T8 Flickers


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Old 11-24-19, 03:40 PM
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T8 Flickers

I replaced the ballast , florescent T8 bulbs and a circuit breaker but s still flicker not in one but in (2) rooms on same circuit breaker. what can be the cause? thanks
 
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Old 11-24-19, 03:52 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

It's come to the point where it's no longer cost effective or even just effective to replace ballasts or old style tubes. The switch to LED T-8 tubes is the only way to go. The tubes run from $5-9 depending on where you buy them from and if they are direct replacements or the ballast needs to be removed.

I take care of commercial sites and have found that the newer tubes with reduced mercury content are very finicky as to which ballast is used.

In order to use today's T-8 tubes..... you must use an electronic ballast.
 
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Old 11-24-19, 05:11 PM
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Don't spend another dollar on old tech fluorescent bulbs and ballast, convert them over you will not be disappointed!
 
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Old 11-24-19, 05:49 PM
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Did you put any LEDs as replacement for incandescents on this circuit?
 
 

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