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Old 06-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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T5 problems

My bulbs only last about a month before they burn out, tried couple different brand bulb, what should I check or replace on the light fixture?
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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What brand is the light fixture and what bulbs do you have?
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I use Lights- Coralife 34"/85cm Daylight 39w t5 Ho
The brand of bulb is zoomed, I've also used glo.
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I would suspect a faulty ballast. How old is the fixture?
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:14 PM   #6
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Either you're using the wrong type of bulb for the fixture (common issue) or as was said before, your ballast is bad.

You have to match the wattage (ie 20w, 30w, etc) of the fixture and the type of bulb (ie t8, t12, t5HO, etc) and that info will be on the fixture somewhere.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:01 PM   #7
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Thanks I'll try replacing the ballast
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