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Old 03-14-17, 04:07 PM
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Shop light

New t8 bulbs and shop light

turn it on and all it does is flash very briefly
tried multiple outlets


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Old 03-14-17, 04:33 PM
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That's a brand new shoplight using the tubes that came with it ??
I looked the tubes up and they are LED type. Philips 456790 32w instantfit T8 type
 
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Old 03-14-17, 04:35 PM
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The lamps you have are LED replacements for florescent. What is the fixture you bought? Is the ballast an instant start ballast like the lamps say it requires? It is possible the ballast and lamps are not compatible.
 
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Old 03-17-17, 08:17 PM
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The lights did not come with the fixture. I did not realize these were LED. I will try fluorescent
 
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Old 03-21-17, 06:35 AM
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Bought florescent lights problem solved. Thanks
 
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Old 03-21-17, 08:52 AM
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Bought florescent lights problem solved. Thanks
LED's use 120v without ballast (although some can be used with ballast) and obviously the florescent use a high voltage ballast.

I wonder if the LED bulbs will now work??
 
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Old 03-21-17, 11:55 AM
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Those tubes are specifically designed to work with ballasts. But they need an instant start and shunted tombstones to work, they won't work with rapid start or the real cheap hybrid tube-eating ballasts found in cheap shop lites.
 
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Old 03-21-17, 12:27 PM
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<Opinion> If you do use LEDs to retrofit buy ones that do not use the ballast. Makes no sense to buy ones that require an extra part (ballast) that will increase electric used (slightly) and eventually the ballst will fail and cost money to replace. IMHO connecting the LEDs directly to incoming line makes more sense.
 
 

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