Replacing a ballast light fixture requires rewiring so if you are uncomfortable working with electricity or unsure how to rewire your ballast light fixture properly then it’s best to let our Abbotsford electricians do it for you.
If your fluorescent light fixtures are old, then talk to us about doing lighting upgrades for you home or business.
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What Are Light Ballasts?
Light ballasts are located inside fluorescent light fixtures that are commonly used in homes, offices, warehouses, large department stores, etc. The purpose of the fluorescent light tube ballast is to regulate the electrical current flowing through the fluorescent lights.
Electricity flowing through the mercury vapor gas inside the fluorescent light tube excites the mercury and causes it to give off ultraviolet light, which is what illuminates the light fixture. Too much current flowing through the light tube at once could cause the light to fail.
Fluorescent light ballasts provide resistance, which limits the flow of electricity through the fluorescent tube, allowing the fixture to light up by delivering just the right amount of current.
How To Tell If Fluorescent Ballast Is Bad
- You hear a humming sound coming from your fluorescent light
- Your fluorescent light tube flickers, even if replaced
- Your fluorescent light bulbs do not light up at all when the switch is turned on
- Your fluorescent bulbs steadily dim when turning them off or on
DIY Ballast Replacement?
If you decide to try DIY ballast replacement you must be confident with the fluorescent ballast replacement wiring.
Replacing a ballast light fixture will require that you cut off the old electrical ballast wires and rewire the ballast once you have it installed in the fluorescent light fixture. Sometimes this can be challenging as not all of the old wires in older light fixtures will have the same color coding as the new wires in the replacement ballast.
Our Abbotsford electricians at Premium Electric also service clients in Chilliwack, Sardis, Mission, and Aldergrove. In fact, if you live anywhere within the Fraser Valley, you can give us a call any time at 604-308-6195and we’ll be glad to replace your ballasts for you. We use Volt-Ohm meters to determine exactly which ballast wires need to be hooked up to the correct wires inside the light fixture. We also do home electrical wiring upgrades.
Premium Electric Ballast Replacement
Premium Electric has licensed and certified electricians on staff and can easily make a ballast replacement for you. Our highly skilled and personable electricians have more than 30 years of combined industry experience, and are capable of doing fluorescent light ballast replacement in your home, your office, or commercial business.
Safety is the number one priority at Premium Electric! We only purchase CSA approved, high-quality lighting products including ballast replacement parts, from the most reputable local electrical suppliers. For more information on ballasts, see BC Hydro’s Lamp and Ballast Product Guide PDF file.
Call Premium Electric today at 604-308-6195 and have one of our certified electricians answer any question you might have about a ballast replacement. You can also send us an email or fill out our Premium Electric online quote form.