fluorescent light problems


Old 06-22-07, 04:09 PM
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fluorescent light problems

I have a pretty old (25 years+) fluorescent light fixture, a basic utility-type model

Two bulbs, two starters, and one side suddenly doesn't work. It's seemingly neither nor the starter: swapping the sides doesn't help (if I put the starter and bulb from the good side in the nonworking position, that position still doesn't work. Putting the starter and bulb from the nonworking side in the good one, and it works).

Any things to try?
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Old 06-22-07, 06:35 PM
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Welcome to the forums! That old a unit and still working, not a good thing. Unless it has sentimental value, replacing it will be totally less expensive than replacing the parts. Ballasts usually cost more than new fixtures, and since you have to replace two, it may not be economical. The fixture has three basic parts: the ballast, bulbs, and the pin holders, which after 25 years may be less than perfect, too.

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