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Old 02-21-2005, 03:26 AM   #1
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VHO bulbs

Can i use these bulbs in any standard fluorescent fixture?
Or do i simply go to Home depot and get a bigger ballast?

The bulbs are 75 watt and 110 watt i believe...

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You need a VHO ballast. VHO bulbs operate at a higher frequency than NO bulbs. A VHO bulb in a NO ballast will simply output at or near standard NO bulb intensity.
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Fishfreek is right on the money as usual. Good Luck
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They are exactly right, I did this on my first light fixture and for whatever reason it burned out the bulbs in less than a day. I've since learned a lot and know better now, lol
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Thats even if it gets them to start.... The LFS in my area gave me VHO when I wanted NO and they would not light....
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