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Re: Overdriving a light?

Sam Hopkins asked:

>Can someone tell me what "Overdriving a fluorescent light" means?

In a nutshell, overdriving a fluorescent lamp basically means running more 
power through the lamp than its design calls for.  This produces more light 
(and heat).  The downside is that an overdriven lamp fails sooner than it 
would under normal circumstances.  It's essentially like overclocking a CPU 
if you're familiar with that practice.  It can be dangerous both to body 
and equipment if done carelessly, but if done correctly, it can be quite 
Chuck Huffine
Knoxville, Tennessee