T5 ballast question

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  1. Singularity

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    hi was at the local light shop, and the guy told me that a dual 58w T8 ballast would run a 54w t5x2 without any problems. Hmmmm now i was wondering if this was true what would u lose regarding perfomance of the globe etc ? only reason i am considering this is because neither osram nor phillips have any of the t5 HO ballasts in stcok
     
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    Hey Singularity as far as I know it wont work like it sould I have a T5 balast here just let me go have a look
     
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    i am needing about 12, if anyone know where i can get in the jhb area :p (t5 HO 54w ballasts)
     
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    Hey bud not too sure if the T8 ballast would work as efectivly as the t5 would.looking at the T5 ballast and a 80w ballast you can conect a 55w or 80 w TC-L globe T8 globe not rec\omended
     
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    are you looking for 6 x dual balasts = 12 globes or 12 dual ballasts =24 globes.
     
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    12 dual ballasts, 24 globes, for 12 tanks, can u suggest anyone ? the guy at the light shop really tries to help cause i buy allot of stuff from them, he phoned osram and phillips and they didnt know what it was exactly (hate it when that happens) maybe a product code will help ?
     
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    pete ? anyone out there with some suggestions ?
     
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    Go direct to the manufacturer, listed on the ballast ;)
     
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    i sourced some HO t5 ballasts ! :p
     
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    HO meaning High Output ?

    How does it differ to a normal 80 / 54 watt ?
     
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    umm, i dont have a clue to be honest, the globes says HO so i got some HO ballasts :p
     
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    where did you get the ballasts from for T5's? I am looking for some too - how much were they
     
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    Hi Pugsly give Lanzo from Dorry Pets a shout he has T5 ballast at R200-00 a ballast
     

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