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Old 12-26-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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Actinic PC's acting different

I noticed today that when my 36W PC Actinics kicked on they stayed kinda reddish for a while and slowly turned blue (maybe over 5 min) and the ends where the ignitors are stayed red for about 3 min longer. So it took about 8 minutes for the bulbs to be completely blue.

This has not been the case in the past. Does this mean the ballast is going, or is it the bulbs?
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
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How old are the ballasts and bulbs?
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Bulbs are about 5 months and Ballast is around 3 months.
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I'm going to move this to the general Hardware/Equipment Section.
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