Help with lighting fixture, ballast please

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Old 11-05-20, 09:34 PM
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Help with lighting fixture, ballast please

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My overhead kitchen light fixture suddenly stopped working. It is a 4 tube, T8 bulb fixture. I checked with a voltmeter to make sure it is receiving AC current, and it is.

Since it stopped working entirely and the bulbs have zero flicker to them, I'm assuming the ballast I found inside failed rather than a simultaneous four T8 bulb failure. So I want to replace the ballast.

Problem is I can't find a NEW replacement ballast. It's a REL-4P32-RH-TP ballast (as pictured below). I found a document here:
https://www.assets.signify.com/is/co...de-advance.pdf

This document says I can cross reference my ballast with a ICP-4P32-N, which I assume means it is a direct substitution? Is that correct? Will the wires be the same?

Ideally, I'd like to get a direct match of the original REL-4P32-RH-TP. Does anyone know where I can buy a new one, or are they not made any more? Have only found some used ones on Google.

Thanks!


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Old 11-05-20, 09:48 PM
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I doubt you will find that same ballast. There are replacement electronic ballasts that would work, but you'd be best to just remove the ballast and replace the tubes with line powered LED tubes. Less power use, longer life, and a wider selection of available color temperatures.
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Old 11-06-20, 02:19 AM
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I agree with upgrading to LED tubes.

Very common replacement ballast. Four F-32 T-8 tubes........
Philips/Advance ICN4P32N
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ICN4P32N
 
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Old 11-06-20, 05:51 AM
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Chunk the old ballast and bulbs and install LED bulbs. I've upgraded the lights in my office, warehouse and workshop and I'll never go back to fluorescent. I've got over thirty 48" and over a dozen 96" LED retrofit tubes that have been used for about two years and not a one has failed.
 
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Old 11-06-20, 09:17 AM
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All through Pilot Dane, thanks!
 
 

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