fluroescent light not working.. urgent please


Postby sepultrapete » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:41 pm

Hello, just joined the forum. Hope you can help. The light in our bathroom just does NOT want to work!.
I have replaced the Starter twice, have even tried changing the bulb, but nope, problem persists; the bulb in question is a 'circular' or ring type. The starter is an 'Powerstart' FS-U 4-80w 220-250v.
The problem is that whenever the light is switched on, the Starter does it's bit (glows blue), and then.... well nothing. The bulb finally comes to life after about a minute. So... what's going on???
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:12 pm

[quote="sepultrapete"]Hello, just joined the forum. Hope you can help. The light in our bathroom just does NOT want to work!.
I have replaced the Starter twice, have even tried changing the bulb, but nope, problem persists; the bulb in question is a 'circular' or ring type. The starter is an 'Powerstart' FS-U 4-80w 220-250v.
The problem is that whenever the light is switched on, the Starter does it's bit (glows blue), and then.... well nothing. The bulb finally comes to life after about a minute. So... what's going on???
Pete[/quote]

PETE
IF U HAVE CHANGED 4 NEW THE STARTER , AND THE BULB , THEN
THE ONLY THING LEFT IS THE ACTUAL CHOKE UNIT OR ELECTRONIC TRANSNFORMER. THESE R NOT SO EASY TO REPLACE ,SO
IF YOU CAN T GET ONE U R LOOKING AT A NEW FITTING.

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Postby sparx » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:05 pm

hi, only other thing is fluorescents require a good earth in order to 'strike' so check that out first, regards SPARX
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Postby sepultrapete » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:32 pm

okay, first thanks for the reply- was waiting for it all day!...
second.. Blakey, what's a choke unit??!!! I'm not talking about a car, mate!
3. Don't think a transformer will do it.. dunno what that is, either...
the only transformer I know about is one which you used to use for a train set, etc.!
4. A new fitting.. what type? Just any old light fitting, or a specific one?
5. Sparx.. Thanks for your reply also! Have to check that one out...

Cheers to both of you.
Will get back on the result soon..
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