My house has four fixtures that use fluorescent ring lights. They only
used one 12 inch ring. I have had to replace them because the ballast
was failing (after 18 years). The only replacement fixtures I could
find work with two rings - an 8 inch inside of a 12 inch. I don't need
the extra light from the 8 inch ring. Will this fixture work properly
if I just remove the 8 inch ring?
Depends on the ballast design, but IIRC most circline ballasts run the
lamps independently and will work fine with one lamp absent.
Did you try finding a replacement ballast for the old lights?
On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 18:37:10 -0500, ---MIKE--- wrote:
Go to a True Value hardware store and ask for item# 577443. Here is the
32W, 14-1/8"D x 3-1/4" Depth, Circline Round Shallow Mushroom Style Cloud
Fixture With Smooth White Molded Acrylic Diffuser, All White Steel Housing,
Premium Grade, Low Heat Rise, UL Listed For Damp Locations, Wall Mountable,
Operates FC12T9 Circline Lamp, Included, Replacement Lamp Use True Value
#253-096, Retail Carton.
MFR. AMERICAN FLUOR CORP
At this point I have already replaced the three "bad" fixtures. In
looking for the single fixtures, I tried Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot and
a local electrical supply store. I just want to know if I can remove
the 8 inch bulb.
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