Bad fluorescent ballast - replace with LED?

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Old 09-02-16, 09:25 AM
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Bad fluorescent ballast - replace with LED?

I have old 4' two-tube fluorescent tube fixture on kitchen ceiling. Very dim even after installing new tubes so likely bad ballasts. Would like to replace with 4' LED fixture in same location. Is there anything I need to consider regarding amps and circuit breaker. Haven't found information about differences between fluorescent and LED fixtures.

Kitchen is small galley type so thinking 4' LED at same location would be acceptable lighting. Could also install small undercabinet lighting if needed. Not interested in big project installing recessed cans, etc.
 
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Old 09-02-16, 10:03 AM
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The LED's will draw less power than the fluorescent lights so there is no worry there.

You may need to make some small wiring changes in the wiring compartment. Some LED's do not use a ballast.
 
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