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I'm giving this product a 3-star because they work as they are supposed to, however, we discovered they weren't even needed in a conversion from fluorescent to LED as the LED lamps fit into the tombstones that are already present in the fluorescent fixture. The only thing is that the ballast still has to come out, and the wiring changed according to instructions you can find on YouTube and elsewhere. We converted a shop light first, and used some of our ordered tombstones because we knew no better. Then, when converting the lighting that is part of my roll-around plant seedling rack, discovered the new tombstones wouldn't slip into the slots because they were too narrow. After viewing several more YouTube videos, we found out some of those people weren't replacing the tombstones at all, just removing the ballast and rewiring. So I spent more on the project than I needed to. Chalk it up to education expense, I guess.
Well I got these and they "work" mostly. They are very flimsy and the copper connectors inside some of the tombstones was so floppy, they did not connect to the ends of my light tubes. I had to wiggle and fight for the connections to remain good when I put in my bulbs. I'm using these for a light box so once set and installed..the bulbs SHOULD stay in place...time will tell.
Also there is NO instructions for these so be sure you read up elsewhere on how to install them. Also there is NO mounting hardware of any kind...no screws, no sticky tabs, nothing. So you are on your own when attempting to install them and attach to your application . Also be aware...I thought you could 'daisy chain' these together and apply power to one and have power flow to each other by connecting the wires into the holes at the base of each tombstone. Well that didn't work for me...so I had to run power to each one separately. It all worked out....but maybe I ordered the wrong ones? I don't know...but my light box is now MUCH brighter with LED tubes instead of old florescent bulbs!
The wires are not attached, as advertised. The wire ends are stripped, and should be able to just insert with no problem, but they are not stripped enough on one end and too much on the other end. I believe the pre-stripped attempt was to use the lesser-stripped end to insert in the tombstone and the greater-stripped end for pigtail connection. So, I had to strip a bit more from the lesser-stripped end to insert and lock properly. Not a show stopper, but I was anticipating them to be as advertised.
A very solid built connector. However; I could not install the fixture which required a snap in type connector. The clip on these are solid rather than a push clip. Recommend checking fixture to determine if connectors are the snap in type if so find a different replacement.
The tombstones were not really all that interchangeable with my existing ones. I had to do some rework to make them fit. Once installed they do the job fine. If you are not handy with tools you might be unhappy with them. I had to do some grinding to make them fit, you may get lucky and have a direct match. You could always send them back if your not happy.
The ends were good. They worked. The wires that were included for the hookups were complete garbage. I'm giving 3 because of the ends. I'm taking 2 off for the crappy wires included, none of which worked.