What is wrong when a fluorescent light does not work?

Answer Many offices and home workshops use fluorescent lights. They are more efficient than incandescent lights, and they provide plenty of light---until something goes wrong, that is. And unfortunately, ... Read More »

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What's wrong if you have a new ballast in your fluorescent light but it does not have yellow wires and everything else is connected but the light doesn't work?

(LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Should you be doing this yourself?) This is ... Read More »

What does it mean when a fluorescent light is said to be a T12?

The letter "T" represents "tubular," which describes the fluorescent bulb shape. The number "12" represents the diameter of the tubular shape in eighths of an inch. Thus, "T12" represents a "tubu... Read More »

How long does a ballast in a fluorescent light fixture work?

A typical fluorescent light ballast has a life expectancy of 50,000 hours under normal conditions. High temperatures, switching frequency, wattage, type of light fixture and ballast all affect ball... Read More »

What could be wrong if you replaced an existing ceiling fan with a fan with a light attachment and the fan and remote control work but the light does not although it is wired correctly?

Answer Are you sure the light bulb is good? Perhaps it's not wired correctly even though you think it is, or maybe it's a bad light socket/connection, or a bad switch.