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Old 04-11-2018, 01:15 PM
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Have 2 tube florescent lights in kitchen overhead light. Have put in new bulbs. Tries to light but won't. Would appreciate having a handyman to fix light.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:28 PM
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I would go to Home Depot and buy a new light fixture, and then call any electrician with the lowest hourly rate. They should give you a price on the phone and it should take about 10 minutes to install.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:33 PM
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Thank you. Do have an electrician you recommend?
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:36 PM
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Call Larry Days 508-561-8020. He can help. Paul
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:38 PM
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Thank you, MrGolf. I'll call him.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:42 PM
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OP, this is usually a simple fix, one of the tubes is not installed correctly, or was not turned far enough (or too far) to make connection on all of the pins. Try turning the tubes slightly while the light is on. If this does not work, then you will probably need to replace the fixture. You might want to consider an LED based light, same size as the fluorescent, lower electricity use. Try Lowes, home depot, rural king, etc.
Also, a word of caution, I have helped 2 neighbors with problems with these lamps, and both times it was loose mounting screws, the installers did NOT bother to locate studs, and just screwed into the drywall!!! In both cases the fixtures came loose, one almost fell down. So, if you replace, make sure the new mounting goes into studs, or suitable drywall mounting adapters. Send me a PM if you want to discuss further or talk to me. I would offer to help, but we have company for the next 2 weeks.
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Dave Wilt, 352-470-7917 or Robert Gooden, 352-307-6335, or ECI Electric, 352-245-0098.
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Have 2 tube florescent lights in kitchen overhead light. Have put in new bulbs. Tries to light but won't. Would appreciate having a handyman to fix light.
Call Dave Wilt 352-470-7917. He can remove the ballast and install LED tubes you will get 3 times more light at a tenth of the price. I hope this helps Len
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If you like the shape and size of a florescent fixture you can repair the old or install new but install LED bulbs which look like fluorescent and have the same size. I believe they are 17 to 21 watts each and you will never have to replace them. There is energy savings and they will pay for themselves but the real advantage is never replacing them.


Costco has the Feit brand if you are going that way but here is Amazon to your door 3 Pack of LWL7W40-F13T5 21" 7Watts White LED Tube with 4000K to Retrofit for 13W T5 Fluo. Tube of your under- cabinet lights to get over 50% Energy Saving! Replace Directly! - - Amazon.com

I believe T5 is the size you want, if not they come in other sizes.
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