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#1462 - 05/12/01 05:39 AM F17 T8 lamp sockets
Alan McNeil Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 18
Loc: Buzzards Bay, MA U.S.A.
Has anyone had any complaints of sockets burning up in the F17T8 fluorescent fixtures?
In one of the office areas I have had 3 sockets burn up on me in the past 3 months.
These fixtures were retro-fitted about 2 years ago with electronic ballast and T8 lamps as an energy saving program.
Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks

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#1463 - 05/30/01 07:06 PM Re: F17 T8 lamp sockets
smokey Offline
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Registered: 04/06/01
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make sure the wattage on the ballast matches the wattage on the lamp.

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#1464 - 05/30/01 10:59 PM Re: F17 T8 lamp sockets
Alan McNeil Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
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Loc: Buzzards Bay, MA U.S.A.
The first thing I suspected was ballast-lamp ratings on the ballast, that checked out ok.
The fixtures and lamps in question were in operation for at least 2 years before they failed.
Every time I chalk things up to coincidence it comes back and bites me in the butt....so I don't believe in coincidence

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#1465 - 05/31/01 03:32 PM Re: F17 T8 lamp sockets
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Registered: 12/24/00
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Loc: auburn, ny usa
Be sure the tubes are properly locked in the sockets (index mark pointing straight down). A loose lamp will burn up a socket very quickly>

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