Repurposed fluorescent fixture questions
I replaced the crappy 4x48" FL fixture in my kitchen with some recessed cans and want to reassemble the ballasts and holders into a basic plant light. It's got two ballasts, each is labeled as rated for two F40 T12 RS bulbs.
I don't have room for 48" of trays & lights, so I want to use 36" tubes for 2 separate fixtures. I've found only R30 30W tubes--will they match the ballasts well enough?
Can I just mount the T12 holders and the ballast on 2x4 lumber? I wouldn't want to stunt the seedlings' growth by having the house burn down around them :-)