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Old 08-26-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm trying to install 347V lighting fixtures in my home office, but I have a 120V lighting control relay panel. Will that be a problem?

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Is this a flourscent fixture with a ballast? Pictures would help.

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Yup, T8 Fluorescent with instant start electronic ballasts. Recessed parabolic for t-bar ceiling. I don't have a picture readily available, but here's the closest thing I found:

http://www.viscor.com/catalog/DCFP/QPDF.pdf

The specs are pretty similar, 2 32 watt lamps, 347V linear fluorescent.
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You'll be fine. Read the ballast and it should say input 120V AC etc and and the output will be correct for the bulbs it lists to use.
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You'll be fine. Read the ballast and it should say input 120V AC etc and and the output will be correct for the bulbs it lists to use.
I'm sorry, I'm new to the DIY scene, could you explain a bit more how you mean? The 347V lighting fixture will have a 120V AC ballast which will allow it to interact with the 120V lighting control panel? Will this be able to work with a standard light switch?

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In simple terms, the ballast converts the 120volts into the 347volts required for your light. So yes, it will work on any 120 volt circuit.
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I'm trying to install 347V lighting fixtures in my home office, but I have a 120V lighting control relay panel. Will that be a problem?
These fixtures are available in 347v and 120v. Which ones do you have?

If they are 347v input they are NOT usable to you. Or most anyone else for that matter. 347v is extraordinarily rare.
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These fixtures are available in 347v and 120v. Which ones do you have?

If they are 347v input they are NOT usable to you. Or most anyone else for that matter. 347v is extraordinarily rare.
Isn't that a Canadian voltage?
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Isn't that a Canadian voltage?
Maybe in an industrial setting.
Residentially I thought they were the same 120/240v as us.

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