We have 3 fluorescent light fixtures in our office and each of them
has 2 tubes. All 3 fixtures are battery backed up versions with a red
light that you can press to test the light.
The strange thing is that none of the light fixtures is working, but
the red light is ON. And if we press the red light, the lights will
come on as long as we keep the finger on the red light. But as soon as
we release the red light, the light fixture will go dark.
If you do not have the knowledge and tools to trouble shoot it
yourself, get an electrician!
Also it sounds like a business situation?
So proper attention to a potential electrical problem is in order to
avoid any liability for danger/fire in a workplace etc.
Attend to it.
Keeping the button pushed down is not a satisfactory permanent
So.....If the breaker is flipped off, why didn't the lights come on like
they should? If they light when the button's pushed, the batteries must
have some charge left in them.
I agree that the OP should get someone in who knows which end is up, it
doesn't sound like he does.
Nope, not the breaker.
Its probably a bad switch. We have several in our building that we can shut
off with a switch and the emergency portion does not come on, turn the
breaker off they do. So using this logic, the OP has a bad switch.
And we have no information as to whether the light/s,are fed by single
phase or from two phases of a 3 phase system? Directly or via relays?
No idea what is supply voltage? Also how is the 'emergency' feature
of lights powered and from where?
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