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Old 10-24-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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philp t8 light bulb is not working

Why my newly purchaser light blulb is not working. I bought exact 32 watts 48 inch F32 T8. I know my fixture is ok since the previous lights went out gradually. At list that is what I like to believe. Any help?


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Do you have a t8 ballast in the fixture?


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Standard Fluorescent fixture repair after first verifying power is present.
1. Replace the tubes.
2. If #1 doesn't fix it replace the ballast.
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What joed says generally. In this case, since I don't know your electrical and mechanical competency, I suggest that you could have damaged the sockets when changing the lamp. Did you have any trouble when removing or installing the lamps? Is it an old luminaire?
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Originally Posted by sawu View Post
... I know my fixture is ok since the previous lights went out gradually....
Not a valid reason to assume that the ballast is working properly.

Sometimes, you can get bad bulbs. Try them in another working fixture to verify the bulbs are OK.

But the next step is replace the ballast if the bulbs are verified to be good.

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