Question about fluorescent lighting?
Ok im making custom lighting for my aquarium. I have 2 40 watt bulbs but when i plug the bulbs in they just fliker. I think i need a starter for the bulbs but i dont know. I know the Ballast goes with the bulbs so. and how does a starter work?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Proton led engineer in Lyons Georgia says:
A super bright blue LED that displays light into the water is the way to go!
I love what you are doing. I just did something similar. I used many blue LED s and the tank is absolutely beautiful. Much better than florescent with no safety issues!
-Paul CatignaniSource(s): http://aquaria.net/lighting/LED/
- oldhombreLv 61 decade ago
Basically a fluorescent lamp starter or ballast is a kind of electrical capacitor which helps to build enough energy to fire up the tube. Starter and lamp(s) need to be matched up for wattage.