Please let us know how the ballast holds up. Over the last year I've
replaced about 40 Sylvania ballasts in about 50 new fixtures. They died
before the lamps did! I installed GE ballasts one at a time and have had
no problems with them burning out. I am finally replacing lamps before
ballasts! Our fixtures are three lamp, 32W T8's Home Depot gets about
$27 for the GE ballasts.
Thusly spake Darrell Walker, On 8/9/2010 9:16 AM:
> Since several have asked:
>> The new ones are Sylvania (the original were Sunpak). The model number is
> "QTP 2X32T8/UNV ISN-SC" (which mostly is just the rating, for two 32W T8
> bulbs). I got them at Home Depot.
> The replacements are also electronic.
> On Aug 8, 2010, at 10:51 PM, Richard Beels wrote:
>> ballast info?
>> At 08/08/10 at 19:00, Shakespearean monkeys danced on Darrell Walker's
> keyboard and said:
>>> Anyway, I decided to try replacing the ballast this
>>> time. The replacement ballast is nearly twice the size of the stock
>>> and twice as heavy. It wired up a bit differently (the original had more
>>> separate wires, the replacement mostly wires each end of the bulbs
>>> But it fired right up with the new ballast, and even seems brighter.
>>> more, I decided to try the "bad" bulbs (ones that no longer worked even in
>>> best of the original fixtures), and every one of them was fine with the
>>> replacement ballast! I'm glad I hadn't had time to take them to the
>>> waste drop off.
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