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Old 08-09-2007, 08:24 AM   #1
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Replacement Ballast for Interior Lights

Hi, I have a 1981 Excella Limited, I have one of the large interior lights that appears to have a bad ballast. I was wondering if anyone knew the model of this light so I can try and get a replacement ballast or if anyone knows where a good source for these are?

I have found one website that may have it but I am not sure which model to get.

This is what I have found:
12 Volt DC Ballasts for Fluorescent Lights

Thanks! -Alden
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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You might take a look here. These folks have just about every flourescent fixture and good prices.

Thin-Lite DC Lights & Iota DC Ballasts)
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:44 PM   #3
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That's the site I found, I just don't know which ballast to order...

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I suggest you write down what size 'bulbs' your fixtures has in it, then give the vendor a call, I bet they can figure out what fixture you have.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:07 PM   #5
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It took me a little while but I've got the light fixed now. I picked up a 30 watt ballast from solar-electric.com. It's two watts more than I need but I couldn't find a 28 watt ballast. I was told that the most this would do is shorten the life of the bulbs by a little bit if anything.

So far, so good, it's nice to have light in the middle of the trailer again!

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Sometimes it can be quicker and/or cheaper to pick up a whole fixture, and transfer the guts to your vintage fixture, than it is to buy a discrete ballast. I recently did this on an older looking camper fixture; the newer replacement would have left the "shadow" of the old fixture visible, including a hole. This is especially true of home and shop fixtures... shop-lights on sale are 1/4 the price of a ballast, go figure. Supply and demand I guess. HIH
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