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My kitchen fluorescent lights have dimmed down to the point where we can barely see that there’s electricity even getting to them…
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[ad#block]Question: Why is our fluorescent light fixture dim?
- My kitchen lights have dimmed down to the point where we can barely see that there’s electricity even getting to them. The bulbs are fluorescent.
- At first, only one bulb dimmed out, then a day or so later the other went. They are both operated by the same switch.
- We tried other bulbs, but they are all dim in those sockets. There are no new power loads in the house to blame for the dimming.
- They just stay dim all the time. No other circuits in the house are doing this.
Thanks in advance,
This electrical question came from: Dave, a Homeowner in Maine.
Thanks for your electrical question Dave.
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- Fluorescent light bulbs that are allowed to burn out in the socket can actually cause the ballast to burn out and need replacing.
- If fluorescent lamps start to burn out or flicker, then it is time to replace them, and always replace both lamps as a pair for a longer lasting ballast.
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