How to Fix a Fluorescent Light
Cure flickering fluorescent lights in minutes
IntroductionOlder fluorescent light fixtures that flicker or only light up part way may just need a new starter, which is a less expensive repair than a bulb. You'll find replacement starters at any hardware store.
- Fluorescent starter
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Take Out the Old Starter
Replacing the starters is quick and easy—they simply twist in and out. The starter is located on the lamp frame (there are typically two starters). Turn off the power to the light fixture, then take out the old starter by pushing it in and turning it counterclockwise. Take the old starter to the store so you can get the right replacement— there are a number of different types.
Insert the New Starters
To solve your flickering fluorescent light problems, insert the new starter and twist it into place.