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OfflineRasJeph
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Do these need a separate ballast?
    #466003 - 08/23/10 06:45 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/105-watt-cfl-compact-fluorescents/

Just had a bunch of my 26 watt CFLs give out on me...looking at one of these to cut back on outlets taken up on my powerstrips (thinking 2 of these, and 2 26 watts for my veg room).

Anyways...those are pretty high up there. Obviously I'll need some additional circulation going to keep the temps down...but will these just screw into a normal plug adapter and work?

By which I mean these things:

http://www.fruitridgetools.com/storefrontprofiles/processfeed.aspx?sfid=136763&i=192687976&mpid=8171&dfid=1


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Re: Do these need a separate ballast? [Re: RasJeph]
    #466026 - 08/23/10 08:05 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

I use Extension cords with 2 T-splitters attached to the outlets, equaling 4 bulbs , creating an even lighting in my veg. The temps will not be an issue with that size, at least, it shouldn't be. I use a 6" PC fan exhausting the top of 4x2x5 tent, with 6 bulbs running inside the tent and it stays at 79-80.

Good luck.


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Re: Do these need a separate ballast? [Re: RasJeph]
    #466039 - 08/23/10 08:19 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Looks like a fire hazarded to me. The adapter.

I clone and veg with T12's. Will change to T8's when fixtures wear out.
Always thought those you linked too, to be to hot. But thats just me.


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Re: Do these need a separate ballast? [Re: KaptKid]
    #466058 - 08/23/10 09:22 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

I have all my 26 watters plugged into those, then into power strips :shrug:

Been about 5 grows now...however long the average life of a CFL 24/7 is I guess. I haven't had any trouble with 'em at all.


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Re: Do these need a separate ballast? [Re: RasJeph]
    #466709 - 08/24/10 07:20 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Good its working for you.


Maybe its just the pic.

Just keep an eye on them. Look for burn marks on plastic(over time). I saw this on cheap timers I 1st started with.


I worry about fire sometime. Sure you will do fine.


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