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Making your own T5 fixture?

Posted by jbclem z9b Topanga, Ca (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 6, 10 at 18:34

T5 fluorescent fixtures seem to be way overpriced, so I would like to take a regular fluorescent fixture and convert it. I've found a web site that sells the bulb holder pieces for a few dollars each, and I have a 4 foot four bulb fixture...but I'm not sure what kind of ballast is required and if the bulb lengths are the same.

I'm looking for some advice or suggestions about this...


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RE: Making your own T5 fixture?

That sounds like a great idea, but an electronics forum might be a better place to look. people are generally less likely to suggests things to other people that might get said others killed. Please be careful.

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