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How To Convert T12 to T8 Lighting Ballasts
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How to Convert a Fluorescent Lighting Fixture Ballast and T12 Lamps to T8 Lamps and an Electronic Ballast – You will be able to use the existing wiring and just replace the old ballast with the new electronic ballast.
Converting Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures
I have about 200 2 ballast T12 lights. I want to start changing them over to T8 single ballast. I would like to know how to wire the lights for the single ballast.
This electrical wiring question came from: Jerry, a Property Manager from Carlinville, Il.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jerry.
How to Convert a Fluorescent Lighting Fixture Ballast and T12 Lamps to T8 Lamps and an Electronic Ballast
- Each electronic ballast has a complete wiring diagram that describes all of the connections.
- The wiring is very straight forward and the conversion is very easy.
- You will be able to use the existing wiring and just replace the old ballast with the new electronic ballast.
- The lamp sockets work for both T12 and T8 lamps as the pin configuration is the same.
- Check with your local electric utility company who may have a energy efficiency upgrade program that may offer a rebate that could apply to this project.
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