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At the bottom of this page is a list of page links to every page in our website.
Updated on
12/9/17



To find an item in our website please click on the following link:

We DO ship to P.O. Boxes.

We ship to the lower 48 States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands only.

Please see the following for:


For questions or to order by phone please call:
(562) 423-4879
You can easily order by phone.

Standard ballasts:

109

112

114 for Airstream


115

116

126

153

162

197

712

716


P ballasts
Radio Frequency Interference suppressed ballasts:




Thinlites carry a two year factory warranty.

 For Thinlite Indoor Fluorescent DC Lighting please click on this link   19 Thinlite Indoor Fluorescent Lights





21 Thinlite Replacement Ballasts

We stock the largest selection of factory replacement
Thinlite ballasts.

The links on the left will take you to each ballast on this page.

All of the inverter / ballasts on this page are for 12 volt d.c. and are Made in the U.S.A.


For pricing and to order non-stock / specialty ballasts, please click
onto the following link:



Everything priced on this page is in stock
and ready to ship from our inventory.

We ship Monday through Friday.

We will also show you our current inventory for each model which is updated DAILY.

Many different Thin-lite models use the same ballast.

If you do not see the model you have in our
inventory please use the inverter / ballast guide to see
if your light uses one of our instock ballasts.

Many of our customers use the model OIB - 153 to make fishing or floundering lights.

Thinlite also makes "P" ballasts which are radio frequency suppressed.
The "P" ballasts are special order items.

For a guide to replacing ballasts please click onto
the following link:



The following link will take you to the
Thin-Lite guide at the bottom of this page
to find the proper ballast for your light:

Our ballasts are listed in numerical order and are shown in
groups to allow the use of  drop-down menus for easy on-line ordering.
You can also order by phone.

A d.c. fluorescent ballast is actually two devices in one.
The technical name is an inverter - ballast.
It takes a d.c. voltage, inverts it into a.c., and then steps it
up to a high enough voltage and frequency to fire and
then run a fluorescent tube or tubes.

Each Thinlite ballast has a wiring diagram on the back for
easy replacement.

To see how ballasts are wired into light
fixtures please click onto the following link:



 
Standard single tube surface mount replacement ballast will look like this:

thin-lite replacement single tube inverter ballast
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Standard twin tube surface mount replacement ballast will look like this:

thin-lite twin tube surface mount inverter ballast

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Standard twin tube recessed mount replacement ballast will look like this:

thin-lite twin tube recessed inverter ballast

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Thin-Lite replacement ballast for the mod. 109 which uses a 22 watt
circular tube looks like this:

thin-lite replacement inverter ballast mod. 109
Shows the tube socket and switch which are included on this model only.

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Thin-Lite replacement ballast mod. 153,
see the heat sink on the right end, looks like this:

thin-lite mod. 153 inverter ballast

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OIB - 109 / IB - 109

The 109 operates a single 22 watt (FC8T9/CW) circular tube.

Currently we have 1 in stock.

( OIB - 109)                   $ 24.95 each

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OIB - 112 / IB - 112

The 112 operates two 8 watt (F8T5) fluorescent tubes.
For surface mount light fixture.

Currently we have 3 in stock.

( OIB - 112 )                     $ 19.95 each

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OIB - 114 / IB - 114

This replacement ballast is used in the Thin-Lite model 114 fluorescent
light which mounts below the vent / fan on some models of
Airstream travel trailers.

It operates two 14 watt fluorescent tubes.

The light fixture originally had a cover over the ballast, this replacement ballast
does not have a cover - you will need to use the one that came with the light.
 
thin-lite 114 ballast wiring layout

Please click here to see the complete fixture:


Currently we have 1 in stock.

( OIB - 114 )                                  $ 29.50 each

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OIB - 115 / IB - 115

The 115 operates one 15 watt (F15T8) fluorescent tube.

For surface mount fixtures - also very popular for use in
stand alone insect lures and insect traps.

Currently we have None in stock.

( OIB - 115 )      More due in at the end of December, 2017.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Once we get an inbound tracking number I will show it here.<<<<<<<<<<<
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OIB - 116 / IB - 116

The 116 operates two 15 watt (F15T8) fluorescent tubes.
For surface mount fixture.

Currently we have 2 in stock.

( OIB - 116 )                  $ 19.95 each

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OIB - 126 / IB - 126

The 126 operates two 13 watt (F13T5) fluorescent tubes.
For surface mount fixture.

Currently we have 1 in stock.

( OIB - 126 )                               $ 21.00 each

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OIB - 153 / IB - 153

The 153 operates a single 32 watt (F32T8) fluorescent tube.
These are popular for use in making fishing lights and in
vehicle mounted advertising signs.

