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#33365 - 01/18/04 07:46 PM ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
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Hi all..
I just recently bought a 65w bulb from homedepot...the bulb has no ballast,so i cannot run this bulb at all.The bulb is a 65w fluorex like this one in the link http://www.lightsofamerica.com/9166B.htm;
I think i need a ballast order to fire the bulb up.But what type of ballast?


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#33366 - 01/18/04 09:59 PM Re: ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
electricman2  Offline
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I followed the link and from what I can see this lamp will only work in certain fixtures made by Lights of America. If you don't have one of these fixtures(they list 6 model numbers) then the lamp is of no use as the ballast is part of the fixture. Maybe someone else here can add to this information.


John

#33367 - 01/19/04 12:54 AM Re: ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
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It looks like it's just for those few fixtures sold by Lights of America. If you can't use it, can't you return it? Trying to match a ballast to it and rig up your own set-up seems like a waste of time and money unless for some reason you're just totally sold on using that particular lamp. Maybe I'm missing something...


#33368 - 01/19/04 07:42 AM Re: ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
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thats irrelevant to the fact...if you misunderstood my main post i will try to explain it to you.
My main goal is to be able to light up this bulb with some slight modifications.Which shouldn't be any harder than an HID.
Please shed some light on this situation.

[This message has been edited by Danny (edited 01-19-2004).]


#33369 - 01/19/04 06:05 PM Re: ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
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Are you and electrician?


#33370 - 01/19/04 07:02 PM Re: ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
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So are you building a custom fixture, and that lamp has the features (size, wattage, output) that you need?

After reading more info on the LoA page, it sounds like that company has innovated and patented a lot of unique designs. So possibly they are the only ones with ballasts to light that kind of bulb. I looked on a site for Universal Ballast (triad, Magnetek) and I couldn't find anything similar.

Good luck!


#33371 - 01/19/04 10:06 PM Re: ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
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Danny, I think the ballast is part of the socket assembly. Call for for parts - Energy Saving Products
(800)377-4545


#33372 - 01/20/04 12:13 AM Re: ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
Danny  Offline
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Thank you sir..Thats what i'll need,a Universal Ballast.I'm going to search more..I wanted to know how much it's going to cost for the ballast..cause i can go pick one up if i know the part number and price.
nope i'm not an electrician..but i might look into it--cause i like to build lights and stuff.or i could look into plumbing..anyhow.. thanks agian,i'm going to give Energy Saving Products a ring.


#33373 - 01/20/04 02:06 AM Re: ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
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Danny, Energy Saving Products is the name listed on Lights of America's web site for obtaining parts.

steve


#33374 - 01/20/04 04:27 AM Re: ballast for 65w flourex bulb  
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You'd think the fixture designers would have picked some other type of socket configuration in order to prevent "standard" CFLs and incandecsent bulbs equipped with Edison bases from being plugged into this specific fixture that requires the bulb the original poster asked about.

What happens to an incandescent bulb if you connect it across a ballast's output? Will it blow up spectacularly or just fry the filament at startup?

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 01-20-2004).]


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