So yes, it can easily be an electronic ballast.

Does a g23 bulb need a ballast?

That is a fluorescent lamp. They need a ballast to regulate the current. In short no you can not connect it without a ballast.

How do I know if a ballast is compatible?

You can determine whether you have a compatible fixture in seconds. Simply turn the light on, then take a photo of the fixture using your smartphone or digital camera. If there are no dark bands on the resulting image, you have an electronic ballast that will work with direct drop-in LED tubes.

Are light ballasts interchangeable?

Matching ANSI codes guarantees that the ballast you chose can be used with your lamp. However, ballasts are often compatible with more than one lamp, and vice versa.

Can I replace magnetic ballast with electronic ballast?

Fortunately, compatibility isn’t really an issue, as most electronic ballasts have been designed to replace existing magnetic ballasts. A preferable electronic ballast is the T8 model. This option has several advantages over the T10 and T12, including improved lighting efficiency.

What is the difference between magnetic and electronic ballast?

Magnetic ballasts work at a frequency of around 60 Hz, whereas electronic ballasts work at an increased frequency of around 20,000 Hz. This is why fluorescent lamps using electronic ballasts do not flicker or emit any buzzing sounds. Electronic ballasts are also quite smaller in size and weight.

Does an electronic ballast need a starter?

Magnetic ballasts required a starter to get the lamp lit, electronic ballasts do not require a starter.

How do I know which ballast to replace?

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Are all ballasts the same?

And there are two types of ballasts in each family: magnetic and electronic. Magnetic ballasts are the older ballast technology. For the fluorescent family, both T12 linear fluorescents and two-pin CFLs use magnetic ballasts. For HIDs, some metal halides and HPS lamps use magnetic ballasts.

Can you use LED tubes with electronic ballast?

Type A – LED tube has an Integrated Driver for use on Existing Fluorescent Ballast. Type A LED tubes need an existing T8 electronic ballast to operate. If you have T8 electronic ballasts this makes installation very easy. All you need to do is remove the existing T8 fluorescent lamp and install a new T8 LED Type A lamp

Can you mix magnetic and electronic ballasts?

There is no problem with replacing the magnetic ballasts with electronic ballasts, one at a time, light fixture by fixture, just keep track of the type of lamps that are specified on the label of the new electronic ballasts which will most likely be the T8 type lamps.

Are digital ballast better than magnetic?

Magnetic ballasts are easily the cheaper option when first buying. However digital ballasts, although pricey to begin with, will run more efficiently, use less energy and in effect help to lower your electricity bills over time.

How do you tell a magnetic ballast from an electronic ballast?

Stand under the light or a place close to the light and point your cell phone camera at the light.

  1. If you can see some strong dark strips flickering in your camera, it must be a magnetic ballast based light.
  2. Otherwise it should be an electronic ballast based light.

What are the advantages of electronic ballasts over a magnetic ballast?

Electronic ballasts are more efficient and more compact in size and weight. They also provide the ability for continuous power adjustment at different settings. A disadvantage is that power fluctuations may cause a failure but this can be offset by adding a buffer capacitor. Operation of the ballasts generate heat.

Will LED tubes work with magnetic ballast?

These LED tubes are the newest, easiest to install and most expensive. They work with any kind of existing technology – whether it is T12 (Magnetic Ballast) or T8 (Electronic Ballast). To install them all you need to do is take the old fluorescent tube out and install the LED tube in its place.

What is an electronic ballast used for?

An electrical ballast is a device that limits the current through an electrical load. These are most often used when a load (such as an arc discharge) has its terminal voltage decline when current through the load increases.

What is the output voltage of an electronic ballast?

The output voltage waveform of electronic ballast consists of a carrier with a frequency of typically 50kHz to 150kHz or higher, partially modulated at the power frequency. (typically 50, 60 or 400Hz) Figure 12 shows a typical ballast waveform.

What happens if you wire a ballast wrong?

If a ballast fails, it can cause a short, burn out tubes or even cause a fire, so it must be replaced. Lights that don’t turn on, fluorescent tubes blackened near their ends, and brown, burnt tube electrodes are all indicators that a ballast is bad.

How do I know if my ballast is T8 or T12?

If no markings are available, the size in diameter of the tube is the easiest way to determine the type you have installed. T8 tubes are 1-inch in diameter and T12 tubes are 1 1/2 -inch.

Can I use electronic ballast on T12?

While we still have plenty in stock in our online store, manufacturers are producing less overall. The product has also changed. These days, most T12s will work with an electronic ballast instead of a magnetic ballast.

What happens if you put a T8 bulb in a T12 fixture?

T12 vs T8 Fluorescent Tubes

T12 tubes are 1.5″ in diameter while T8s are just one inch. All other things—socket sizes, lengths, distance between pins—are the same. T8 LED tubes won’t fall out if you try to install them in a T12 fixture—they’ll fit just fine.