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Old 05-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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I'd like to connect a fluorescent tube to a wall socket. Is it possible? Of course, it'd be one with a ballast and I just want to know if anyone has a guide how to wire the wires from the ballast to a wall plug and if it's that simple? Thanks!

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The ballast should have instructions for where to hook up the power from the plug.

The ballast might have different terminals for different input voltages (120 volts, 277 volts, etc). Be sure you choose the proper terminals.

Note that build-it-yourself light fixtures are not safety rated by organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories even if you used components are are so rated.

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I'd like to connect a fluorescent tube to a wall socket. Is it possible?
Just buy an already assembled light fixture.
A two tube $10 shop light comes with a cord as well.

btw... how big will your grow be?
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Just buy an already assembled light fixture.
A two tube $10 shop light comes with a cord as well.

btw... how big will your grow be?
Yea.....make sure you use the right color bulb.....and don't put too many in.....the power company will notify the police if a house is using an unusual amount of electricty....
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