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I have new 48 light tubes but they only flicker when turned on
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Posted on Jan 05, 2022
If your shop is in your garage, and it is cold outside, the two-pin fluorescent tubes don't work very well. Garage lighting (fluorescent) should be the HO (high output) type. It operates on the same voltage. The tubes are not interchangeable. You need a HO fixture. If your shop is inside your house, then flickering tubes (assuming that you tried changing them out with new ones) indicate a bad ballast inside the fixture. You can either change out the ballast, or for almost the same price, replace the fixture.
Posted on Feb 04, 2015
I recommend you buy a complete new fixture. If you can still find the same model, just install the lens and you are done $100 to $150. If you can't find the exact one, a lithonia lite UFC looks close. They are not difficult to install if you know how to turn off your circuit breaker and turn a screw driver. Price again, $100 to. $ $150 at a big box store. If you order it from a specialty lighting store, you might be able to talk them into free installation since you are paying a premium price. Basically, it will cost the lighting manufacturer the same to produce and ship a new lessor a complete fixture. You may as well save yourself the headache and play the same game as the manufacturer - just buy a whole new unit. Also buy local, these fixtures are not packaged to survive a fedEx shipment. Good luck -mark
Posted on Jun 05, 2011
Peggy - there are 'starters' on the unit called ballast - Those must be either replaced or you have a deeper problem. I am sure it is the starters. Please just take a pic on your camera - leave it there go to LOWES -- and show them - tell them you need to make it light and about them flickering etc. They will guide you to exactly what you need. Most are very easy to replace. Ask the man or woman at LOWES - they are very knowledgeable. Without seeing what type or brand you have I can't tell you more.
If they can't help you - come back and tell me more on the COMMENT section. I will be notified and read your comments there.
Gary @ Fix Ya
Posted on Dec 09, 2012
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