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Electrical question

I have a odyssea 48" t5ho 4bulbs, I not very good at electric stuff, my question is: is it alright to use 3 Bulbs in a 4bulb fixture, will it damage something if I do that?

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I don't think it would harm anything is it works.

It might not light up at all depending on the configuration because it might not complete a circuit.
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I'm guessing the bulbs are wired in parallel, so I would think they would work? But I'm not 100% sure. Shouldn't hurt anything to try.
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If the bulbs are wired in sequence none of them will turn on. If it's wired in parallel it will work fine. Neither is harmful to the fixture or the bulbs


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