How to build your own fluorescent panels
Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:38 PM
I am from Argentina and i have a really low budget to buy equipment. Unfortunately there are only a few companies who sell fluorescent panels here and they are very expensive, and buying it overseas and having them send it to you is not very cheap either.
I have an extensive knowledge of electricity and electronics, but not so much in design and i like to start with my own design of a florescent panel by getting some inspiration from someone else design.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 02:05 PM
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Posted 24 May 2005 - 07:51 AM
Back to the subject.
Can you recommend any special electronic ballasts, except for expensive Kino-flo a.s.o.
Posted 24 May 2005 - 12:03 PM
I just went to the local industrial lighting supplier and asked what they had which they knew was high-frequency output. You'll have to find a proper supplier, not just hope that the Home Depot (or B&Q, where I come from) spotty mono-earringed sales staff will have a clue what you're talking about.
I forget exactly what type I ended up with but really you don't need a name, it's a commodity item. Go in, explain what the situation is, and they should go "Oh, OK, I know what you want." Stress that they must be high frequency output, not just "electronic" which can also mean "dimmable" or "instant start" and still not be flicker free.
Oh, go on then, I looked it up: