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Re: T8 Ballast
> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 14:13:13 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Re: T8 Ballast
> Caleb Cheung said:
> > While surfing the net for possible home made T8 lighting
> > options, I ran
> > across a company called Full Spectrum Solutions at
> > www.fullspectrumsolutions.com (no personal connection).
> > They have an
> > "Ultralux" electronic ballast with a ballast factor of
> > 1.3 for 1-4 T8
> > bulbs. Cost is around $50. They also have T8 32w bulbs
> > with a CRI of
> > 91, 5000K and lasts 34,000 hours.
> > Has anyone heard of these ballasts or have used them? I
> > figure if it
> > works, I can use 3 32 watt bulbs with this ballast on my
> > 55 gallon at
> > school. Love to get some feedback...
> Home Depot is world wide, there must be one near you. I
> think the 4x32 electronic ballast sold there that Wayne
> found does all FullSpectrum's does and costs less.
> Worth checking out.
The GE Universal 432I I bought from Home Depot seems to drive anything I
throw at it, plus if you haggle with them about their web price vs their
store price, you can probably get it for like $20!
I only wish HD had a better selection of high-end bulbs :)