How do you remove wires from tombstones?

Insert the paper clip into the damaged tombstone next to one of the two tombstone wires. The paper clip opens the tension spring connector inside the tombstone and allows you to pull out the wire. Repeat this for the remaining wire attached to the tombstone.

How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Socket

  1. First make sure the problem the socket needs replacing. It might be that the bulb is about to die.
  2. Turn off the power to the fluorescent light.
  3. Take out the bulbs from the fixture.
  4. Remove the socket so you can examine the wiring.
  5. Put the wires from the light into the new socket’s terminal slots.

Subsequently, question is, are t8 and t12 sockets the same? T12 primarily run off a magnetic ballasts and T8 bulbs operate on electronic ballasts. But most people have them operating on a magnetic ballast. Even though the fluorescent light socket is exactly the same for both of them, they cannot operate on the same ballast.

Likewise, people ask, are t12 tombstones shunted?

Non-Shunted Rapid Start Tombstones like this are needed. T8 fixtures must have the input side sockets changed to T12 sockets of the “Non-Shunted Rapid Start” type, as T8 sockets have a circular conductor that will not allow them to properly separate the line and the neutral sides of the circuit.

Can you replace t12 fluorescent tubes with LED?

Install a direct wire or ballast-bypass linear LED lamp. Right now, a ballast-bypass is our top LED replacement option for T12 fluorescent tubes. Ballast-bypass LEDs work straight off the line voltage flowing directly to the sockets, requiring you to remove the original fluorescent ballast.

What is a tombstone in lighting?

What are Tombstones? Tombstones, also known as lamp holders, provide power to the light bulb. They are often referred to as sockets.

How do you rewire a fluorescent light?

How to Rewire an Electric Ballast Unplug the light fixture. Remove the light fixture’s reflector to expose the ballast and wiring. Touch the wires exposed by the removal of the reflector with the tip of the voltage tester to ensure the wires are not live. Remove the screws securing the ballast to the fixture housing, then remove the ballast.

How do you change a ballast?

Replace the fluorescent light ballast in four steps. Photo 1: Remove the bulbs and fluorescent light fixture cover. Unplug the fixture or turn off the power at the main panel. Photo 2: Cut the old ballast wiring. Photo 3: Unscrew the old ballast. Photo 4: Install the new ballast.

How do you test a fluorescent socket?

Set a multimeter to the ohm (Omega symbol) setting, then touch one tester probe to each of the pins at the end of the bulb. If the tester shows a reading between 0.5 and 1.2 ohms, the bulb has continuity. Repeat the test at the other end of the bulb.

How do you replace tombstones?

Replace the tombstone in the fluorescent light fixture so your fluorescent tubes glow once again. Turn off the circuit breaker to the fluorescent light fixture. Remove the lens cover from the fixture to access the fluorescent tubes. Twist the fluorescent tubes to release them from the tombstones.

What kind of wire is used for fluorescent lights?

Fixtures wire shall not be smaller than 18 AWG.” Once inside the fixture you can use #18 for not over 6 amps. It must be a type listed as fixture wire. Most Electricians would just use #14 and be done with it.