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#1 craig bass

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:02 PM

Hi Everybody,

 

I have, for some time, been wanting to rig single bulb fluorescents up much like in this sample:

 

 

And, I am hoping that someone here can help steer me in the right direction. How would I do this? What bulbs should I use? How should I wire them? How would I hang them? I have a wealth of Kino 4X4 bulbs in my inventory, and was wondering if it is possible to utilize these, as they would be superior in terms of CRI and flicker.

 

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

 

Craig


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:02 PM

The bulbs themselves do not influence flicker, and may not render colour correctly if driven by non-Kino ballasts (I'm not sure how true this last part really is, it's received knowledge, but a side-by-side comparison should make it obvious).

 

Wiring up fluorescent tubes to ballasts is not rocket science. If you buy commercial high frequency ballasts, they should be about as unlikely to flicker as the Kino types. A wiring diagram is often printed on the ballast itself. Be cautious, as the ballast will produce higher-than-mains voltages when starting the lamp.

 

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