Replacing fluorescent fixture

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Old 09-02-12, 10:43 PM
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Replacing fluorescent fixture

I have two, four foot T12 light strips (fixtures). I've been slowly learning how to replace these. I got new ones, but can't figure out how to get the hard plastic grommet for the feed wires going into the existing strip. The thing is very ridgid. Attached is a jpg. OK, it's not gonna win a photography award. Also got a small aluminum clip or sumpthin in a small platic bag next to the ballast with the new one. No idea what that's for. Any help appreciated.
 
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Old 09-02-12, 11:35 PM
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Your picture is of a Heyco strain relief fitting. Look closely and you will see the slits on either side of the cable. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze it and pull it out.

Understand that the "shop lights" fixture is UL listed with that cord assembly and changing it to a different cord or even a wired-in fixture voids that listing.
 
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Old 09-03-12, 07:34 AM
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If you're trying to remove the cable or cord from your existing fixture and use it to feed your new fixture, you may need a different cable.

Where and how are these fixtures mounted? Are they hanging oh chains in your shop or recessed into your kitchen ceiling, or...?

Also got a small aluminum clip or sumpthin in a small platic bag next to the ballast with the new one. No idea what that's for.
That sounds like the clip that is used to secure the cover over the wiring area in some fixtures.
 
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Old 09-04-12, 08:25 AM
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That looks like a cord grip for fixtures that are cord connected. Are you hardwiring the lights?
 
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