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Old 08-06-2014, 08:08 PM   #21
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Anytime you have to work on the tombstones, you're looking at considerably more time, effort, and dollars!

The point regarding voiding the "listing" is valid. We have enough issues with liablity as it is.

At $50 a pop? Just for the "lamp"? WOW!

My concern (fear) is there is so much cheap China junk out there by fly-by-night outfits. When they start failing, we will be left hanging!

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When they start failing, no one will know how to fix them.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:39 PM   #22
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When they start failing, no one will know how to fix them.
Good point. And I picture some dumb maintenance guy repeatedly blowing up one end of a standard T8 lamp by putting unballasted 120 (or 277-yikes) directly to the lamp's filament.
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Good point. And I picture some dumb maintenance guy repeatedly blowing up one end of a standard T8 lamp by putting unballasted 120 (or 277-yikes) directly to the lamp's filament.
I heard a tube does nothing at 120 end to end, filament burns up pin to pin. But hows 277
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Swapping to rapid start tombstones is the killer to me. I've been lucky with replacement tombstones fitting right the first time, until this week. I'm now looking for replacement fixtures for a dimming job because the tombstones are proprietary.
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Swapping to rapid start tombstones is the killer to me. I've been lucky with replacement tombstones fitting right the first time, until this week. I'm now looking for replacement fixtures for a dimming job because the tombstones are proprietary.
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They are making a so called plug and play LED tube now that as long as the existing ballast is electronic it will drive the LED lamp cost is around 25 per tube.
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They are making a so called plug and play LED tube now that as long as the existing ballast is electronic it will drive the LED lamp cost is around 25 per tube.
That could be an option but cost is still an issue.
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How long will that ballast last then?

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How long will that ballast last then? TWN
What ballast?
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