help with removing ballast


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Old 01-22-19, 08:52 AM
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help with removing ballast

I'm trying to convert my tube lights to use LED. bought some LED tubes on amazon and it was suppose to be able to adapt to a ballast without bypass. but, it looks like it's having some issues so they company told me to remove the ballast.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cbPmBtSSz7Y7BxL36
Here's the setup... all 6 fixtures are connected together

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6hkL94Brn7BzSraa6
here's the wiring..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SVnN8zirDpEXQ2ms6
another picture

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9VSgXVs5zm6U9jUK7
here's the ballast pic

how do I remove the ballast and rewire? should I use wago clip caps for the wiring? Thanks
 
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Old 01-22-19, 09:37 AM
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Post a link to the lights you are trying to install.
 
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Old 01-22-19, 03:49 PM
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You need the wiring schematic for the bulbs you bought, the wiring of the existing fixtures is not helping!
 
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Old 01-22-19, 04:34 PM
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Old 01-22-19, 04:50 PM
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The description is very confusing. First it says it is single end or dual end than says it won't work with shunted tombstones but a dual end should work with shunted tombstones.

From answered questions:
They work either single-end or dual-end ... one end has "smart" circuit to identify if both line and neutral are wired to that end or not ... I wired fixture to be dual-end powered as it is a more straight-forward retrofit when you are pulling out old ballast as you can just use existing tombstones. Very good/bright lights.

METCO ∑ February 7, 2017
Do you have shunted tombstones?
 
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Old 01-22-19, 05:01 PM
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I can not find a proper install direction. All I can find is with or without ballast, single or dual end connection. No actual details.
Did anything come with the tubes? Post a scan if it did.
 
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Old 01-22-19, 06:25 PM
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According to the page you can wire them any way you want. That said you can only wire them on the same end if you have non-shunted sockets. To avoid having to make that determination I would recommend wiring them the "double ended" install.

IMO it only makes sense to bypass the ballast. Why would you want to waste power on that brick?
 
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Old 01-23-19, 05:00 AM
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Hi, remove the ballast or disconnect and leave it there, take the black and white wires feeding that ballast and connect black to one side of the socket and white to other side side of the socket, as long as they are non shunted sockets , they will work fine.
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