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Old 09/04/2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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Why is my light dim?

I have a NOVA extreme pro 72" fixture, the left side is visibly dimmer than the right side and the bulbs are only a few weeks old. Both sides have the setup of bulbs. looking for any ideas as to what might cause this?

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Old 09/04/2011, 04:39 PM   #2
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Pull all bulbs out and switch sides. See if it follows the bulbs or not. If it doesn't, then you probably have ballasts that are going bad.


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Old 09/04/2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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thx will be trying this later

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Old 09/04/2011, 06:55 PM   #4
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Ballast is likely the problem.

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