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Replacing a Fluorescent Light Fixture

Can I replace a fluorescent light with a magnetic ballast with a florescent light fixture without a ballast? I am replacing an old fluorescent ballast with a energy saving electronic ballast.

Options When Replacing Fluorescent Fixtures
Electrical Question: Can I replace a fluorescent light with a magnetic ballast with a florescent light fixture without a ballast?

Cheers,
Eddy

Background: Eddy, a Homeowner from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Additional Comments: Very helpful.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Eddy.

How to Replace Fluorescent Light Fixtures or Broken Lenses

Application: Fluorescent Light Fixture Wiring.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Hand Tools and Safe Ladder.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal experience, the type of light fixture and access to the fixture.
Precaution: Identify the light fixture circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Replacement parts for the light fixture should be compatible with the type of fluorescent lamps that have been installed.

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