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F17 T8 lamp sockets #1462
05/12/01 07:39 AM
05/12/01 07:39 AM
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Alan McNeil  Offline OP
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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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Re: F17 T8 lamp sockets #1463
05/30/01 09:06 PM
05/30/01 09:06 PM
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smokey  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2001
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cctxusa
make sure the wattage on the ballast matches the wattage on the lamp.

Re: F17 T8 lamp sockets #1464
05/31/01 12:59 AM
05/31/01 12:59 AM
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Alan McNeil  Offline OP
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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

Re: F17 T8 lamp sockets #1465
05/31/01 05:32 PM
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dandy467d  Offline
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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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