Odyssea 2 x 24w

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  1. Kingfish

    Kingfish

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    Hi Guys,

    Is it possible to change the lighthing to a higher wattage balast,

    PLease excuse my ignorance

    Thanks
     
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  3. Wes

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    nope, unless you get the lengthier globes, what you looking to do?
     
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    I use these T5 lighting units and never gave me a prob over the years.
    You could always fit LED strips into the unit for extra lighting if your unit never came with the LED`s as the 4XT5 24W comes with the LED light fitting as well.
     
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    in the past we did use higher wattage balasts to "overdrive" a smaller wattage tube, specifically actinic lighting.. but the consequence is premature failure of the tube so its not recomended.. im not too sure if the process was over any significant benefit..

    but generally no, its not a good idea and better to correctly size wattage of balast and tube
     
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    Thanks guys,

    My intention was to change the balast to say 2x39w and put in 2 39watt T5 tubes,

    where can i get those strip lights from please,

    thank you all for the responses
     
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