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Re: light - was benches

To: James R Ferguson <>
Subject: Re: light - was benches
From: Len Bugel <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 09:02:50 +0000

On Thu, 18 Jan 1996, James R Ferguson wrote:

> I thought that the $5 lights had an "electronic" ballast not the better
> transformer type.  Thus, a poor startup, but lower price.
> -----
> Jim Ferguson
Having used fluorescent lights in both the 110V AC world and the 12V DC 
world, I would question whether the transformer ballast is in any way 
'better'. IMHO, the electronic ballast is not only cheaper,  but longer 
lived, and has the further advantage of operating at a much higher 
frequency, thus eliminating the 60 HZ 'flicker' that some people find 

        Len Bugel  '50TD

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