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Re: Shop Lights

To: shk <>
Subject: Re: Shop Lights
From: Bob Bachman <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 17:44:48 -0800

I bought 6 LITEWAY made in America lights this summer at the local
yard. $9 each. Have burned out the ballasts in 3 of them already. I
recall anything about using "special" bulbs.

Bob Bachman

shk wrote:
> What are the appropriate tubes to use in the generic shop lights?
> I'm talking about the fixtures that you see stacked at the end of the
> aisle at Wal-Mart for $7.97.  I have tried using the 25 watt "for

> residential and shop lights" tubes but I find they only last a few
> months.  I also have tried the F40CW tubes with about the same results.
> It is as though the cheap ballast they use in those lamps needs a
> certain type of tube.  I seem to remember some discussion on this some
> time ago, but don't remember the conclusions.
> Shawn

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