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Cooper F20T12 Fixture

Cooper F20T12 Fixture

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ReStore find at the Anderson, SC ReStore. This American made fixture is just what I wanted to run F20T12 lamps.

Unfortunately, I had to replace the lamp holders and the ballast (Advance RLQ-120-TP) doesn’t work very well. The lamp just glows at the ends as if the starter is stuck or the ballast has failed.

Wish me luck as I set out to do troubleshooting!

Update: After some electrical advice from Nick, I found that this fixture needs an additional ground wire attached to the neutral and a metal screw on the fixture. I installed it and the lamps turn on and off perfectly now. However, since this solution isn’t up to electrical code, I won’t permanently install it without consulting an electrician. I’ve been shocked a couple times in the past, not fun!

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Manufacturer:Cooper
Lamp
Base:T8 or T12
Fixture
Location:South Carolina
Electrical
Voltage:120 Volts
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Eufaula, Alabama USA
Fabrication Date:Recent
Application/Use:Powering F20T12 lamps

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Sep 10, 2019 at 11:45 PM Author: nicksfans
These trigger-start (and rapid-start) fixtures really need to be grounded to work best. You might find that rubbing your hand along the tube will make it light. Also, there's no starter with this setup.

I like my lamps thick, my ballasts heavy, and my fixtures tough.

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Sep 11, 2019 at 06:26 AM Author: CEB1993

These trigger-start (and rapid-start) fixtures really need to be grounded to work best. You might find that rubbing your hand along the tube will make it light. Also, there's no starter with this setup.


Yep, that’s exactly what I found! After lightly tapping the tube, it would light. What’s the best way to ground one of these trigger-start fixtures?

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