T12 fluorescent fixture 2ft


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T12 fluorescent fixture 2ft

I am trying to find a fluorescent fixture 2ft long that uses T12 bulbs. No luck searching the net.
anyone have an idea where to look?
 
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Looking for a T-12 fixture is like shopping for an Edsel.
Since T-12 tubes are no longer in production.... you'll pay premium for a fixture.

SNF-115-LTS-120V-U ... 1x18" T-12 tube
SNF-120-LTS-120V-U ... 1x24" T-12 tube
 
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Thanks, yes its pricey, but thats what I need.
 
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Pj, any two bulb 2ft T12 fixtures?
I know, now I am getting picky..
 
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I've been checking. Haven't seen any two tube units.
 
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Thanks for checking. I can use two ones if need be.
 
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Hi, why not modernize and use a 2 LED strip?
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Lithonia-Li...-in/1000704794
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I hunted up and found a specific medical bulb that is used in phototherapy. It is a T12 tube. So that started my search for the 2ft T12 base
 
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Then you need to make sure that tube's requirements are met by the standard ballast.
Some tubes require specific ballasts.
 
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I would look around for an F17T8 fixture they are the same 2'/24" and the sockets/tombstones/lamp-holders etc are the same. You may have to replace the sockets as they may be of the "Shunted" variety (both terminals shorted together) The ballast will have to be replaced for your lamps also being photo lamps they maybe a "HO or VHO" kind and thus the ballast that the lamp maker recommends.
HO = High Output
VHO = Very High Output

PS: LED lighting is CRAP
 
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20W Fluorescent Bulb - Bilirubin Blue


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Part Number: F20T12/BB/Y/BP
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Watts​ 20W Base​ Medium Bi-pin (G13) Shape T12 Item Type Fluorescent Maximum Overall Length (in) 24.00 inRETURN POLICY
 
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This bulb makes none or little heat. No UV no infrared. Just blue light in a narrow wavelength like they use with infants with jaundice.
 
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OK thanks for the lamp specs.

I would get a full power (1.00 or greater Ballast Factor) magnetic (preferably) or the electronic equivalent.

I assume you want the tubes bare with no cover or guard over them? I would still look for an F17T8 strip light as those are also 2'/24" and a little easier to find now with the caveats I listed in Post 10.

You could also use a 4'/48" fixture and cut it down I have done that before the modern ones are easy to cut down due to the thin metal. I used tin snips and had to do a bit of bending it back into shape.
 
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Thanks for the information guys, I appreciate it !
 
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Did you ever find a 2'/24" fluorescent fixture? I found one on eBay that should work if you change the ballast and possibly the lamp holders as per post #10
 
 

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