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Light Fixture for PhotonTube T8 LED Grow Lights
I am inquiring about where/what type of light/lamp I can purchase that would hold your 48” Photon tube LED ”grow” tubes. I am also hoping you can clarify the statement about being able to interchange them with fluorescent tubes, either with or without removing the ballast.
The key term to look for when selecting compatible T5 or T8 fixtures that do not require ballast adjustment is ‘LED Ready’. LED Ready fixtures are typically designed without ballasts and allow for the T5 or T8 products to be immediately functional. Based on my review, there appear to be several T5 and T8 fixtures available from online marketplaces.
As older fluorescent light fixtures often utilize ballasts, there can be instances where the LED retrofit lights (such as ours) are incompatible with the ballast hardware. In these instances, we recommend a ballast-bypass, which allows for the lights to be directly powered by the wiring in your space.
I have attached a link below for the product specification sheet, which illustrates the ballast-bypass configuration.
Product specification sheet: https://www.waveformlighting.com/datasheets/CS_4020-4000.pdf
My understanding is your photontubes replicate the sunlight spectrum and are good to use on seedlings, is this correct? Are there fixtures you can recommend that work with these (not sure you are allowed to do that), or alternatively is there anything that I should be on the lookout for with regards to purchasing?
One other question, what is the area (sq. footage?) that 2 lights (2 bulbs) would illuminate if at about a 4 inch distance from its subject?
We can confirm that our 6500K PhotonTube™ T8 LED products are designed to output light that closely simulates daylight to benefit seedling growth.
Though we do not have any fixtures to recommend at this time, we would be more than happy to check any fixtures that you are considering for compatibility. Regarding the square foot light output, I would be more than happy to confirm the technical details with my team. As soon as I have received confirmation, I will plan to let you know right away.
It might also be helpful to know that we offer a 30-day return policy for all orders. In the event that these products don’t work well for your installation, just reach out and we will gladly issue a prepaid return label.
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