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This is what happens when you pull stuff out of the garbage can at a commercial building

This is what happens when you pull stuff out of the garbage can at a commercial building

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This ballast is extremely fried. I think a bug got in there and made it catch on fire or a spider who knows.

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Fabrication Date:1998
Application/Use:It is toast

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Apr 02, 2018 at 08:20 PM Author: Lumex120
Wait, bugs or spiders can make ballasts catch fire? Gross.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Apr 02, 2018 at 08:30 PM Author: lightinglover8902
That looks crispy!

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Apr 02, 2018 at 08:37 PM Author: alexd120
Or catastrophic failure.
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Apr 02, 2018 at 09:26 PM Author: xelareverse
Unlikely

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Apr 02, 2018 at 09:46 PM Author: 589
woo! She gone!

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Apr 02, 2018 at 09:59 PM Author: xmaslightguy
That one's certainly a crispy critter now

Forget the lights..just give me a good lightning storm & tornado to go watch...

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Apr 03, 2018 at 05:04 AM Author: streetlight98
I've never heard of a bug shorting out a ballast. The ballast probably just shorted from running too hot. Advance HID ballasts seem to commonly run hot.

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Apr 03, 2018 at 06:09 AM Author: dor123
If the ballast windings or coil, are exposed (Like in the case of many American HID ballasts), this could well be.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Apr 03, 2018 at 04:43 PM Author: streetlight98
Yes but the coils are varnished, thus isolated from each other. I've seen open coil ballasts inside fixtures packed full of dirt and bugs and the ballast never shorted. The most that happened was birds chewed the insulation off the wires and thats what shorted.

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Apr 03, 2018 at 04:56 PM Author: BT25
Ballasts will eventually fail...this is a given. (This appears to to be in a Lithoia TWP.)

:lol: :poof: Testing Positive For Westinghouse Lifeguard Disease! :poof: :lol:

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Apr 03, 2018 at 05:11 PM Author: streetlight98
Everything fails, but a perfectly fine ballast us not going to short out because of an insect. It's just silly.

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Apr 03, 2018 at 05:18 PM Author: BT25

Everything fails, but a perfectly fine ballast us not going to short out because of an insect. It's just silly.


Agree 100%...I see a lot of silly comments on this forum. Most appear to be ignorant guesses. I'm on another forum (non-lighting) where there's a few posters who shoot off there mouth before really understanding what they're talking about...they only make themselves look like fools.

As to why this ballast failed is anybody's guess. Internal short, or overheating is my main guess...but who cares? Just toss it and start over.

:lol: :poof: Testing Positive For Westinghouse Lifeguard Disease! :poof: :lol:

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