Dimmable t5 unit

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  1. Fraser W

    Fraser W Swazi Reefer

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    Hi all

    I would like to find out if anybody knows if you could connect a t5 unit to dimmable control like the lights we have in our house has anybody tried this and what was the outcome thanks
     
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    Nope, will not work

    You get dimmable ballast units, at about R500 for a dual where the normal electronic T5 ballast is R200
    Do not quote me on those prices. Been a while since I last bought a ballast.

    Anyway, the dimmable ballast is then controlled from your aquarium controller.
     
  5. Ridwaan

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    @RiaanP, do you know where I can find dual 54w T5 dimmable ballasts?
     
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    Try Jade Lee Electrical in Midrand
    Just, note, those are not cheap as the normal ballasts
     
  7. Ridwaan

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    Noted thanks and appreciate it..Will try them
     
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