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Old 11-23-2007, 06:18 PM   #15
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Thanks for the post Tom. I have the same type burnout. I am expecting a new ballast to arrive in a day or two so your post is timely.

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Old 12-06-2007, 01:53 PM   #16
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So Sid, what's the verdict on the ballast installation?
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:23 PM   #17
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I got a email response from Sid. He installed his new ballast with no problem. You can repair 2 lites for the price of 1 lite assy.
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Two years later, fixtures still failing. Two years later, no replacements on the market.

Anyone find a satisfactory alternative to these fixtures that will fit the opening without a lot of nail pounding? Replacing the ballasts is just delaying the inevitable, as the company will run out of them too.

Camping World, and Peterson, sell fluor fixtures that require modification to the ceiling, as they don't fit into the opening.

I looked at LED lights strips, but TOO MUCH MONEY. LED web site offers a five emitter strip for $326 + transformer, with only half the lumens output.

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Bruce,
I didn't realize your 07 used the STP model 930 lights? I thought they were a different brand and a different light in 07. If you need a ballast for a model 930, I think I have an extra new 2nd design from my old rig and would gladly sell it to you cheap. Did STP quit making the ballast? Help me understand more about this. rockin'
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I didn't realize your 07 used the STP model 930 lights? I thought they were a different brand and a different light in 07. If you need a ballast for a model 930, I think I have an extra new 2nd design from my old rig and would gladly sell it to you cheap. Did STP quit making the ballast? Help me understand more about this. rockin'
I have had 2 failures so far on my 2005 bought new in 2007. One was replaced under warranty and now I have the second failure. What do your want for the new ballast? Email me pls.
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Fluorescent Repairs

I've repaired all the overheads in my 'o3 MKO (its the prototype Brian and I designed). Same procedure as shown, with no after repairs or rework. Just in case I keep a couple extra ballasts on hand. Have installed full spectrum tubes in all fixtures and am quite satisfied. I think someday we'll go to some form of LEDs when I get it all worked out for the color spectrum, etc.

We've also installed 12v lights in all cabinets and a few storage cubbyholes. Makes life much easier. Added 110v outlets in the basement and moved the vacuum, water pump.
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I've repaired all the overheads in my 'o3 MKO (its the prototype Brian and I designed). Same procedure as shown, with no after repairs or rework. Just in case I keep a couple extra ballasts on hand. Have installed full spectrum tubes in all fixtures and am quite satisfied. I think someday we'll go to some form of LEDs when I get it all worked out for the color spectrum, etc.

We've also installed 12v lights in all cabinets and a few storage cubbyholes. Makes life much easier. Added 110v outlets in the basement and moved the vacuum, water pump.
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My wife wants to hire you. I have a list of electrical additions. Can you come to the Keys next week?
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