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Thread: Need Help finding small Fluorescent Lamps..... Dont need LED!

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    Yeah... I think you might be out of luck unless you want to build your own from parts.
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    I have no problem building the parts If I can get them cheap enough. I think I am going to start with the 48" ballast as Chuck pointed out. I can do $10.00

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    Take a look at the same page; there's a 2-lamp ballast there for about the same price.

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    I bought a used desktop face tanning lamp set up to carry out my Winter retrobrite work.

    This sort of thing:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/face-tann...p/323814213980

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    Now thats damn interesting zippysticks. What type and size bulbs does it run?

    I just received a new ballast for larger t5 bulbs I was going to try, if that didn't work I was out of options.
    Chuck I called the company they say they only have single bulb lamps for the size and Style I need. I was going to look special order but I never heard back and that way some time ago.

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    The problem is that other than for germicidal use, fluorescent lamps are going the way of the dodo--and rather quickly. 25 years ago, I upgraded all my fixtures to use solid-state electronic ballasts (more efficient); about 10 years ago, to use the T8 lamps in place of the F40s and recently retrofitted a bunch with LEDs (brighter and even more efficient).

    Progress marches on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    The problem is that other than for germicidal use, fluorescent lamps are going the way of the dodo--and rather quickly. 25 years ago, I upgraded all my fixtures to use solid-state electronic ballasts (more efficient); about 10 years ago, to use the T8 lamps in place of the F40s and recently retrofitted a bunch with LEDs (brighter and even more efficient).

    Progress marches on...
    I'm more inclined to say "FADS" in this scenario.. Especially with the state of commercial stock for sale. Did I mention I burn coal for heat in the winter.......

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    That's okay--I light my house with whale oil lamps.

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    My understanding is that the OP's got the lamps, but needs the fixtures. Good luck.

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