Fluorescent lights

From: chris (drosera@CAM.ORG)
Date: Wed Sep 08 1999 - 22:35:26 PDT

Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 01:35:26 -0400
From: "chris" <drosera@CAM.ORG>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3196$foo@default>
Subject: Fluorescent lights


Following the directions of the person who told me I would have to
change my ballast (sorry, I don't remember your name, and I deleted
my last CP Digest, Ooops!) I did so yesterday. The only
disagreement with your advice that I have is that in fact, I think
it may have been a potentially dangerous thing that was happening
with my fluorescent light. I say this because when I opened my
fixture, I was greeted by a quite large puddle of somekind of black
tar that had leaked(?) from the ballast all over the inside of the
fixture. I have no clue whatsoever as to the internal workings of a
ballast, so maybe it's not as bad as I think, but being an
electrical device, I'll just assume it was a dangerous happening.
Still I am grateful for the advice from the unknown to me person,
without which I may not have gotten to it so quickly.

I also write this let others on the list know that it is at least a
possibility that something may be seriously wrong with your lights
if the noise they produce is too great.

Thanks again.

Chris F.

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