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When To Use Shunted Tombstones And When To Use Non-shunted Tombstones

I'm sure that you must be interested in the topic of when to use shunted lamp holder and when to use non-shunted lamp holder ,right ?

Here we provide you some options to the shunted and non-shunted socket. Very important to make sure that the tombstone configuration matches the type of lamp you will be using. Pls check the following table:

Bi-pin lamp type

Shunted or Non-shunted

T12

Non-shunted

T8 with rapid-start, programmed-start, or dimming ballast

Non-shunted

T5 with rapid-start, programmed-start, or dimming ballast

Non-shunted

T5 with instant-start ballast

shunted

T8 with magnetic ballast

Non-shunted

T8 plug-and-play

shunted

T5 plug-and-play

shunted


In a word, we can get the conclusion :

1.LED tubes that work with existing T8 instant-start ballasts use shunted tombstones.

2.LED tubes that work with existing T8 programmed rapid start ballasts use non-shunted tombstones.

3.LED tubes that do NOT use a ballast work with non-shunted tombstones.

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