How to fix/troubleshoot fluorescent light lighting fixture?


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Old 05-31-17, 05:34 AM
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How to fix/troubleshoot fluorescent light lighting fixture?

I have a four tubes fluorescent lighting fixture and it's not working. When I turned it on, the four fluorescent light tubes would just slightly flicker. I've replaced with brand new tubes. So, what else do I do next? Any help is appreciated.
 
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Old 05-31-17, 07:17 AM
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Replace the ballast. .
 
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Old 05-31-17, 07:28 AM
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Thanks! I will give that a try.
 
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Old 05-31-17, 05:54 PM
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Replace the ballast
Before you go out and spend more money on an antique fluorescent ballasts take a look at replacing that shop fixture with a new 3200 lumen LED light, you can get them on sale for as low as $25.

If this is some type of house fixture, LED tubes are available and you simply remove the ballast and run straight 120V.

I changed over my work bench light 2 years ago and every time a bulb burns out I replace the bulbs or replace the fixture, you will be amazed at the light these things put out!
 
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Old 05-31-17, 06:33 PM
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I too switched to LED when the ballast was going out. It was cheaper than a new ballast and tubes. Be carefull some LED tubes only work from a ballast.
 
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Old 06-01-17, 06:08 PM
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some LED tubes only work from a ballast
Correct, there are ballast and non ballast types.

Too be honest I can not see any reason why you would go with a ballast type LED bulb but they are out there!
 
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And yet oddly BigBox home centers seem to carry mostly the ballast only type last I looked . Guess they think their customers can't figure out the simple conversion.
 
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Thank you so much for your responses. I replaced for the electronic ballast and it works now. I guess if it dies again the next time, I'll replaced with LED.
 
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Old 06-04-17, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for letting us know. Good luck on your next project.
 
 

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