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Old 08-24-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Why is my bulb flickering?

So as the title suggests, my new bulb is flickering.

Just got a new 10,000k bulb (15w) and I'm using an electronic ballast to power it, it's apparently suitable for 14w, 15w and 18w.

It comes on fine, stays fine for a while and then randomly starts flickering?

If it's flickering and I turn it off and back on, it stops flickering, weird?

Any ideas?
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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Could it possibly be the ballast?
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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Not sure, could be, it's new so I haven't really used it until now.

I'll see if I can try another bulb in the ballast and see if the same thing happens, only problem is it happens randomly so I could be waiting a long time lol.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:00 PM   #4
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Hm, make sure the bulb is screwed in completely. I have had that happen where i thought i had it in right but it was a little loose so it would flicker. Good luck
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I'll wait until I see it flicker again and then I'll push on the connectors, if that fixes it then I owe you
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:13 PM   #7
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Seems it was just getting too hot (the hood houses 2 ballasts behind the bulb)

Gonna add a fan and that should hopefully sort it out!
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Oh cool! Hope that helps man.
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Does your fixture have a starter? I had one that did that until I replaced it
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