Replace Ceiling Fixture


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Old 11-25-19, 11:59 AM
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Replace Ceiling Fixture

20 year old Cloud 4 foot T8/T12 fluorescent fixture must replace. Want same size if possible so not paint ceiling and can use same bulbs. What suggested?
 
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Old 11-25-19, 12:01 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Why not re-use the same fixture by updating with LED tubes ?
 
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Old 11-25-19, 12:03 PM
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Fixture is damaged because plastic piece for bulb pins broke off one bulb socket. Since old decided to replace for do not know if ballast etc is still good.
 
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Old 11-25-19, 12:07 PM
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Just as an example.......
If you buy the replacement LED T-8 tubes from the Depot where the ballast is removed........ the tubes come with new sockets. These LED tubes run approx $9 each. Definitely money well spent.

I just did a similar kitchen fixture at home that used four tubes and two ballasts. I removed the ballasts and wired the sockets directly, Took me all of a half hour and the results are awesome.
 
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Old 11-25-19, 04:06 PM
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Thanks for the info. Actually I decided I did not want to do it myself but really wanted to replace the fixture so I called an electrician, then went to Home Depot and got a Hampton Bay I believe, 4 LED Puff type fixture of same size and shape as the old. I did not want to use the old in case it had other issues besides bulbs and the broken pin plastic piece.. So now I have my problem solved for I knew nothing about modern fixtures and also I found this forum,,,,,,,, I am satisfied.
 
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Old 11-25-19, 07:11 PM
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Awesome. Thanks for letting us know how you made out.
 
 

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