Currently we have 5 in stock.

( OIB - 153 )                               $ 21.00 each

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OIB - 162 / IB - 162

The 162 operates two 8 watt (F8T5) fluorescent tubes.
These are used in Thin-Lites model 162 outdoor light fixtures.
This ballast is pre-wired with a push button switch.

Currently we have 2 in stock.

( OIB - 162 )                               $ 19.95 each

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OIB - 197 / IB - 197

The 197 operates a single 30 watt (F30T8) fluorescent tubes.
For both surface and vehicle manufacturer recessed fixtures.

Currently we have 5 in stock.

( OIB - 197 )                                        $ 19.95 each

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OIB - 712 / IB - 712

The 712 operates two 8 watt (F8T5) fluorescent tubes
in a recessed light fixture.

Currently we have 10 in stock.

( OIB - 712 )                       $ 19.95 each

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OIB - 716 / IB - 716

The 716 operates two 15 watt (F15T8) fluorescent tubes
in a recessed light fixture.

Currently we have 19 in stock.  

( OIB - 716 )                           $ 19.95 each

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Radio Frequency Interference Suppressed OIB-P (open inverter/ballast)

thinlite dc rfi suppressed ballast Please click on image for a larger picture.

The "P" ballasts have a Radio Frequency Interference
Suppressant inverter to reduce, and in some cases,
completely eliminate interference produced by the ballast.

They can be used in the same Thinlite fixtures as the standard
ballasts.

How to tell if your light uses an RFI, "P", ballast.

First off, if there is a "P" in the front of the model number.
Physically, the standard ballast has a single power transister on
the end with a rivet through it.
A "P" ballast has two power transisters on the end held in place
with a small aluminum "Z" bracket.

What is the operational difference between a standard and a
Radio Frequency Interferrence suppressed ("P") ballast.

An inverter/ballast takes 12 volt d.c. (or 24 volt if that is you
fixture's voltage) from your battery based (vehicle) and inverts
it into alternating current - a.c.
On a Thin-Lite ballast it then boosts the voltage up to around
130-150 volts a.c. to fire (light) the tube(s) then drops down to
around 90-100 volts a.c. to run the light.
The standard ballast outputs a spikey a.c. to the tube(s) which in
some applications can interfere with nearby electronic equipment.
The second transister in a "P" ballast pulls (these are also called
push-pull) the a.c. output into a sine wave form to reduce
interference broadcasted.
Very few vehicle manufacturers specify "P" fixtures.
We no longer stock "P" ballasts as over the last sixteen years we
have very few requests for this ballast type.
As the saying goes: "You can't stock what doesn't sell - if you
want to be able to pay the bills that is."

As a side note, all 24 volt Thin-Lite ballasts are "P" type.   

We no longer stock these ballasts but can special order one for you.
Please call us at (562) 423-4879 for pricing and lead time.

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OIB - 950 or OIB - 2950

Note: This is a "P" ballast and will operate a single PL (parallel length)
tube from 13 to 39 watts.
Also available in a 24 volt d.c. version.

We no longer stock this ballast but can special order one for you.
Please call us at (562) 423-4879 for pricing and lead time.


 
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There are a number of different Thinlite lights that use the same
ballast.
This list will show the proper replacement ballast for your light.
If there is a "(2)" listed with the proper ballast, your light uses
two ballasts to run two tubes.
This guide is courtesy of the Thin-Lite Corp.

Light
Model           Proper                                                  
Number       Ballast                                       Back to Top          

