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Can a 26w PL run in 40w ballast? « on: August 30, 2019, 10:30:39 PM » Author: Binarix128
Sound crazy, but it's working to me, at least these moments. What happen if I run a 26w biax PL in a 40w fluorescent ballast? The lamp life will be more short? The ballast life will be more short? The PLs will pop at few hours of working?
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Re: Can a 26w PL run in 40w ballast? « Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 11:37:41 PM » Author: Medved
The lamp will overheat, so beside the short lefe, its color will be off (green tint) and efficacy low, both because of too high mercury pressure in the discharge.
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Re: Can a 26w PL run in 40w ballast? « Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 12:45:12 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
now run a 5 watt lamp on a 40 watt ballast!  Grin
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Re: Can a 26w PL run in 40w ballast? « Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 01:55:22 AM » Author: Ash
The lamp specs are approx 95V 320mA. Is 25W T12 close in spec ?
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