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Old 08-21-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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I know next to nothing about fluorescent fixtures, that being said I cant imagine them being too tough to figure out....

my problem, i got a really nice fixture, its 2' by 4' surface mount ceiling fixture, 4 bulb, with the hinged defuser door... there are 4 sets of sockets for fluorescent bulbs, im thinking great i can use this thing, all i got to do is stick in 4ea. 4' bulbs... wrong! the sockets are 45 1/8 inches apart the 4 footers are just alittle long to fit, sooooo i go to lowes ask the lighting expert do you have a bulb that fits in a 45 1/8 inch opening.. nope never heard of that before.

here is every thing i can get off the light as far as info....

williams fluorescent luminaire
HPF 04201
HE Williams
ballast = FWLSD-U 55PS

it does say on the ballast to use bulb #FT40, FT36, FQ39 for 2 bulbs

and use FQ54, FT55, FT 50, for 1 0r 2 bulbs....
when i look these bulbs up i dont get any thing that looks like they could fit in this fixture...

this fixture looks to need a thinner bulb than a regular 4 footer, and the pin sockets look to be smaller than for a regular bulb also... i know my fluorescent fixture and bulb terminalogy isnt the best....

any help would be appreciated

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it might take two of these. i have one like it.
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nope, you are right on the pins...those are the small pin expensive ones.... sorry.
Cross References for Sylvania FP39/841/HO/ECO:Mfr
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OSRAM 453538 _FQ39_/841/HO
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Looks like you need the 4 pins on the same end of the bulb. sounds like you purchased regular T8 style bulbs with the 2 pins on each end.
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of course, its my luck to end up with a fixture that would require expensive bulbs...
the fixture does have pin sockets on each end of the fixture...probably just toss the fixture then.... cant afford $22 bulbs....

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The length you describing that is definty a T-5 size due the T-5's are slightly shorter than T-8 or T-12's

Not too many big box store will stock this size at the moment but they will add it one way or other and normally Electrical supply centre will have this on stock or order it real quick.

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of course, its my luck to end up with a fixture that would require expensive bulbs...
the fixture does have pin sockets on each end of the fixture...probably just toss the fixture then.... cant afford $22 bulbs....
Check the web for prices on these bulbs. I saw some that were fairly inexpensive. Keep one thing in mind. These low wattage bulbs last a very long time. Even though they may cost more than the fixture.

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