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Where to buy electronic ballast?



 
 
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Old December 18th 10, 03:28 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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(Oi Gabriel - I'm looking at you! ;-))

For a standard 5 foot in old money (mumble er 1500mm?) slimline
tube. The existing ballast seems to have gone. Anywhere I can get a
replacement for less than the £20 or so a whole fitting (with tube) would
cost at B&Q!?

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Old December 18th 10, 09:48 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Dec 18, 2:28*am, John Stumbles wrote:
(Oi Gabriel - I'm looking at you! ;-))

For a standard 5 foot in old money (mumble er 1500mm?) slimline
tube. The existing ballast seems to have gone. Anywhere I can get a
replacement for less than the 20 or so a whole fitting (with tube) would
cost at B&Q!?

--
John Stumbles

I don't want to be part of a club that would have someone like me as a member.


Seem to be lots of them on ebay. I guess job leftovers. Usually going
for 5 to 10 quid. I've bought several Tridonic electronic ballasts
this way.
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Old December 18th 10, 10:20 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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In article ,
" writes:
On Dec 18, 2:28*am, John Stumbles wrote:
(Oi Gabriel - I'm looking at you! ;-))

For a standard 5 foot in old money (mumble er 1500mm?) slimline
tube. The existing ballast seems to have gone. Anywhere I can get a
replacement for less than the 20 or so a whole fitting (with tube) would
cost at B&Q!?

Seem to be lots of them on ebay. I guess job leftovers. Usually going
for 5 to 10 quid. I've bought several Tridonic electronic ballasts
this way.


Yes, I buy most of mine from eBay, and build up a small stock when I
see good offers, for use in lights I build. I don't buy T8 ones though
(mostly built lights using T5 and 2D tubes).

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Andrew Gabriel
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Old December 18th 10, 10:21 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"John Stumbles" wrote in message ...

(Oi Gabriel - I'm looking at you! ;-))


For a standard 5 foot in old money (mumble er 1500mm?) slimline
tube. The existing ballast seems to have gone. Anywhere I can get a



http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Ind...l_1/index.html

Peter

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Old December 18th 10, 01:58 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"Peter Andrews" writes:


"John Stumbles" wrote in message ...

(Oi Gabriel - I'm looking at you! ;-))


For a standard 5 foot in old money (mumble er 1500mm?) slimline
tube. The existing ballast seems to have gone. Anywhere I can get a



http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Ind...l_1/index.html


Should be able to find some for around a quarter of those prices.
Actually, I suspect you can buy a whole fitting and tube and electronic
ballast for those prices.

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Andrew Gabriel
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Old December 18th 10, 08:08 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Where to buy electronic ballast?

In message , Andrew Gabriel
writes
In article ,
"Peter Andrews" writes:


"John Stumbles" wrote in message ...

(Oi Gabriel - I'm looking at you! ;-))


For a standard 5 foot in old money (mumble er 1500mm?) slimline
tube. The existing ballast seems to have gone. Anywhere I can get a




http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Ind...x/Lighting_Flu
orescent_Index/Flo_Control_1/index.html


Should be able to find some for around a quarter of those prices.
Actually, I suspect you can buy a whole fitting and tube and electronic
ballast for those prices.


Yup, I bought an 2x5ft tubes IP65 fitting with electronic ballast
recently from a local branch of an Internet stockist (QVS) for 25 ish
iirc . I think they had ballasts for around a 5
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Chris French

 




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