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  1. Electrical
    Hello hello! First time poster here, happy to join the community! I'm having a little bit of a electrical situation, and would love your lights on the matter. I have a very beautiful fixture hanging from the ceiling, which currently has 2 T5 HO tubes in it. These are fluorescent, yet dimmable...
  2. Electrical
    I have a very old mercury vapor bulb that finally burnt out after at least 20 years. I'm having quite the time replacing it. I took the bulb to Home Depot to find a replacement. I found two, but I can't figure out which of the two I need. Both are Philips brand. - The first is a 250w that fits...
  3. Electrical
    Hello, I just recently replaced a pair of 2 lamp magnetic ballasts with new electric ones in a lamp with four fluorescent tubes. Unfortunately the wiring diagram was ripped off of the old ballasts, and the wiring per lamp is obscured by the housing of the lamp - so I can't say with 100%...
  4. Electrical
    This is a bit above my paygrade....the old ballast has 4 wires coming out of it - white, black, blue and red. Each wire was connected to a single wire coming from each tombstone. The line in was connected to a white and black wire coming from the tombstones on the black/white end and not the...
  5. Electrical
    I do some property maintenance and one of the locations has a walkway with high output F96T12 110W fluorescent lights over it. Although these are out of the weather, I seem to be constantly replacing the bulbs and ballasts. Today I went out and 16 were not working. I replaced the bad bulbs...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I am rewiring a light table that consisted of one ballast and four fluorescent bulbs .... I want to add four more bulbs so I have purchased two new ballasts and eight bulbs. My question is can I wire both ballasts to a single plug or will I need to add...
  7. Electrical
    Good afternoon, First, my apologies if someone already covered this topic. I did do a search but found nothing specifically for what I'd like to accomplish. Second, I just registered today, I'm very new - please be gentle :eek: I have a large amount of new T8 electronic ballasts (4 lamp)...
  8. Electrical
    Hi everyone, I am trying to build a grow light out of compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and I have already purchased bulbs. They are ideal for me because of the color temperature and the shape of the loop. The bulb is : -65W -6500K light temperature -4 pin tube -GX10W-4 base I have tried...
  9. Electrical
    summary: Grounded shoplight fixture mounted in apartment kitchen, had 2xF40T12 bulbs and noisy T12 ballast, replaced with rapid-start electronic T12. Good light for ~6 weeks, then severe dimming. Replaced bulbs with known-good pair of same kind F40T12. Good light for 2 weeks, then dark. Switch...
  10. Electrical
    1st Pulse Start Metal Halide Ballast... Edited... Finally got a hold of a warm body at the Manufacturer... They say cap off the second white wire on the ignitor... "it doesn't need to go anywhere", without pointing out the inherent danger.:censored::furious::censored::furious: A comment...
  11. Electrical
    I have a 20-40 year old Mercury Vapor light fixture in my yard above the stairs that lead up to my house. It was non-functioning when I moved in. If I had to guess, based on it's appearance I would say that it is a 175Watt fixture. I can hear that the dusk to dawn feature is still working...
  12. Electrical
    My house was built in the 1940s and does not have the third groud wire. Recently the flourescent light in my kitchen ( which was operational for Years ) suddenly blew out. Since then I have replaced both the bulbs and the ballast twice, only to have the ballst blow out on me within hours. My...
  13. Electrical
    I have a four bulb flourescent fixture in a laundry room that began flickering, then worked only intermittingly. The two interior bulbs would light, or flicker, but the two outside bulbs were completely out. I replaced all four bulbs. The interior two new bulbs continued to work or flicker...
  14. Electrical
    I have an old UV exposure box that uses 2 x T5 bulbs in series that stopped working. I got replacement bulbs and starters but to no avail.(it uses 2 Sylvania F8W/T5/BL350) The ballast in the unit has no markings on it. I have an old unused ballast marked 40W - 1,2m lamp HPF use 3.5uF - Class...
  15. Electrical
    I replaced the ballast and wired it blue-blue, red-red, blk-blk, wht-wht. I didn't realize that the new ballast wires in paralell, the old was in series. 2 blues on one end and red on the other with black and white as line. It did work for a while, but now nothing. Did I fry the ballast? Can I...
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