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Penn Plax lights & hitech fixture
I have some information for people regarding the compatibility of certain
fluorescent lights and the Corallife light fixtures.
I recently purchased the latter and it is very nice, with places for four
bulbs. I initially put in 2 Vitalites and 2 Penn Plax Ultra TriLux lights.
The vitalites work fine, but the Trilux will not turn on in the fixture.
Energy Savers, Inc. (from whom I bought the fixture) says they have had
trouble with people using the Ultra TriLux before: it apparently is NOT a
true "rapid start" bulb and therefore not really compatible with the 4-bulb
fixture. Energy Savers says only U.S.-made rapid start bulbs will work
well (such as Vitalite, Corallife Triphosphor, etc.); something about
the bulbs from overseas is different.
I wondered if anyone else has had this experience and if not, people should
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