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Old 28-01-2016, 11:19   #1
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LED change out for Taylorbrite flourescents

Hello All,
ITs Raining so I am attempting things I know nothing of .
I am trying to install an LED strip on one side of a WHITE/RED double taylorbrite flourscent lite where the RED SIDE does not work .

I have a multi colored led strip that has white and red wires for the red color . MY problem is what wires do I hook up to the led strip from the RED side of the taylorbrite to get the strip to lite up WITH THE SWITCH keeping the white side flourescent on the switch also . Picture is attached .
THANKSFOR ANY HELP ......
PS - DOES anyone hear from JEANNE P ?? on Waterlemon
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Old 29-01-2016, 13:54   #2
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Re: LED change out for Taylorbrite flourescents

First, need to know what you mean by "LED strip"
If you uploaded a picture, I don't see it.
Assuming that it's a complete LED module containing either resistor or driver board, it hopefully has the polarity marked or tagged. Most likely red is 12 vdc positive and the white negative. Connect the red to the switched and the white to the common.


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Old 30-01-2016, 05:51   #3
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Re: LED change out for Taylorbrite flourescents

HI Brewgyver, THanks for the response.
By led strip I mean the tape about 1/4 " wide that has a series of different color leds. Red , Blue and green and corresponding wires .THere is a White wire marked for polarity . I will try to upload a picture again but I think they are too big and I dont know how to reduce he size . Do you know a safe way to do that. I went online but keep getting warnings about using the sites for hosting pictures.
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Re: LED change out for Taylorbrite flourescents

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Old 30-01-2016, 11:49   #5
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Tom, with polarity marked you should be good to go, assuming correct voltage, of course. An easy way to reduce the size of a picture is to email it to yourself. Many mail clients will prompt for a size to send.


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Re: LED change out for Taylorbrite flourescents

This time I think I uploaded the Picture correctly .
The fl tube I am trying to replace with the led strip is on the bottom o the picture . you can see the white wire that used to connect to the end of the tub. One of the two black wires at the bottom went to the other side of the fl tube. the blue wires are from the switch ...they all lead into that maze of capacitors or whatever they are on the right. So , how do I maintain the white fl lite and replace the red fl with the Led strip in the other picture .
the red green and blue wires denote the colors of the leds so I want to use the red and the white [ common / hot ? .
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You can't wire it in using the wires comming from the ballast.
I imagine the switch has 3 positions, white, red and off. Need to find the red 12v power at the switch.
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THanks SiberianHusky-
So the hot from the switch goes to the white on the led or the color red , and then what wire goes to the one left.......the blue and green are not going to be used
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Re: LED change out for Taylorbrite flourescents

I don't actually know how the led strip is wired you have, but there has to be a ground or -.
If it does the switching of colours based on what is grounded then the - would go to the red wire and +12v to the white as you have said.
There has to be a ground someplace in there wired to the boats - buss.
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THanks SiberianHusky-
So the hot from the switch goes to the white on the led or the color red , and then what wire goes to the one left.......the blue and green are not going to be used
TOm.
Just to be clear, you don't connect anything to hot side of the switch, if you did the light would be energized 24/7. The connection you want is commonly referred to as the switch leg. The existing fixture has two ballasts (the "maze"s). Determine which ballast drives the red tube. Cut the switch leg and common (ground) going from the switch to that ballast. Connect the LED strip directly to those two wires. Your LED uses a white common, and the red lead for the red LED, so white to common, red to switched.
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