Replace with Correct Ballast


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Old 01-22-15, 03:08 PM
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Replace with Correct Ballast

Helping out my 98-year-old neighbor who asked if I would replace some light bulbs. Picked em up at Homer but no dice.

The lettering on the old ballast is faded/barely readable, this is all I can discern:

General Electric - 240RS-120-P and 8G1022W

I can't seem to find the correct replacement? Is it obsolete?

The fixture holds 2 lamps that are F30T12CW.
Bulbs are: 30 watt - 36" - T12 - Medium Bi-Pin (G13) Base - 4,100K

I don't know which ballast at Home Depot is the right one?
If anyone knows what the modern day crossover is/which new ballast to buy/install for her? TIA!!

Here's a pic of the old ballast:
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Old 01-22-15, 04:42 PM
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240RS-120-P is a GE ballast number. It is still available but not at the depot. You'd have to get it at a lighting showroom or electrical supply or order it online like in the link below.
amazon/GE-97499-GE240RS120-DIY-ProLine-Electronic/dp/B001DT6KU6

Unfortunately, depot lists a replacement ballast but it doesn't specifically say T-12 lamps so I wouldn't try it.

If you converted the fixture to T-8 lamps..... depot does carry that ballast. T-8 lamps will fit the sockets in that fixture. A slight re-wiring of the sockets would be required.
 
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Old 01-22-15, 06:41 PM
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Thanks Pete.

I really appreciate the advice. I'll check with my local supply house.

Thank you.

 
 

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