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07:32PM | 05/01/14
Bvelectrical
I have a circuline light fixture that I want to replace. It uses (2) bulbs - one large and one smaller (not sure exact size offhand). The smaller bulb worked, but the larger bulb never did, even after I replaced the bulb. Then the smaller bulb stopped working, so I replaced it. The new bulb didn't work, so I replaced the ballast. After replacement, one of the bulbs only flickered faintly - my repair did not work.

So now I am considering replacing the fixture with the same type of fixture. I know the line is hot because, among other things, I accidentally touched it. Not knowing anything about electricity (other than to turn off the breaker before working on it), I wondered if it is possible that the electric current is weak? Another thing is that I connected the red and white wires to the ballast because I heard that red and black were interchangeable. Then I grounded the green wire as I had seen it positioned before.

I don't have a lot of time and money, so I just want to check my options before I spend time and money on another failed project. I appreciate any tips or advice you can offer. Thanks!
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