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anikam

01:58PM | 06/30/07
Member Since: 01/03/04
25 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Hi,

My Kitchen (ceiling) light has 4 florescent tube lights. 2 Weeks back, the light died suddenly. Flipped the switch.. no light. Last weekend, I replaced the light switch (thinking it was bad), but still no luck. What else could be the problem?

Thanks

Nick

Billhart

06:18PM | 06/30/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You could have a bad connection at one of several places.

But more often the problem is in the fixture. It could be the ballast.

Or a bad starter, if it is an older fixutre. The starter is a metal can about the size of of a 35 MM film cartridge and will be under one of the bulbs at one end.

Or it could be bad bulbs. Specially if the ends of the bulbs are black.
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