Why does HID ballast go bad?
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Likewise, does a ballast store electricity?
An electrical ballast is a device that limits the current through an electrical load. These are most often used when a load (such as an arc discharge) has its terminal voltage decline when current through the load increases. Series resistors are used as ballasts to control the current through LEDs.
Also Know, how do you bypass a ballast? Cut the socket lead wires. The socket lead wires (most likely red and blue-colored wires) are located on the other side of the ballast and connect to wires going out of the ballast to the sockets (which should be non-shunted sockets for T8 LEDs). These output wires provide the power to the lamps.
Likewise, people ask, how do you fix a fluorescent light fixture?
- Turn off power at circuit-breaker box.
- Remove lens or diffuser panel from light.
- Remove lamps or bulbs.
- Remove ballast cover.
- Uncap black and white wires and test to ensure that power is off.
- Separate wires from existing fixture.
- Remove fixture base from ceiling.
What is a ballast on a car?
Definition of ballast car. : a freight car (as for carrying ballast) that may be unloaded from the side or bottom.