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Old 04-05-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Current USA PC not working Heeellllp

I have a current USA Orbit 192w pc fixture. I've had it for about two years and using a bulb for about 1 1/2 years and another half of that time. Then all of a sudden the bulb flickers and goes out. I put the spare bulb in and IT wouldn't get bright tried the bulb in the other slot it works fine. Tried again in the slot the bulb was in...just a dull glow. It's the slot that the fan uses, the fan still works but the bulb just doesn't get bright like the other slot. Having mechanical background I take the fixture apart to see if I find any obvious problems...everything looks good no corrosion, no loose connections what is the deal?? Could the bulb have messed up the ballast when it went out?? I think not because a lot of people would have that problem?? Can someone please Heeeelllllp? Thanks
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It sounds like the ballast has just given up.
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I agree. The ballast needs replacing.
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Thanks for the replies. I'm planning on going to marine depot or custom aquatics. Anyone know some other good places to get a good ballast??
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