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The Grow Room forums; Hey guys came across this circ type of t5 fluro. Not sure how to wire these up. Was hoping for ...
Help wiring a circular fluorescent (wiring help & ballast info)
Hey guys came across this circ type of t5 fluro. Not sure how to wire these up. Was hoping for some knowledge nd info.
Here are a few pics of the stuff i have salvages up already.
Have never wires lighting with ballasts or fusing! not even sure if i have the right stuff,or if this fluro needs a ballast!
Any help is much appreciated!! cant seem to get this baby on!!
Last edited by ch3mical420; 05-27-2012 at 05:23 AM.
I'd go to the manufacturer's web site, or give them a call.
damn man i have a t5 but it just plugs in, but i am really curious about these circ cfl's. do you have a grow goin already?
Sorry mate that just won't work.
The blue lamp you have is for a low voltage halogen globe (12v 20w)
as for that circular flouro, that's a t8 type. The t5 circular flouros are 16mm diameter (or any t5 bulb for that matter)
and with t5's, you must use an electronic ballast specific for t5 bulbs.
older t8 ballasts could be used with t5 but will reduce the life of the t5 bulb.
Furthermore if you have no experience wiring ballasts, I would not attempt it. We don't want you frying yourself now.
Find someone who's an electrician to wire it up for you or you can actually buy the circular flouro lights for your house.
Yes I would not bother with that T8 circleline.I looked into circleline floros and they are not worth the trouble compared to a diy T5 tube or pll 2g11 duo tube build.
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