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Fluorescent Lamp Assembly

 
  
 
TM 10-3610-203-14 20-2.  Fluorescent Lamp Assembly a. Inspection.  Inspect the fluorescent lamp assemblies as follows: (1) Inspect  fluorescent  tubes  for  discoloration  and  adequate  illumination  or  failure.    Replace  as required. (2) Inspect fluorescent tube sockets for damage and security. (3) Inspect lamp fixture halves for damage and correct attachment. (4) Inspect starter and replace if defective. (5) Inspect ballast and replace if defective. b.  Removal.  Remove ballast as follows: (1) Grasp fluorescent lamp tube, rotate 90 degrees and lower from tube sockets. (2) Rotate the starter counterclockwise and remove from starter socket. (3) Position the LIGHTS circuit breaker in the main power service box to off. (4) Using a thin bladed screwdriver or similar tool, carefully lever the light assembly away from the ceiling light channel.  (See fig.  20-1). (5) Remove the wire nut which connects one ballast wire to the other lamp circuit wires at one end of the fixture. (6) Disconnect the remaining ballast wire from the fluorescent tube receptacle at the other end of the fixture. (7) Remove the screws which attach the ballast to the upper side of the light fixture and remove the ballast. c. Repair.  Repair of the fluorescent lamp assembly consists of replacement of the components. d. Installation.  Install the ballast as follows: (1) Correctly  position  replacement  ballast  unit  on  upper  side  of  light  fixture  and  install  attaching screws. (2) Connect one ballast wire to other lamp circuit wires at one end of fixture using a wire nut. (3) Connect remaining ballast wire to the fluorescent tube receptacle at the other end of the fixture. (4) Ensuring that no wires become trapped, position the light fixture into the ceiling light channel and snap into position. (5) Insert serviceable starter and rotate clockwise until the starter locks. (6) Position lamp tube below socket receptacles with pins vertical.  Insert lamp into sockets and twist until pins lock. (7) Position the lights circuit breaker in the main power service box to on. 20-2


   


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