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Dual T5 fixture with 2 switches and/or 2 power cords

My lighting research continues ....

I'm wondering if anyone is aware of a 2 bulb T5HO light fixture that has a separate switch for each bulb and/or two power cords. Basically I want to be able to turn each bulb on and off independently.

I'm pretty sure Catalina Lighting might be able to custom make something like this for me, but I'm wondering if there are any other fixtures out there.

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P.S. In case it matters I'm looking for something that's 48" long.
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Zoo-Med's Dual T5HO fixtures have switches for each bulb.

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Catalina t5ho 2 bulb 55 watt 48" comes with two switches and 2 power cords. No need for custom.
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Zoo-Med's Dual T5HO fixtures have switches for each bulb.
They would be perfect if they didn't use those weird screw on legs I was hoping to use a glass top which can't be done if I use those legs

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Catalina t5ho 2 bulb 55 watt 48" comes with two switches and 2 power cords. No need for custom.
I emailed them a couple of questions, but so far I've gotten very short useless responses (ie: one was 5 words long, one was 3 words long ). I know a lot of people seem to like them, but so far I'm not loving them ... I'll keep emailing them until they hopefully answer my questions

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Try Sunblaster T5HO fixture, a 48" single bulb fixture costs around $32, and they're sold at any hydroponics place in Canada.

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I emailed them a couple of questions, but so far I've gotten very short useless responses (ie: one was 5 words long, one was 3 words long ). I know a lot of people seem to like them, but so far I'm not loving them ... I'll keep emailing them until they hopefully answer my questions

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Catalina does their best communicating when you telephone them. I haven't heard any negative comments about them from those who telephone.

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Catalina does their best communicating when you telephone them. I haven't heard any negative comments about them from those who telephone.

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Catalina does their best communicating when you telephone them. I haven't heard any negative comments about them from those who telephone.
Yep, that's Jim you're getting the emails from. He's a lot better on the phone, IME, and will build pretty much anything you ask. They do have a fixture like you describe. It happens to be the one I have. 2x54 with separate cords and switches. Admittedly it's not a Tek or ATI but it's a good fixture for the price and I have no complaints.
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