- Durham, NC
- Facility Maintenance Tech. Licensed Electrician
Installed some 8' flourescent T8's this week. Paid $95 each for them, so you would think they would have decent parts. Yea right. Several belly pan clips bent up when I tried to use them. I wised up on the last light and put a 1/4 x 20 x 2" bolt through top, nutted with lock washer & coming through slot in bottom. Then used a 1/4 x 20 thumb nut to secure belly pan. I will do that from now on with these lights. Clips are too easy to bend and easily get lost, nothing but junk. Can use existing holes at the ends, have to drill a 1/4" hole in the center but that's OK. Wing nut is much easier to handle than a clip too.