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#1462 05/12/01 07:39 AM
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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

#1463 05/30/01 09:06 PM
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make sure the wattage on the ballast matches the wattage on the lamp.

#1464 05/31/01 12:59 AM
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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

#1465 05/31/01 05:32 PM
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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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