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Old 04-17-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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T5 bulbs not firing

Just finished installing the 48" (4) bulb retrofit and having problems with the bulbs firing. When I turn them on, they flash and thats all. They do this everytime I turn them on. I undid all the wiring and then rewired with no luck. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:41 PM   #2
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Are the bulbs new, i had a similiar problem with older bulbs that had built up crude on the ends and after i cleaned them presto it worked fine. I know they say to replace older bulbs but i used an older bulb for a saltwater setup in my freshwater tank, boy is it brighter than the original bulb they give you with the aquarium.
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:45 PM   #3
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They are new bulbs. No used parts anywhere in the ligthing setup.
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Old 04-18-2005, 05:39 AM   #4
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First I'd like to say if you need samples, I could send by FedEx directly to your home. enveryone who want to get samples could contact with me.

1. Welkin Electronics, a fast grown-up professional T8/T12 Electronic/Magnetic Liner Fluorescent Ballasts manufacturer in China with 10+ years experience exporting to USA, 120V and 277V, UL and FCC approved, best quality. We have 2-Lamp-T8 (Two or One Lamp Operation) and 4-Lamp-T8 (Four or Three Lamp Operation). Ballast 1*32W/2*32W/3*32W/4*32W could operate lamps of F17T8 24 inch, FB24T8 16.5 inch, F25T8 25W 36 inch, FB31T8 31W 22.5 inch, F32T8 32W 48 inch, F25T12 and F40T8. Ballast 1*36W/2*36W/1*18W/2*18W(220V/230V)are used also widely in other countries.

2. We could guarantee the quality as the counterparts from Advance, Sylvania, Robertson and Howard etc.
* Feature the highest quality components available, 100% factory tests
* Meets ANSI Standard C82.11-1993 and ANSI Standard C62.41-1991.
* Meets CSA Standard 654 for Ballast Efficiency
* Meets Energy Star Requirements for (2,1) F32T8, (2) F25T8 and (2) F17T8
* Meets FCC Part 18 (Class B) and CSA, EMI/RFI requirements, Consumer Limits.
* 120V/277V, +/-10%, 60Hz, PF≥0.99, THD≤10%, life span≥5 years.


Your further comments would be highly appreciated.
Best regards
Mr. Paul Boswell E-mail: lw@welkin.net.cn
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Address: Jing wu Road, Zhenjiang Economic Development Zone, Jiangsu, China (212009)
Tel: 0086-511-8886348 Fax:0086-511-8886216 Website: http://www.welkin.net.cn
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First I'd like to say if you need samples, I could send by FedEx directly to your home. enveryone who want to get samples could contact with me.

1. Welkin Electronics, a fast grown-up professional T8/T12 Electronic/Magnetic Liner Fluorescent Ballasts manufacturer in China with 10+ years experience exporting to USA, 120V and 277V, UL and FCC approved, best quality. We have 2-Lamp-T8 (Two or One Lamp Operation) and 4-Lamp-T8 (Four or Three Lamp Operation). Ballast 1*32W/2*32W/3*32W/4*32W could operate lamps of F17T8 24 inch, FB24T8 16.5 inch, F25T8 25W 36 inch, FB31T8 31W 22.5 inch, F32T8 32W 48 inch, F25T12 and F40T8. Ballast 1*36W/2*36W/1*18W/2*18W(220V/230V)are used also widely in other countries.

2. We could guarantee the quality as the counterparts from Advance, Sylvania, Robertson and Howard etc.
* Feature the highest quality components available, 100% factory tests
* Meets ANSI Standard C82.11-1993 and ANSI Standard C62.41-1991.
* Meets CSA Standard 654 for Ballast Efficiency
* Meets Energy Star Requirements for (2,1) F32T8, (2) F25T8 and (2) F17T8
* Meets FCC Part 18 (Class B) and CSA, EMI/RFI requirements, Consumer Limits.
* 120V/277V, +/-10%, 60Hz, PF≥0.99, THD≤10%, life span≥5 years.


Your further comments would be highly appreciated.
Best regards
Mr. Paul Boswell E-mail: lw@welkin.net.cn
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Zhenjiang Welkin Electronics Co., Ltd.
Address: Jing wu Road, Zhenjiang Economic Development Zone, Jiangsu, China (212009)
Tel: 0086-511-8886348 Fax:0086-511-8886216 Website: http://www.welkin.net.cn
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Surely you don't mean that you will send me a retrofit kit for free?

I would take that SAMPLE any day!
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