12-05-2005, 01:39 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I am trying to keep this thing as cost effective as possible, and use up misc parts I have laying around.
I do like the ahsupply kits. I am surprised by the low cost also. But, with the deluxe kit, bulbs and shipping it is still nearly $50.00. I may go with the regular kit, tho.... I could keep that under $30.00....hmmm
I was thinking about my original two options because I have the ballasts, one new 15" All-glass bulb and sockets for the NO flourescent option. I would only need one bulb which would be $5-12. Also, I have the LOA screw-in compacts for that option, I would only need the sockets which would be less than $5.
But, if the 13 watt CF are as good as the 65 watters I have, they would be worth it. My 65 watt CF, IMO, puts out way more than the 3 - 20 watt NO flourescents it replaced. Hence, my issues with the WPG rule.
Does anyone know if I can use an electronic ballast designed for T8's with Compact flourescents?
That would be ideal.