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Old 03-01-2011, 01:24 AM   #1
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Wiring nut type for lamp wire and ballast wire.


I'm trying to convert a fluorescent strip light fixture into a lamp. I have a pretty good idea of what to do but I'm stuck at the type of wire nut I should use. I'm using an 18 AWG lamp wire and the ballast wires are have a bunch of words and numbers written on them.

On the white wire - "E178207 18 AWG (UL) TFN 90C 600V OR AWN STYLE 1316 105C 600V OR AWN STYLE 1452 90C 1000V"

On the black wire - "LL37082 TEWN 105C 600V OR AWM i A/B 105C 600V FT1"

Can any electrician help me out with this problem?

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Btw, the fixture is a Lithonia C 2 32 MVOLT GEB10IS.

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I'm trying to convert a fluorescent strip light fixture into a lamp. I have a pretty good idea of what to do but I'm stuck at the type of wire nut I should use. I'm using an 18 AWG lamp wire and the ballast wires are have a bunch of words and numbers written on them.

On the white wire - "E178207 18 AWG (UL) TFN 90C 600V OR AWN STYLE 1316 105C 600V OR AWN STYLE 1452 90C 1000V"

On the black wire - "LL37082 TEWN 105C 600V OR AWM i A/B 105C 600V FT1"

Can any electrician help me out with this problem?

Thanks

Btw, the fixture is a Lithonia C 2 32 MVOLT GEB10IS.

The model number you give us I know that one very well that is instat start parallel lamp mode and it is 2 lamp type T-8 32 watt

To hook up you have to follow the wiring diagram carefull do not screw this up.

For wirenut size you can use either orange or yellow wirenut size depending on which conductor you used.

For 14 or 12 AWG conductor to the ballast conductor typically either one will work however let me warn you on this one do NOT go crazy with toqure them down it don't take much to snap the 18 awg conductor at all { It did happend to me few time so I know it don't take much effort to do it }

What kind of lamp you are making ??

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I would say, don't use the "no twisting required" style of wire nut. These bite more severely into the conductors and the smaller (18 gauge) wires and stranded wires can be broken.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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I'll be making a regular lamp, I guess. It's nothing special, just to brighten up a room.

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To hook up you have to follow the wiring diagram careful do not screw this up.
I saw the diagram on the ballast. All I need to do is mount the tube sockets to the sides, right? Blue on the right, red on the left.


Thanks for the info.
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