Lowes was out of stick of the 48" i needed for t5 lighting fixture so the manager offered me the same clearance price for two 24" fixtures. Problem is they are rated for 2 14w lamps and all the available spectrum lamps i see are t5 HO or 24w. The fixture is not sold wired so given that it needs wiring up could one just attach the two fixtures and in some fashion combine the two ballasts to operate two 48" long t5? I think where i am going with this is cost as ballasts for these things are in the upper hundreds and the whole reason of this method was price cutting, and maybe a lesson in electronics. If anyone could spill some knowledge to this noob would be appreciated.