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Old 10-03-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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Please explain to me the difference between a commercial rated ballast for two T8 flourescent tubes in a light fixture vs a residential rated.

I replaced a 2011B with one I purchased at the "orange store". The 72273 is marked, "not for residential use".
Here is the link to the ballast specs.
http://genet.gelighting.com/LightPro...ent_Electronic

Am I not to assume a commercially rated item is more robust?

Long story short, I wired it according to the directions it came with and it works better than the two still existing "residential" 2011B's next to it.

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I would not get all worked up about it.

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Please explain to me the difference between a commercial rated ballast for two T8 flourescent tubes in a light fixture vs a residential rated.

I replaced a 2011B with one I purchased at the "orange store". The 72273 is marked, "not for residential use".
Here is the link to the ballast specs.
http://genet.gelighting.com/LightPro...ent_Electronic

Am I not to assume a commercially rated item is more robust?

Long story short, I wired it according to the directions it came with and it works better than the two still existing "residential" 2011B's next to it.

Your thoughts?
$12 at the whole saler against $28 at the orange store.
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I rembmber in the mid 80's when tubes of clear silicone were marked in large letters "for licensed professional use only".
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