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Hello from a new member. I had a fluorescent light go out on me. It was a 25 watt light. The hardware store only had 34 watt. These did not work. Would the problem be the difference in the wattage or could it be the ballast/starter? Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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Hello from a new member. I had a fluorescent light go out on me. It was a 25 watt light. The hardware store only had 34 watt. These did not work. Would the problem be the difference in the wattage or could it be the ballast/starter? Thanks in advance for any and all help.
What's the ballast rated for? Are they the same size bulbs?

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Thanks for the reply. Both the old and new lamps are 48". I don't know what the ballast is rated for. I looked but could not find the ballast.
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Thanks for the reply. Both the old and new lamps are 48". I don't know what the ballast is rated for. I looked but could not find the ballast.
When I asked size I didn't mean length I was talking about t-12,t-8. Anyway i would say you will probably need new ballast but if you can't find it... I think you will be better off getting an electrician.
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Again thanks for the response and sorry for the confusion. Both old and new lamps are T12.
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