Fluorescents & Wits End...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by steamhead, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    The extra power requred to start the lights is really minor. The bigest impact that frequent starting has, is to decrease the life of the lamps.
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I've noticed that the contacts in the "tombstones" of the cheap fixtures that I've worked on are made of thin brass. A couple of the fixtures at my church have the "tombstones" pretty much toasted. I decided to buy some spares to repair the fixtures instead of trying to replace the assembly, and noticed that the spares I bought at HD have solid brass contacts about 1/8 inch thick with good springs behind them instead of thin sheet brass!
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Thanks, John, for your reply.


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