4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker
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I turn on the light and sometimes the two bulbs come on right away, sometimes they flicker almost like bands of light going down the tube and then come on and sometimes they just do the flickering thing. Ballast?
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Ken
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#12
  Re: 4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker by kscott (I turn on the light ...)
Make sure the tubes are seated in the tombstones correctly before trying anything else.
My bet is they are a little loose.
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  Re: Re: 4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker by Herb G (Make sure the tubes ...)
Will do.
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Ken
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  Re: Re: 4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker by kscott (Will do.[br]Thanks,[...)
You can also try switching them end-for-end. Sometimes you get a little extra life out of them when they're having a hard time starting, depending on how the tombstones are wired.
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  Re: 4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker by kscott (I turn on the light ...)
If the tube ends are black it's time to look into the LED replacement thread

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#16
  Re: Re: 4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker by Wild Turkey (If the tube ends are...)
Wild Turkey said:


If the tube ends are black it's time to look into the LED replacement thread






Or at the very least T8 replacements.

I was told that T8s would not work properly in the older T12 fixtures but mine have worked fine. More light, less electricity.

Eventually I will replace all the fixtures with LEDs but only as they fail.
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  Re: Re: 4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker by Cooler ([blockquote]Wild Tur...)
Thanks, all.
Ken
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  Re: Re: 4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker by kscott (Thanks, all.[br]Ken...)
kscott said:


Thanks, all.
Ken



Did my suggestion work? Just curious.
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#19
  Re: Re: 4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker by Herb G ([blockquote]kscott s...)
Haven't tried anything yet. Sick as a dog and flat on my back. Not getting onto a step stool any time soon. I'll post results when I'm back in the game.
Ken
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#20
  Re: Re: 4 foot fluorescent fixture flicker by kscott (Haven't tried anythi...)
just throwing this out there -- they now make "hybrid" LED replacements -- will work with or without ballast.

kinda cool.

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