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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2005, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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65w and 55w pc bulb

I just installed an AH supply 2-55w kit on my hood. LIke a dumba-- I broke one of the bulbs trying to install them.

I have an extra 65w straight pin at home. Can I place a 55w and 65w on the same ballast? I don't really mind if the 65w isn't used to it's full potential, just that it's safe to do so.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2005, 09:02 AM
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You'll be fine using 65w in a 55 socket.

Let there be light!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2005, 07:13 PM
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55 and 65w bulbs are interchangeble. The ballast will determine the output.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 01:23 AM
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Completely agreed with Krazykidd and Tino.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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cool, thanks for the input guys
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