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Old 27-01-2018, 15:20   #1
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fluorescent light fixture in head

Has anyone had to fix or replace the fluorescent light fixture in the head of a Belize or other FP cat? We have replacement bulbs, but that did not do the trick. So assuming the fixture needs fixing or replacing.

Any suggestions welcome!
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Re: fluorescent light fixture in head

Test for voltage at the light.
If there is, it's likely the ballast and you will need to replace the light.
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Re: fluorescent light fixture in head

You might want to switch to an LED fixture. I have a motion activated battery powered one for the head, and it is really handy; instant light when and where you need it.
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Re: fluorescent light fixture in head

If you're reasonably handy with a soldering iron you can bypass the electronics
(Just use the switch) and replace the fluorescent tubes with LED strip.

When a Flourescent light craps out and You're a Cheapskate.
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Re: fluorescent light fixture in head

If the fixtures were are in good shape, I used to buy the cheapest 12v flouro light, take it apart, and swap the electronics with the bad fixture. Of course, that was in the days before cheap leds.
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Re: fluorescent light fixture in head

Thanks, all, for the suggestions. Now we have a clue and some ideas.
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