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I am installing a Ballast Bypass T8 LED Light, How should I change the light fixture wiring for a LED Bypass Conversion lamp?
LED Bypass Conversion Light Bulb
Electrical Question: How should I change the light fixture wiring for a LED Bypass Conversion lamp?
Lenny in Rhode Island asks:
- When installing ballast bypass t8 led lights to an old fluorescent fixture, is it necessary to pigtail 14 AWG wire from line voltage coming into the fixture to the tombstones rather than the old thinner (16 or 18 AWG) ballast wires?
- If you simply cut the ballast out and pigtail to the already tombstone connected ballast wires, won’t these thinner wires compromise the existing 15 amp circuit?
Thanks for your help!
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Lenny.
Wiring a LED Bypass Light
Application: Wiring a LED Bypass Light.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the LED Light, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the LED Light should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Rhode Island. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Wiring a LED Light in a Basement
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Wiring a T8 LED Conversion Ballast Bypass Light
- Lenny, from the information you have provided, and from what you have described, I understand your valid concern about circuit wire size. However in this case, as with most lower electrical consumption light fixtures, connecting the #14 AWG circuit wire to the existing wire of the light fixture tombstone lamp socket is allowed.
- Be sure to install the T8 LED Bypass Lamp with the designated label end into the converted power socket end of the light fixture where the wiring has been changed per the installation instructions.
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