Retrofitting a Florescent Shop Light With LED Tubes

2 Materials
30 Minutes

In this video, Andrew shows you how to cut the ballast out of an old Florescent tube shop light and replace it with an LED tube. Note: these instructions do no work for fixtures with a shunted or Instant Start (IS) Ballast.
My father in law gave me an old Florescent fixture for my shop. I hate florescent lighting, so I decided to upgrade it to LED.
Wire snips or a pair of needle nose pliers are handy for cutting the wires on the ballast.
voila! The fixture is working!
Once the fixture was working, I installed it in my shop.
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