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#45947 12/09/04 11:04 AM
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A new nursing home is having a high incidence of lighting ballast failures. The lighting is 277V. The ballast manufacturer thinks it is power surges.
I have two possible ideas:
1. The facility test the emergency generator under the building load once a month (the lights are on the generator).
2. I do not know, but maybe the contractor used a common neutral for the lighting circuits.
Any ideas?

#45948 12/09/04 06:24 PM
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Is this nursing home in york, NE??

The other possibility is that electronic ballasts are crap for reliability!

There is another thread here on this issue. Search on "electronic balasts"

GJ

#45949 12/14/04 07:30 PM
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Had an old timer come in the other day with an old GE ballast. I said "wow, that looks to be about 20 years old," he said it's closer to 50. I replied, well they don't last that long anymore. he asked why not?!?!? Couldn't help but be amused by his question, all I could say was they just don't build them like they use to.


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