i have 3 different areas i want to use florescent bulbs, two of which are w/
timers, but the box says not to use them w/ timers. these are lower wattage
than the regular bulbs that are in use now. why can't these florescent
bulbs be use here?
the other place i want to use one is outside in an inclosed fixture,under an
awning covering the back door, is this a suitable place for a florescent
the timers i want to use are the regular lamp timers, where the colck dial
spins and there are little pegs that are set at the chosen time, which to me
seem like little on/off switches. would this type be ok for the bulbs??
On Sun, 5 Nov 2006 19:15:35 +0000 (UTC), Don Klipstein wrote:
I have used the clock dial/peg type (makes a click at on/off) of timer for
many (close to 30) years to operate flourescent fixtures on my various
aquariums. I am currently using a digital timer (no click), which has
performed just fine for the past year or so, to operate 4 36" flourescent
fixtures (30W bulb/fixture) on my 125 gallon tank. The fixtures (and tank)
are about 2 years old, so older flourescents may not work with the digital
timer. I got the digital timer after my 10+ year old clock type timer died.
It had been used on several tanks over the years and I put it on the 125
gallon tank when I set it up where it served until it just quit working a
little over a year ago - I figure that the contacts just wore out as the dial
was still turning.
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Some timers are suitable for fluorescent, some are not; check the package.
Some fluorescent bulbs can be use outside other can't; check the package.
That said, I have use bulbs that can't be used outdoors outside and they
have worked fine.
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