All I know about flourescent lights would fit in a thimble. I have a 30" Nova extreme that will only flicker on for a minute when you hit the power switch. Would that be because the ballast or one of the bulbs has gone out?
Is there one or multiple bulbs in this fixture? Most likely it is the ballast, but you could buy a new bulb and check for yourself. If there are multiple bulbs and they all flicker, then I'd say it is the ballast that's bad.
The fixture is less then a year old - it has 2 24watt bulbs. the bulbs came with the fixture I will have to wait until I am home to get the brand name. They came with the buld a 6700 and a 10,000. I have 2 48" fixtures with the same bulbs that are running fine they are a little older. I was just going to order new bulbs. the ballast is a 43.00 part and bulbs are 13.00 a piece the whole fixture runs abou 64.00.. hmm..do I buy a new one or piece this on togeather....
Depends on the fixture, my T5 48" fixture only works with 2 good bulbs in it. If either goes bad they both go out and stay out until I replace the bad bulb. Pretty typical for multiple bulb flourescent fixtures.
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Last edited by robbob2112; 09-23-2008 at 09:53 PM.