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    T5 and Workhorse 7 ballast

    I just bought two workhorse 7 ballasts. I have 4-36" T5 bulbs, I was going to use one ballast for two bulbs, and the other ballast for the other two bulbs. How would I go about wiring them. What I need to know is how many red wires per bulb?

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    http://www.fulham.com/wh.html

    maybe this will help a bit
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    Thanks for the link..... I think I figured it out..... On J&L's web site they say "T5 36" bulbs run at 39W" And each red wire that comes off of the workhorse 7 has 55 watts of power. So all I would need is one red wire for each T5 bulb and even that would be over driving them a little.

    Colby
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    so what kind of bubls did you get?
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    I got 2-36" T5 10,000K and 2-T5 36" Actinic.

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    nice,,were did you get them?
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    J&L.

    Colby
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    so how did the wiring go Colby?
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    Well.... I went to go do the wiring to find out that the bulbs were 4' long not 3' like I ordered. So I have to send them back and get the correct bulbs. I will let you know how it goes as soon as I get the right bulbs.

    Colby
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    ahahah that sucks.....hopefullly they willl pay for the shipping
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