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    The first type of LED retrofit tube requires that the ballast is bypassed/removed and a 1 Amp fuse is installed in place of the starter.

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    The final conversion would be wired like this;

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    The second type of LED tube requires a live and neutral on opposite ends so the converted wiring would look like this;

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    In both of the LED wiring schemes above the tube is reversible without a problem but if the tube is replaced at a later date with one that's the other type there could be problems.

    All retrofitted T8 fittings should have a warning sticker and a circuit diagram inside them after they've been converted.
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    I had another mishad last week ...installed the Pioled 5 ft lamp lamp the wrong way again ... "BOOM" ...so what is the big deal ... i am a master electrician and i get it wrong ... how on earth is the customer with no electrical knwoledge expected to know that one side of the 5 ft lamp has a dead short.

    Another issue with LED tube type fittings ... I am yet to come across a fitting with the lampholders labelled AC live side ... the tube might has it marked but if you dont know which side has the live and neutral ... the way i see it whoever authourised the cerification for these products to be sold in SA should be held responsible for the injury or damage to the infrasture.

    Somebody need sto take this to the correct auhourities before someone is injured or killed.

    DONT SAY YOU HAVENT BEEN WARNED.

    With regards to the purchase date ... beware ...some product are dated 2019 and sold in 2020 (yip its already the middle of the year ... imagine trying to return a faulty product without the invoice) I know i tried ... i was told by Pioled to go bother someone else with my issues ... over a silly R200 light fitting ... it was a bad idea.
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