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Old 10-01-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Rich's DIY T5HO 6 Lamp

Finally finished my DIY T5HO 6 Lamp Fixture. I started with a fixture that we were to hang in a new warehouse however it was damaged in shipping. Our vendor told us to "Field Scrap" it so I "Scrapped" it to my garage. The original fixture was 4' long and about 24" wide. I couldn't do anything about the length without replacing the ballast but I was able to cut the ballast compartment out of the center, move the lamp holders and reflectors in then mount the ballast compartment on top. Next I build a shroud around it from scraps I had in the garage. Total cost without lamps....about $30.00.

I have just finished hanging it and have not cut the support cables to proper length yet (want to make sure I don't need to adjust the elevation). Tomorrow I will trim them up, make sure it is level and it will be done. Not the best in the world but the Price Was Right. Here are a few pictures.
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A few more pics.
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I think it looks awesome! What a great job! Kudos
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Thanks Carey. I appreciate it.
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i second the great job.
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Nice job, but the thing that makes T5HO lights so good are high quality, individual reflectors. It looks like your reflector is 1 piece and it was damaged. It's a good fixture for the price, but don't expect it to perform like a fixture with proper reflectors.
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It has two reflectors however it is formed so that each lamp has a separate cavity which would be the same as separate reflectors. The whole reason I got it for nothing was because the reflectors were damaged in shipping. LOL I know I will loose some performance but it shouldn't be a ton. We get damaged fixtures a lot so I will keep my eyes open for any reflectors I can steal that are in better shape.
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