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diy luminaire help

Nelson

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hi,
my lights and hood caught on fire today :arghh: ,lucky i was at home.has anyone made a diy luminaire as i have a couple of ballasts and can't really afford a new luminaire.just need to do something quick as i don't want to lose all my plants.
thanks
neil
 

GreenNeedle

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Do you still have the metal casing from the old one and just want to get a new 'working' setup?

If so what is retrievable from the old one?

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Nelson

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hi
no,it was plastic.just broke into my piggy bank :D .got a cheapish luminaire from ebay.will have to go without food for a while :(
thanks though
neil
 

Angus

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which luminaire off ebay was it? if it was EQJ trading a lot of people use those and id be worried about the fire risk, any ideas on how it caught fire?
 

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fozziebear said:
which luminaire off ebay was it? if it was EQJ trading a lot of people use those and id be worried about the fire risk, any ideas on how it caught fire?
He his saying that now he purchased a luminaire off ebay, not that his purchase from ebay caught fire ;)
I have been using two EJQ-Trading luminaires for a while now and the only problem I have had with them is the ballasts failling which can be easilly replaced ;)
 

Nelson

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hi
it was just an old hood i've had for years.i'd changed it from t8 to t5 a year ago,so probably my bad wiring :oops: .it wasn't a new one from ebay,i've just bought one.
steve,wish i'd thought of that yesterday.
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neil
 

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