: How can you find pre-heat fluorescent fixtures? « Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 12:02:44 AM » Author: LegacyLighting
Hi There

In Australia, fluorescent fixtures are predominately pre-heat. We have the opposite problem, very difficult to find rapid and instant-start fixtures here!
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Re: How can you find pre-heat fluorescent fixtures? « Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 12:12:02 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
Hi There

In Australia, fluorescent fixtures are predominately pre-heat. We have the opposite problem, very difficult to find rapid and instant-start fixtures here!
thats cool... why though??
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Re: How can you find pre-heat fluorescent fixtures? « Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 01:09:17 PM » Author: veryhighonoutput
Craigs list, sneaking around in abandoned buildings,garages. EBay but pricey
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Re: How can you find pre-heat fluorescent fixtures? « Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 07:39:50 AM » Author: Mercurylamps
thats cool... why though??

Preheat is most likely popular over here due to the simpler wiring, starters and ballasts being common and easily swapped over. With 240 volts just about any available fluorescent tube can easily be started by preheat. Most common size in Australia is 4 foot length which is either T8 36W or T12 40W for older fittings.
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Re: How can you find pre-heat fluorescent fixtures? « Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 04:25:36 AM » Author: veryhighonoutput
If you need a shop light or two I can defently can spare just pm Me
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Re: How can you find pre-heat fluorescent fixtures? « Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 10:59:05 AM » Author: sol
I have converted some from crappy LPF low quality rapid-start (or trigger start) to preheat with spare ballasts and starter sockets from eBay. My kitchen under cabinet fixtures are such a project. You need to be handy with a drill to do it, and drilling in metal is not always fun, but worth it in the end.
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