Fluorescent Kitchen Light Fixtures Troubleshooting Tips

It is easy to fix fluorescent kitchen light fixtures though they often come up with some typical problems. Both commercial and settings residential are familiar place using fluorescent light fixtures. There are 15,000 hours of an average lifespan of fluorescent lamps, and there are more than 50,000 hours of ballasts. There are just ballast and no starter in fixtures manufactured after the year 2000. There are four primary groupings troubleshooting these fixtures including power, bulb retainers, bulbs, and ballast.

Fluorescent kitchen light fixtures in ceiling

Fluorescent kitchen light switch

The power supply problem is the simplest one. Just start with tracking the power flow methodical process. Check that there is power existing from the breaker in the output wire, and use a non-contact voltage tester to test the circuit breaker on the breaker box. Then, take out the switch cover and check the switch for the power flow. As a final point, turn the light switch on and take out the fixture case and check the fixture for the power flow. Check the bulbs if each point has power.

Fluorescent kitchen light switch replacement

The kitchen fluorescent bulbs
The damaged fluorescent kitchen light fixtures’ most typical issue is bulbs. Look for the dark area at the end of the bulb. The bad bulb has one. Swap with a new one. Swap the coupling of tubes if your fixture is a two- or four-bulb. Check the bulb retainers if the bulbs are still in good shape.

Fluorescent kitchen bulb replacement

Fluorescent bulb retainers
A defective fluorescent kitchen light fixtures are commonly caused by the bulb retainers, but there might be broken inner brass spring clips. Turning the broken bulb let you check them into its clips. The bulb’s electrodes will start with a definite stop. You will need to replace weak clips when they don’t. Replace the clips if there are burn spots. Turn the power on and use a non-contact voltage tester at both clips to check for the voltage flow. Switch the power off and test the non-contact voltage meter. Check the connection of every clip via the ballast’s output wire. Replace the clip if there is none.

Fluorescent bulb retainers for kitchen light fixtures

Fluorescent kitchen light ballast
The core of the fluorescent light is called the ballast that controls the current to avoid extreme current draw that causes the quickly deteriorating bulb, and it helps fire the bulb as high voltage provider. The problem is the ballast if the light fails caused by none of the other elements. You need to load it for testing.

Fluorescent ballasts for kitchen lighting

Use a known functioning ballast to replace it. However, buying entirely new fluorescent kitchen light fixtures is cheaper than replacing the ballast.

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