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Why Fluorescent Bulbs Burn Out Quickly

How You Can Have Longer Lasting Fluorescent Lamps – Good Quality Lamps Do Last Longer and inexpensive lamps will cause early burn out, also turning the fixtures on and off several times a day will reduce lamp life.

 

Tips To Extend Fluorescent Bulb Life
Electrical Question: We have fluorescent lights. The bulbs seem to be burning out quickly. Could there be a problem with the fixture. Someone told me that we are using cheap bulbs and if we used better lights they would work longer.

This electrical repair question came from: Robbie, a Homeowner from Mcallen,Texas.
Additional Comments: Thanks.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical repair question Robbie.

How You Can Have Longer Lasting Fluorescent Lamps

Good Quality Lamps Do Last Longer
Robbie, yes – inexpensive lamps will cause early burn out, also turning the fixtures on and off several times a day will reduce lamp life.

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The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

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The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!

The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
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The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
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The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.



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