How to change a ballast on a fluorescent lighting fixture?
I'm applying for a new job as a maintenance technician at a local college and need to know how to repair and replace ballasts attached to fluorescent lighting fixtures. Generally what are the steps taken to do so and what kind of tools would you use?
Asked By: hawkeye - 12/12/2009
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Answered By: Boston Fan - 12/12/2009
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Look at the existing ballast and tag the wires as 1,2,3. Take the new ballast and do the same with the same wires. Remove the wires from the old one and wire in the new. You may need wire cutters and wire nuts.
Answered By: Cave Creek - 12/12/2009
http://www.wikihow.com/Replace-the-Ballast-in-a-Fluorescent-Lighting-Fixture even has photos. Good luck
Answered By: Pie, Mash & Liquor - 12/12/2009
Dude - If you need to ask this question I feel the need to tell you that you are not qualified for the job. I think it's fine to take a job when maybe you don't really have a good understanding of everything required but you are messing with something that can kill you if you do not fully understand it. Often times the... More
Answered By: ernie - 12/12/2009
Turn the power off to the fixture. Remove the bulbs and locate the ballast. It is important that you use a ballast that is the same as the one you are replacing as they vary according to voltage, bulb size and number and other factors. Make sure the power is off to the fixture then cut the wires leading from the... More
Answered By: Alex - 12/12/2009
you are brave to applied to a maintenance tec and dint know how to fix a lamp... More
Answered By: Jose A - 12/12/2009
I'm not an electrician but the ones I've fixed have been pretty easy. You just need to remove the bulbs and the panel from the fixture. The ballast is a black metal box with wires going in and out. The ballast will be attached in some fashion to the top (ceiling side) of the fixture - may be some type of clip system... More
Answered By: GoBucks - 12/12/2009
Power off, cut wires, remove nuts, remove ballast, replace ballast,marrette wires, replace bulbs, and cover. Do you know what a ballast is and where to find it? I agree with Ernie to often I see people getting hurt because they`re not qualified, don`t pretend to be something you`re not! Maybe an apprentiship is more... More
Answered By: Clayton - 12/12/2009
The first step is to either be truthful with your interviewer and tell them that you know very little about light fixtures: or obtain your electrical license through your state agency and then apply for the job. After that, you need to match the ballast type with the application. T5, T8, or T12. 2, 3, or 4 lamps. 120... More
Answered By: David - 12/12/2009
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