just happen to have two 48"ers right here.
found one in the trash. the other at a yard sale for 3 clams.
seriously, I don't think you want to use a plastic housing for T5HO's
lots of heat and all.
I just used the reflectors off them for my
"a person could build a decent T-5 ho light pretty economically".
two 28$(on sale) light fixtures from home depo.
and the rest of the junk I had laying around
a little rewiring so now I can run the two inner off one ballast, the outer off the other
bla,bla, and bla you get the point
lol, it ain't pretty, but it sure work well.
I got what? like 60 bucks and my time into the whole thing
(not counting bulbs)