Overdriving Fluorescent Lights - Comments?

This is well done but should we??? http://www.geocities.com/teeley2/overdrv1.html

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Chuck wrote:

This voids all UL or other agency listing, which give some assurance of safe temperature rise of components and wiring. It also voids any manufacturer's warranty, although that is probably not an issue for someone willing to do it anyhow.
Finally, it will likely result in lack of insurance coverage of a resulting fire if the fixture is identified as the cause. It is easy to determine, during a forensic investigation, that the wiring was modified.
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Chuck wrote:

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In cold climates at 30 to 60 below zero a fix for outside discharge lighting is the use of a 120v/24v transformer wired as an autotransformer to jack the voltage up to 144 volts. This is placed into a magic black box with a summer/winter switch and sold to the customer as the magic fix, UL listing be damned.
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