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T8 to LED retrofit-ballast or bypass? #221132 01/19/21 10:40 AM
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If it were your place and the cost & labor did not figure into the equation which would you use and why?

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Re: T8 to LED retrofit-ballast or bypass? [Re: BigB] #221133 01/19/21 04:12 PM
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I would by a strip type replacement or a new luminaire. Though I hate the new luminaire idea if the old one is just fine. Otherwise it would be bypassing the ballast better efficiency and one fewer part to fail.

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Re: T8 to LED retrofit-ballast or bypass? [Re: BigB] #221134 01/19/21 07:04 PM
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hmmm, didn't think about new fixtures. The T-8s are not too old though, maybe 6 or 7 years old and I fitted them all with reflectors as well. The light output has been great but lamps starting to fail so now is the time.

Re: T8 to LED retrofit-ballast or bypass? [Re: BigB] #221135 01/19/21 09:05 PM
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The simplicity of the direct wire makes it sound like a simple choice. Just be sure to use the stickers to avoid future confusion.


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Re: T8 to LED retrofit-ballast or bypass? [Re: BigB] #221136 01/22/21 12:01 PM
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There is some paperwork from Leviton stating that line voltage should not be run directly to lampholders made by them, but I am unable to find it ATM.


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