Low-tech planted tank lighting

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Sploke

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I have a stack of old ones that I've been using for various stuff, mostly basement/garage lighting. They are all 10+ years old and need new ballasts (and most of them are the antiquated and less-efficient magnetic ballasts to boot). I've found its a lot less hassle to just buy new ones than buying and replacing ballasts, and really not much more expensive.
 
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I have a stack of old ones that I've been using for various stuff, mostly basement/garage lighting. They are all 10+ years old and need new ballasts (and most of them are the antiquated and less-efficient magnetic ballasts to boot). I've found its a lot less hassle to just buy new ones than buying and replacing ballasts, and really not much more expensive.
It's just not worth it to replace ballasts anymore. New "energy efficient" electronic ballasts are garbage, as are the majority of fluorescent lamps. None of it is made like it used to be and will have a fraction of the lifespan of older stuff.
 
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