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Re: [APD] Re: Some Rules of Thumb re Fluorescent Overdriving

Nail on the head, Chuck. Overdrive squeezes more light out
of a smaller space. Underdriving squeezes more life out of
the bulbs. Both are less efficient normaldriving, but
either might be a good choice for a particular situation.

Scott H.

--- Chuck Gadd <cgadd at cfxc_com> wrote:
> Roger Miller wrote:
> > So it sounds like you're *way* better off using more
> lamps with those ballasts 
> > than you are overdriving a smaller number of tubes. 
> The more you overdrive 
> > the worse this disadvantage becomes.
> Except that it's not always possible to fit more tubes
> over a
> tank, and if you crowd the tubes over a tank, then you
> loose
> more efficiency due to reflected light, etc.

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