Maintaining proper lighting in any space is essential for functionality and safety. When a T8-T12 G13Tube Light Holder starts showing signs of wear or malfunctions, it’s time to replace it. This article provides you with a detailed, step-by-step guide on replacing the tombstone holder for your light fixture.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Replacement T8-T12 G13 Non-Shunted Tombstone Holder
- 4ft. LED Tube Bulb
- Wire Cutters
- Wire Connectors
- Safety Gloves
Step 1: Safety Precautions
Before you begin, ensure that the power to the light fixture is turned off at the circuit breaker. This is a crucial step to avoid any electrical hazards.
Step 2: Access the Light Fixture
Using a ladder, position yourself to comfortably reach the light fixture. Remove the bulb by rotating it 90 degrees and sliding it out of the tombstone holders. Remove the light fixture cover if there is one.
Step 3: Remove the Old Tombstone Holder
Locate the old T8-T12 G13 Non-Shunted Tombstone Holder that needs replacement. Use the screwdriver to unscrew or undo the Tombstone snap to remove it from the fixture. If needed, cut the wires connecting the tombstone holder to the fixture using wire cutters. Older models usually will need to be cut the newer one may use a clip or screw hold.
Step 4: Install the New Tombstone Holder
Take the new T8-T12 G13 Non-Shunted Tombstone Holder and connect the wires from the fixture to the holder using wire connectors. Make sure the connections are secure. Screw-in or snap in the new tombstone holder into place on the lighting fixture.
Step 5: Double-Check Wiring
Before proceeding, double-check the wiring to make sure it’s secure and correctly connected according to the manufacturer’s diagrams or instructions. It in important to review the wire diagrams or fixture instructional usually located in a manual or on the fixture itself.
Step 6: Install the LED Tube Bulb
Take the 4ft. LED Tube Bulb and insert it into the new tombstone holder. Rotate it 90 degrees to lock it in place.
Step 7: Replace Cover and Restore Power
If your fixture has a cover, replace it. Safely descend from the ladder and restore power to the fixture by turning the circuit breaker back on.
Step 8: Test the Light
Finally, turn on the light to ensure that the new tombstone holder and LED tube bulb are functioning properly
Replacing a T8-T12 G13 Non-Shunted Tombstone Holder for 4ft. Tube Bulbs is a straightforward task that can be achieved with basic tools. It is essential to follow safety protocols and ensure that the wiring is secure. This simple maintenance can greatly improve the lighting quality and safety of your space.