where to buy prismatic rectangular wraparound flourescent lens 48" x 10"
for older 2 t12 non-electronic ballast unit?
Can't find anything in local home depot, orchard supply, lamp stores
so far (northern california). All those places seem to have
switched over to 48" x 8" t8 electronic ballast units.
Must i replace the entire unit by t8 electronic ballast unit
just if the lens cracks?
Thanks in advance.
I replaced my lamp unit in the kitchen when a ballast went bad, went with
new electronic unit, and never regretted it, its better light, and comes on
when the switch is flipped, and my wifes comment when I hit the swtich,
"WOW, there's light" said it all, and you save a bit on the electric bill.
Lots of plastic specialty stores stock and/or cut lenses to order. See
http://www.lightingplastics.com/index.html for example. For long life and
no yellowing, get an acrylic replacement, not polystyrene.
But, upgrading to a new fixture with T8 lamps and an electronic
instant-start ballast would be the most energy-efficient approach. You can,
however, convert the existing fixture if you want since the standard (F32T8)
lamps fit into the same sockets as your F40T12s. The ballast must be
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