Fluorescent Shoplight Capacitor: Wow!

You just can’t make this stuff up:

Fluorescent Shoplights - nasty cap termination
Fluorescent Shoplights – nasty cap termination

That shredded plastic can’t possibly be a Good Thing; the endcap contained plenty of loose shreds.

Perhaps I’m overly critical, but I think the only way these fixtures could have a UL approval certificate was that somebody else didn’t notice their certificate went missing. Most likely, of course, the fixtures sent for approval looked lovely and bore no relation to the junk actually sold to Lowe’s / Home Depot.

That emerged from the fourth defunct fluorescent fixture I converted to use LED tubes.