101               OIB-141 ib
103               OIB-143  Operates a single F15T8 (15 watt) tube in a no lens surface mount
                                      fixture.
104SQ         OIB-P174 In the RFI suppressed section of this page    (kit - no mounting
                                        plate)
105               OIB-145
107               OIB-147 or OIB-197  Operates a single F30T8 (30 watt) tube in a no lens
                                                           surface mount fixture.
108               OIB-108  Special Edison base enclosed inverter/ballast to operate a single
                                      22 watt Circline tube.
109               OIB-109  Operates one 22 watt Circline (circular) tube.
110               OIB-110  Operates a single 32 watt Circline tube. Thin-Lite no longer
                                      makes this 110 ballast.
111               OIB-111   Operates a single F8T5 (8 watt) tube in a surface mount fixture.
112               OIB-112  Operates two F8T5 (8 watt) tubes - surface mount fixture.
114               OIB-114  Operates two tubes mounted under vent/fan in some Airstream
                                      travel trailers.
115               OIB-115  Operates one F15T8 (15 watt) tube - surface mount fixture.
116               OIB-116  Operates two F15T8 (15 watt) tubes - surface mount fixture.
125               OIB-125  Operates one F13T5 (13 watt) tube - surface mount fixture.
126               OIB-126  Operates two F13T5 (13 watt) tubes - surface mount fixture.
128               OIB-128  Thin-Lite no longer makes this 128 ballast.
130               OIB-112  Operates two F8T5 (8 watt) tubes - surface mount fixture.
133               OIB-153  Operates one F32T8 (32 watt) tube - surface or recessed fixture.
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134               OIB-116  Operates two F15T8 (15 watt) tubes - surface mount fixture.
136               OIB-147, The model 136 uses two ballasts, one for each
                                      30 watt T8 tube. These are used in Marathon
                                      motor coaches.
137               OIB-151  Operates a single F24T8 (17 watt) tube in an open surface mount
                                      fixture.
138               OIB-138  Operates two F24T8 (17watt) tubes in a surface mounted fixture
139               OIB-153  Operates a single F32T8 (32 watt) tubes in a surface mount fixture
139-2           (2) OIB-153 Two required - each operates a single F32T8 (32 watt) tube.
141               OIB-141
143               OIB-143  Operates a single F15T8 (15 watt) tube in an open surface mount fixture.
145               OIB-145  Operates a single F17T8 (17 watt) tube in an open surface mount fixture.
147               OIB-147  or OIB-197 Operates a single F30T8 (30 watt) tube in an open surface
                                      mount fixture.
148               OIB-115  Operates a single F15T* (15 watt) tube.
151               OIB-151
153               OIB-153   Operates s single F32T8 (32 watt) tube in an open surface mount fixture.
161               OIB-161   Operates a single F8T5 (8 watt) tube in an outdoor fixture - includes switch.
162               OIB-162   Operates two F8T5 (8 watt) tubes in an outdoor fixture - includes switch.
163               OIB-163   Operates a single F15T8 (15 watt) tube in an outdoor fixture - includes switch.
167               OIB-167   Operates a single F30T8 (30 watt) tube in an outdoor fixture - includes switch.
168               OIB-153M
171               OIB-171  Operates a single F8T5 (8 watt) tube in an under-cabinet fixture.  
172               OIB-P172     In the RFI suppressed section of this page (kit - no mounting plate)   
173               OIB-173
174               OIB-P174sp     In the RFI suppressed section of this page (kit - no mounting plate)                                 
179               OIB-179SP                                        
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180               OIB-180  Operates two F8T5 (8 watt) tubes independently of each other - specialty ballast
181               OIB-151
182               OIB-182
183               OIB-153  Operates s single F32T8 (32 watt) tube in an surface mount fixture.
184               OIB-184
185               OIB-115
186               OIB-950
187               OIB-197
190               (2) OIB-115
191               OIB-111
192               OIB-112
193               OIB-115
194               OIB-116
195               OIB-195 Operates a single 17 watt tube in a surface mount fixture.
1954             OIB-153
1952L           OIB-1952L
P1954BK     OIB - P1954BK
1954L           OIB-1954L  or OIB-P1954L                                  
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197               OIB-197 or OIB - 147
198               OIB-197 This light is a shell placed into the ceiling,
                                     the vehicle manufacturer supplied a drop in place cover or lens.
198-2           (2) OIB - 197 This light is used in some Holiday Ramblers
199               OIB-199
553               OIB-953
557               OIB-957
612               OIB-112
616               OIB-116
622               OIB-112
626               OIB-116
652               OIB-112
656               OIB-116
690               (2) OIB-115
712               OIB-712
P712NBX    OIB-P712NBX
716               OIB-716....................this ballast operates two 15 watt tubes
P716NBX    OIB-P716NBX.........this ballast operates one 39 watt tube
718               (2) OIB-147 or OIB - 197
P718            (2) (2) OIB-P147 (Thin-Lite does not make a 197 ballast in the "P" version.)
P718NBX    (2) OIB-P716NBX (This light uses two "U" shaped PL Biaxial tubes.)                             
723               OIB-143
732               OIB-712                                         
736               OIB-716
742               OIB-712                               
746               OIB-716
762               OIB-712
766               OIB-716
941               OIB-941
943               OIB-943
945               OIB-945
947               OIB-947
949               OIB-950
951               OIB-950
953               OIB-950
957               OIB-950
959               OIB-959
                      OIBC-PIG22, this ballast is for use with the
                      International Gaming Technologies equipment which
                      operate on 25 volt d.c. and power up a 22 watt circline tube
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