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Old 01-05-2014, 08:58 PM   #1
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Non-junky fluorescent lights for garage/what's up with these?


Craptastic. I bought one of these a month ago for my basement work area. I was impressed with the light they were putting out in the display, decided to put down the money and buy one, hoping that I was buying quality.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-...hall%26NCNI-5#

First one I bought didn't work worth a darn, returned it, got another one. It's worked for a month or so fine and started doing this. For a ______ $70 light, I'd expect it to function a lot better than this! I have junky lights in my garage that have worked for 7 years without issue.

I'm sure the answer is "ballast" or maybe starter, but that's the only part of this light that should actually cost any money. I'm not replacing a ballast, probably just return the damn thing to the store. Yesterday the far pair was the only ones that would turn on.

[video=youtube;An2Fvcv-Qxw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2Fvcv-Qxw[/video]


I was hoping they'd work out, because I love the light they put off and was going to use them in the new garage. Any ideas?

Also, any recommendations on lights that won't cause fits?

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Craptastic. I bought one of these a month ago for my basement work area. I was impressed with the light they were putting out in the display, decided to put down the money and buy one, hoping that I was buying quality.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-...hall%26NCNI-5#

First one I bought didn't work worth a darn, returned it, got another one. It's worked for a month or so fine and started doing this. For a ______ $70 light, I'd expect it to function a lot better than this! I have junky lights in my garage that have worked for 7 years without issue.

I'm sure the answer is "ballast" or maybe starter, but that's the only part of this light that should actually cost any money. I'm not replacing a ballast, probably just return the damn thing to the store. Yesterday the far pair was the only ones that would turn on.

[video=youtube;An2Fvcv-Qxw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2Fvcv-Qxw[/video]


I was hoping they'd work out, because I love the light they put off and was going to use them in the new garage. Any ideas?

Also, any recommendations on lights that won't cause fits?
did you buy and install the T5HO bulbs or just T5 bulbs ??

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Is the fixture grounded?
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Craptastic. I bought one of these a month ago for my basement work area. I was impressed with the light they were putting out in the display, decided to put down the money and buy one, hoping that I was buying quality.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-...hall%26NCNI-5#

First one I bought didn't work worth a darn, returned it, got another one. It's worked for a month or so fine and started doing this. For a ______ $70 light, I'd expect it to function a lot better than this! I have junky lights in my garage that have worked for 7 years without issue.

I'm sure the answer is "ballast" or maybe starter, but that's the only part of this light that should actually cost any money. I'm not replacing a ballast, probably just return the damn thing to the store. Yesterday the far pair was the only ones that would turn on.

[video=youtube;An2Fvcv-Qxw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2Fvcv-Qxw[/video]


I was hoping they'd work out, because I love the light they put off and was going to use them in the new garage. Any ideas?

Also, any recommendations on lights that won't cause fits?
Here is your video.

http://youtu.be/An2Fvcv-Qxw


Make sure your fixture is grounded.

Make sure the lamps are T-5 HO 54 watt type.

Make Sure your splices are made up rock solid.

Make sure that the wires going to the sockets are connected properly to the sockets.

Make sure you twist the lamps into the sockets properly.

When you buy another fixture make sure it's in a box that has not been opened.

That is a good fixture and I've never had trouble with them.

Good luck..
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