PL Tubes

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by keyaam, 4 Sep 2008.

  1. keyaam

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  3. Mad_Max

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    Those tubes fit in the Boyu TL550. Is that what you have? or are you DIY a hood?
     
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    DIY!
     
  5. Mad_Max

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    Sorry, can not help with what ballast. Just a question. Why did you go for that? where are you going to find endcaps for those PL's? There is a thread somewhere that give details how to do it.
     
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    Sorted. When to local electrical supplier and got all the necessary parts. Thanks
     
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    keyaam be carful with electricity and saltwater i't a deadly conductor
     
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    Lol that was quick :p Yep most places have a variety of ballasts, usually found in a mess somewhere in the lighting section. Just make sure you wire them properly.
     
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    hi keyaam

    how about giving the guys a DIY on how you have these tubes connected with pics
    of how its done as it can inspire others that would like to go this route with PL lighting too... :)
     
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    Sure will do. Will post pics as soon as its done.
     
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    thanx keyaam

    any luck with connecting them last night :)
     
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    I don't have a canopy so i'm gonna fit the PL tubes in one of these and mount it in the wall.

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    Still browsing for the correct fitting to house ballast and bulb. I want a neat setup
     
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    cool keyaam, dont rush then,but take it slow so all turns out good and neat, good luck bro, dnt forget the pics :)
     
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    Hows those picks i want to do the same setup hahaha thanks :wave2:
     
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    Heloo bra wanne see your DIY skills please...
     
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    Guys, this thread is over 2 years old. Knowing reefers, this tank does not even exist anymore.
     
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    HAHA wooops sorry dident see the date any one got some diy pictures on how to set up PL tubes
     
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