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Old 05-09-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Fluorescent light problem

One of my ceiling floresent lights go out after about 5 minutes after turning it on. It has 2 15 watt T-8 bulbs. the switch is good as is the voltage . I have to guess its the ballast. Its one of 6 fixtures. I swapped it with one of the other lights on a different circuit and the problem followed the fixture. Just wondering how many others have had the same problem.
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Had a friend that hadone burn out on his Discovery 39l. We justreplaced the entire fixture.

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Sounds like a good excuse to put in LED's
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X2 on LEDs.
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Yep, it's a bad ballast. I had three fixtures go bad, so replaced them with LED strips.
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Yep, it's a bad ballast. I had three fixtures go bad, so replaced them with LED strips.
X2 on the LEDs. Replaced all my floresents
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What are your experiences in replacing the fluorescent lights with LED strip lights? Brightness? Easy to do? Cost?
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What are your experiences in replacing the fluorescent lights with LED strip lights? Brightness? Easy to do? Cost?
We recently replaced all our fluorescents with LED strips at the FMCA Rally in Perry, Ga a few weeks ago. We bought the strips, and the company sent someone to our coach to install them. We loved the brightness so much we went back the next day and bought LED's for the bathroom and reading lights. Our old fluorescents had a yellowish tint. I don't remember the exact price, but it wasn't cheap. We feel it was worth it though.
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What are your experiences in replacing the fluorescent lights with LED strip lights? Brightness? Easy to do? Cost?
Unless you are boondocking a lot and need to save power, the easiest thing would be to just replace the "ballast" unit. Better quality of light and not a whole lot of difference in power consumption compared to LEDs anyway.
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I switched all seven flourescent ceiling lights to LED two years ago. I am pleased with doing so.
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What are your experiences in replacing the fluorescent lights with LED strip lights? Brightness? Easy to do? Cost?
If you want easy, replace the entire light fixture with a new ThinLite LED fixture 742 or 746, depending the length. The units are dimmable.

19 A - LED Lighting by Thin-Lite

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