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Aporte original por: Brody Maurice ,


Why is my T5 light going pink?


(I know this is the T8 fixture forum but I couldn’t find a T5 light forum)

So, I have gone through 3 T5 fluorescent light tubes in the last week. [br]

When I install them, they are lovely and bright for about 48 hours.

Then I turn them on, it’s a very dim, drab pink and the ends are black. [br]


It is my understanding that this is the mercury escaping and that replacing the bulb should resolve the issue but it just keeps recurring. [br]

Do I have the wrong bulb? Is it a wiring issue? [br]

Any and all info would be greatly appreciated!



T8 Fluorescent Fixture