What does it mean when a fluorescent light is said to be a T12?

Answer The letter "T" represents "tubular," which describes the fluorescent bulb shape. The number "12" represents the diameter of the tubular shape in eighths of an inch. Thus, "T12" represents a "tubu... Read More »

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What's wrong if you have a new ballast in your fluorescent light but it does not have yellow wires and everything else is connected but the light doesn't work?

(LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Should you be doing this yourself?) This is ... Read More »

Do ordinary light bulbs provide fluorescent light?

No, ordinary light bulbs provide incandescent light. The filament inside an ordinary light bulb gets very hot and glows white. A fluorescent bulb contains electrically charged gas that makes ultrav... Read More »

What is the difference between incandescent light&fluorescent light?

Incandescent and fluorescent lighting are the two most prevalent artificial light sources in the modern world. However, few people are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of these two technologie... Read More »

How does a fluorescent light bulb light up?

The majority of people in the industrialized world have spent hours working, shopping and studying under fluorescent light. Despite this, fluorescent technology is largely unnoticed in our daily li... Read More »