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F96 T12 HO fluorescent sign light (close up)

F96 T12 HO fluorescent sign light (close up)

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A close up of the sign light, it has GE F96T12/HO tubes in it, and it has a EOL ballast, which this fixture doesn't work anymore.

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Oct 13, 2019 at 10:19 PM Author: don93s
Pretty cool. Those scorch marks definitely look like ballast gone to hell, lol.
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Oct 13, 2019 at 10:31 PM Author: lightinglover8902
Well obviously. I think the lamps got mercury starved, causing the ballast to go EOL.

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Oct 13, 2019 at 11:01 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Mercury starved lamps won't cause a ballast to go EOL. Dying lamps left too long are the biggest ballast killers. Ballasts have many fail points.

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Oct 13, 2019 at 11:01 PM Author: don93s
A lot of things can go wrong with a ballast. I've never seen mercury starved lamps do it though, I had a bunch of them like that at work before we went to LED.
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Oct 14, 2019 at 12:04 AM Author: Ash
There are none of the scorch marks on the tube - Looks like it was repaired and fitted with new tubes since then and failed again
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Oct 14, 2019 at 06:40 AM Author: lightinglover8902

There are none of the scorch marks on the tube - Looks like it was repaired and fitted with new tubes since then and failed again


The fixture does not work. I actually seen this at night and it didn't work. Plus the tubes are EOL.

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Oct 14, 2019 at 06:54 PM Author: suzukir122
Are both tubes EOL or just one? It should just be one lamp at EOL if this is a typical HO Rapid Start ballast for two lamps.

This ballast kinda looks electronic to me, and it looks like it *could* be a replacement ballast, which might've also failed. (since
it doesn't work at night.) I agree with Ash. I really don't know if this ballast is magnetic or electronic though.
As for fails during EOLs, I still have never seen a HPF magnetic R.S ballast of any kind, fail during EOL yet. Not to this magnitude.

One more thing... is this a Toys R Us? The one near me is getting constructed into something else, and the sign with HO lamps
in it, have just been taken down. The awesome MH parking lot lights... also gone.

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Oct 14, 2019 at 08:08 PM Author: lightinglover8902

Are both tubes EOL or just one? It should just be one lamp at EOL if this is a typical HO Rapid Start ballast for two lamps.

This ballast kinda looks electronic to me, and it looks like it *could* be a replacement ballast, which might've also failed. (since
it doesn't work at night.) I agree with Ash. I really don't know if this ballast is magnetic or electronic though.
As for fails during EOLs, I still have never seen a HPF magnetic R.S ballast of any kind, fail during EOL yet. Not to this magnitude.

One more thing... is this a Toys R Us? The one near me is getting constructed into something else, and the sign with HO lamps
in it, have just been taken down. The awesome MH parking lot lights... also gone.


Both tubes are EOL. Also yes, this was a Toy'R'Us store, which was turned into a Spirt Halloween Store.

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