Re: fluorescent fixtures
Florescent lights require the bulbs to be mounted within 1/2" of a grounded reflector. the capacitance between the bulb and grounded reflector causes the electrons to flow down the tub more efficiently. The are some two wire fixtures that use a higher voltage or a cap in the ballast to get the same results but many older fixtures needed the ground. try connection a ground wire to it. it will probably light on its own.
But I have seen where someone would cheat and use the neutral but this is not safe as if the neutral ever opens to the fixture it will leave lethal voltages on the fixture case.
[ December 21, 2003, 10:30 PM: Message edited by: hurk27 ]
Wayne A. From: N.W.Indiana
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