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Power Groove Tubes « on: January 11, 2019, 04:17:45 PM » Author: mobilite
Found a case of brand new 72" G.E. tubes. Cool white, case of 8 .
F72PG17-CW. Price tag of $3.each. I probably should bring them home, but my PG 17's are all 96".
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Re: Power Groove Tubes « Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 06:36:45 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
If I saw F72PG's for that price, I'd buy some right then & there!
(even though I don't have a fixture for them)
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Re: Power Groove Tubes « Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 11:09:16 PM » Author: mobilite
Ya, im considering going back tomorrow and getting them. If i were to build a fixture, should i try to find 8'ho ballasts or VHO ballast? What do you think.
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Re: Power Groove Tubes « Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 09:39:47 AM » Author: xmaslightguy
I'd try to find a VHO ballast, but HO ballasts are allot easier to come by. Either one will work just fine Smiley
You could build a fixture out of sheetmetal, but I'd say try to find a used 8' HO/VHO fixture & cut it down - that's allot easier! (and will likely have a ballast already) ... plus old used fixtures can be gotten cheap - keep checking craigslist(or an equivalent in your area), and ofcourse the ReStore
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Re: Power Groove Tubes « Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 12:50:54 PM » Author: DieselNut
Definitely get the proper VHO ballast while you can.  The tubes will be happier and much brighter!
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Re: Power Groove Tubes « Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 09:04:09 PM » Author: bryanrb
I believe all the power groove lamps operate at 1500mA. So a VHO ballast for an F72 would have to be used to get the optimum light output. HO is 800mA. VHO is 1500mA. F72s however arent near as common as the F96s. HO ballast could probably be used, but the lamp may be underdriven.
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