JBL Start Solar
Starter for T8 fluorescent tubes

  • Starter to turn on fluorescent tubes in aquariums/terrariums
  • Easy to fit: put the starter with half a turn into the socket until it snaps into place
  • Suitable for the individual operation of fluorescent tubes with T8 socket. Not suitable for fluorescent tubes switched in tandem
  • Suitable for fluorescent tubes from 4 to 80 watts
  • Package contents: starter for fluorescent tubes (2 pcs.), StartSolar, suitable for fluorescent bulbs T8 Ø 2.6 cm
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Price: 4,89 €
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Product information

Light as energy source
Plants provide the aquarium with the oxygen vital for the aquarium dwellers. Plants prevent algae growth, remove pollutants, provide hiding places and reduce pathogens. The right full spectrum light is necessary to achieve full photosynthesis.

Easy to fit
Put the starter with half a turn into the socket until it snaps into place.

For fluorescent tubes from 4 to 80 watts
The starter is suitable for individual operation with T8 socket. The starter is not suitable for fluorescent tubes switched in tandem.


JBL StartSolar for T8

Art. no.:
EAN Code:
Volume packaging:
0.27 l
Gross weight:
21 g
Net weight:
14 g
Weight factor:
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
20/140/96 mm


Animal species: Anolis, Arowana, Artemia, Axolotl, Barbels, Basilisks, Bearded dragons, Bettas, Bichirs/reedfish, Blowfish, Boa constrictor, Catfish, Chalcides, Cichlids (South America), Club tail iguana, Common collared lizards, Cooter turtles, Corals, Corn snakes, Crayfish, Danions, Day geckos, Discus, Dwarf day geckos, Dwarf shrimps, Dyeing dart frogs, Flap-necked chameleons, Flowerhorn, Frilled-neck lizards, Girdled lizards, Gobies, Gold tegus, Goldfish, Gouramis, Green tree frogs, Green tree pythons, Guppy, Hinged tortoises, Horned frogs, House geckos, Iguanas, Juvenile fish, Killifish, King snakes, Leaf insects, Leopard geckos, Leopard tortoises, Livebearers, Loaches, Mangrove cat snakes, Monitor lizards, Mussels, Namib sand gecko, Newts, Panchaxes, Poison dart frogs, Praying mantises, Rainbow lizards, Rainbowfish, Red-eyed tree frogs, Red-footed tortoises, Rock lizards, Royal pythons, Scolopendra, Scorpions, Snails, Spiny eels, Spiny-tailed lizards, Tarantulas, Terrapins, Tetra, Thick tail scorpions, Tokay geckos, Tree frogs, Tropical terrapins, Tropical tortoises, Veiltails, Water dragons, Yellow-headed agamas, Yemen chameleons, freshwater butterflyfish, turtle
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Material: plastic (PC) / glass
Colour: white

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No

Technical Data

JBL Solar tubes: My two new tubes don't "glow". Is that due to a production error?

We can exclude the possibility of a production error. If a light doesn't turn on, that is an unfortunate exception.
If you have a light bar with conventional electronic ballasts, I would recommend changing the starters once to see if they are causing the problem. Does the defective tube glow when you change the tubes on the light bar ? And the other one doesn't ? Then there is a defect in the light bar.

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