? LED T8 tube light - old Magnetic Ballast ?
Didn't research. No info in flyer or packaging.
Plug and play - from Honeywell website - use in compatible electronic ballast fixture.
Would this work at all in an older magnet ballast fixture ?
Feb 24th, 2019 11:43 am
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How is the tubes going to work without a ballast? They still need a ballast to work properly.
Feb 24th, 2019 8:18 pm
Feb 24th, 2019 8:19 pm
No. Florescent tubes need a ballast. LED tubes don't, although they may offer optional support for being mounted in old fixtures that have an electronic ballast originally meant for florescent tubes.
Feb 24th, 2019 8:30 pm
Feb 24th, 2019 8:34 pm
Then why are they a T8 bulb then? ... They definitely require a ballast as OP states it says use in electronic ballast ...
Feb 26th, 2019 7:07 am
LED lighting in itself, does not require a fluorescent ballast. We have multiple T8 LED bulbs with ballasts removed.
Feb 26th, 2019 2:51 pm
I believe T8 is also referred to as a size for hookups like an Edison base is used. I have seen T8 LEDs that do and do not require ballasts.
Feb 26th, 2019 3:14 pm
Removing ballast presents a safety hazard, for both the uneducated person doing it and rewiring, as well as the next person who just assumes there is a ballast in the lighting device.sgsmith wrote: ↑ LED lighting in itself, does not require a fluorescent ballast. We have multiple T8 LED bulbs with ballasts removed.
The Honeywell bulb is touting itself as a plug and play for compatible electronic (high frequency) ballast fixtures. The circuitry in the bulb that permits that will often also permit running w/o a ballast as long as the fixture wiring agrees with the detailed instructions included with the bulb.
The “compatible ballast” description was the clue for me that the bulbs could probably be wired w/o ballasts as not everyone will have compatible ballasts and Honeywell will want the consumer to have options w/o returning them.
The detailed instructions should cover all that.