Flourecent Light Ballast Switch


Old 02-24-06, 07:22 AM
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Flourecent Light Ballast Switch

I came across a great deal on new ballasts for my 4' shop lights. However, the ballast have a T8 designation and the bulbs have a T12 designation. I hooked one up and it works great. Am I missing something and pressing my luck? Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 02-24-06, 02:45 PM
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The lamps and ballasts should match. The ballast should have a label with the proper lamps and quantities.

Just buy some T8bulbs and be done with it.
Old 02-27-06, 06:17 AM
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Thanks for your help. Thats what I needed to know.
Old 02-27-06, 02:16 PM
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Make sure the fixture is wired the way the ballast schematic states.

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