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    Jim Sidinger
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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Brazile View Post
    Just a note to say that I built my own light box using Jim's as a model and am happy with the result. ...

    ... Jim, thanks very much for publishing your results.

    Robert
    Nice job, Robert.
    Glad that a few of my ideas seemed to work out for you; but like Cletus indicated, it's very much a group effort here.
    And don't worry about the wiring error, I'm pretty sure that circuit breakers were invented for amateur 'electricians' like us. :>)
    Best of luck on your Carbon Project, Jim

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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    If either of you are still subscribed to this thread, did you use the F25T8 tubes that are ~17" long for this build? I'm having a hell of a time figuring out what ballast to use with those tubes. If you guys are running F25T8s off the Fulham Work Horse WH5-120-L, then I'll just do that as well.

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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    I'm still around, but have forgotten the details. I'll look when I get home.

    Robert

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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    OK, managed to dig up the old order. They are the 18" tubes, but not F25T8, mine are F15T8 BLBs driven by Fulham Workhorse 5 WH5-120-L ballasts. Hope this helps.

    From a product description I managed to find with Google: "The EIKO 15526 F15T8/BL is a preheat fluorescent bulb optimized for ultraviolet output at 350 nanometers, a wavelength within the UVA blacklight spectrum.

    This 15 watt lamp results in 2.6 watts of ultraviolet at the target wavelength. The bulb is 18 inches long with a 1 inch diameter and a G13 medium bipin base.

    Applications for the F15T8/BL include insect traps, curing and photo enlarging."

    Robert

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    Jim Sidinger
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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    I used the Fulham Workhorse WHS-120-L for my build, as I said above, because the specs said they'd work fine and drive 4 bulbs as opposed to 2, thus limiting costs.

    Also, the BLB choice was that they had the right spectral output and I found a deal on them (my Home Depot was trying to cut stock). My understanding is that normally these would not be the least expensive alternative. I think someone said that BL's might be spectral-ly fine and normally less $$$.

    Best, Jim

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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    A big shot in the dark on this one, but does anyone know the dimensions used for the uv box in this post? Sorry to revive old threads.

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    Jim Sidinger
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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin.williams View Post
    A big shot in the dark on this one, but does anyone know the dimensions used for the uv box in this post? Sorry to revive old threads.
    Exterior:
    Width: 26 5/8" Depth: 22" Height: 13 3/8"
    Interior:
    Width: 25 1/8" Depth: 21"

    Let me know if you need more info, Jim

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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    That's awesome. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

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