T-5 kits are a good alternative for hobbyists who want to built up their own canopy.
This GIESEMANN T-5 kit is for 2 x 24 watt 24 inch T5 Lamps (120 Volt version).
The Giesemann ballasts have been on the market for many years and are known for high quality and versatility. They can run 2 T-5 bulbs, and the electronic ballast guarantees a flicker-free rapid start.
The T5 premium kit contains:
High performance reflector (real reflectors, made in Germany)
99.8% reflective material, 150% light output
High quality electronic ballast, runs 2 T5 lamps
German waterproof end-caps, screwable
Stainless steel T-5 clips and mounting material
Coded wiring material
120V- Power Wire
*Note: You will need to wire up the end caps and connect the plug; then mount and install your bulbs to complete installation.