Tube lights are most used light source and here tube light connection circuit and wiring diagram given with explanation. Connection of tube light is very simple because it has few wiring points only. Tube Light connection diagram shown here is suitable for common type fluorescent tubelight.
What is Tube light?
The tube light or fluorescent light is a low pressure mercury vapor gas discharge lamp and it uses fluorescent to produce white light.
Tube light wiring diagram
Electronic Ballast Tube light wiring diagram
Connection and Working
We need tube light, ballast, starter and fluorescent light holders to make wiring connection. The fluorescent tube has two filaments with four terminals the starter is connected between two filaments, the ballast is connected between main Ac supply and one filament in tube light.
Here another terminal in tube light is directly connected to the AC supply, to ionize the mercury atoms in the tube light starter element is used, after the ionization operation of starter is does not need for fluorescent lamp. the ballast employed to convert the AC supply frequency to high frequency and the ballast regulates the supply given to the tube light.
Electronic Ballast Choke Tube light wiring is simple as normal tube light or it is even simple. Here we don’t need to have starter element we can directly connect electronic choke or electronic ballast to the mains power supply and then output terminals to the tube light right and left holder that’s it.
[stextbox id=”warning”]Take extra care and safety measures while handle high AC supply [/stextbox]
Sample Electronic Ballast ( Electronic Choke )
Glowing Tube light