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Originally Posted by cyclesnipas View Post
The fixture is very simple. Sheet metal (the housing and reflectors), the ballast (basically a voltage changing item) the mounts for the bulbs and the starters and their mounts. Most of the fixture can be changed piece by piece for troubleshooting activity. The only soldering needed may be in the substituting of ballast. You can't substitute any other T rating bulb for the fixture T8 or T12 will not fit.
There are LED substitute bulbs which are composed of LED chips put in a fluorescent bulb type bulb frame . I don't know anything about them so I can't say how good they are or how easy they are to use, sorry.
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