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LED T8 tubes: plug-and-play or direct-wire?

I want to install some good bright LED lights in a shop. I have access to some nice fluorescent-type fixtures for cheap or free (two 4-ft T8 tubes), so I want to just use them with LED replacement ...
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Why do LED retrofit instructions say to leave the ballast in the fixture?

I'm looking at retrofitting fluorescent fixtures in my basement for single-ended LED tubes. The electrical and wiring concepts I have down; I could probably do it with my eyes closed (but anyone ...
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Fluorescent ceiling fan light single flash when switch turned on

I have a Hampton Bay CVT-54 ceiling fan and I'm seeing a very strange issue with the fluorescent ring light. When I flip light switch the light will flash momentarily then go dark. Flipping the light ...
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Power issues with old fluorescent lamp

I decided to repair an old fluorescent lamp cabinet I have but i am no electrician and have no idea how the actual system works. I bought a new lamp (T5) and a new starter so I just have to figure out ...
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Run a fluorescent fixture with fewer lamps?

I have some 3-lamp recessed fluorescent fixtures that are too bright. Can I remove one of the tubes and run them just with two lamps? Will that hurt the ballast or the remaining tubes? These are T8 ...
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Hard wire into a recessed fluorescent can

Can I /or how can I hard wire a new ceiling hanging pendant into the existing fluorescent can in my dining room. I live in a building and have no access above. Upgrade Time
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What could cause fluorescent lights to sporadically not come on?

My kitchen has 9 26W fluorescent can lights (not CFLs - they have external ballasts). Often when I turn the switch on, particularly after they've been off for at least several minutes, about 4 of ...
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Replacing fluorescent fixture with a normal tungsten lamp - wiring trouble!

I am replacing 2 fluorescent fixtures with 2 simple two-wire lamps. (The two fixtures are on one circuit - when I removed the first fluo fixture, the second one no longer lit up.) I am having ...
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How do I label fluorescent fixtures converted to LED?

I am going to replace some regular fluorescent tubes that are about to burn out with LED ones and would like to add a sticker inside the fixture to advise a future owner to not install regular ...
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How to turn the contact rings in an empty fluorescent bulb socket from closed to open?

A fluorescent bulb was improperly removed from its sockets. I am unable to turn the contact rings from the closed to the open position. I would be thankful for any advice.
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ceiling surface mount fluorescent light question

I just picked up a great deal on some 4' fluorescent ceiling mount lights for my garage. Looking at the docs from the manufacturer, they state: MOUNTING Ceiling surface mount (HO and VHO units ...
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My florescent lights need a shake or a hit to work

I have a Wave Twin Fluorescent Ceiling Light that doesn't light up in general. If I switch it on, it only lights up a very small part at one end. I need to shake it or give it a hit a couple of times ...
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Changing fluorescent tube: how many degrees to turn?

I have a broken fluorescent tube (housing is intact, but it flickers instead of lighting up properly) that I have to change (bottommost type in the image). I can turn it about 20 degrees, but it ...
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What is this knob on this fluorescent light fitting?

Recently I tried replacing a fluorescent bulb in my garage after it failed, upon fitting the new light it wouldn't turn on and there is this knob on the side (I have been told it may be something to ...