Fluorescent Tube Conversion

These steps document what is necessary to convert an old 2 tube fluorescent fixture.

One 12" strip of leds (5 watt) replaces 2 x 12" tubes(16 watts total)



First step is to remove fixture and strip out old ballast and end connectors and tubes.

Lay in an insulating strip of electrical tape if the fixture is a metal base.

Prepare led strip by soldering existing wiring on to ends of strip. Polarity is important, so test first.

Lay the led strip carefully in place. There is an adhesive backing to the led strip.

That's it. Perform a final test. Make sure there is no strain on the wires or possible shorts.

Reassemble plastic cover. Enjoy twice the light at 1/3 the power draw.










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