LED lights have gotten so inexpensive it is now cheaper to convert fluorescent lights to LED bulbs then it is to replace the ballasts. LEDs use less power, last longer, come on quicker and look better than fluorescent bulbs. Having replaced so many, I have become so efficient I recently dropped my prices.
All fluorescent lights require a ballast to turn on. After 10-15 years they begin to fail the light will start to flicker. Currently it is cheaper to
If the fixture is 10-15 years old and new bulbs won't make the light come on, the ballast has probably failed. When that happens your options are:
The best solution today is to rewire the fixture and bypass/remove the ballast.
The dreaded compact fluorescent 4 pin bulb. You'll find these in lots of homes in our area because around 2005 California started requiring builders to install high efficiency lights in kitchens and baths. At the time 4 pin fluorescent were the only affordable choice. LEDs were brand new and would have cost over $150 each. Things have changed. Today LED are much cheaper than fluorescents. No one
People love the cleaner look of these lights. LED lights are:
The process to convert 4 pin fluorescent to LED lights also requires rewiring around the ballast. Access to the wiring is limited, making it more difficult and costly. However, I have gotten so efficient at it I recently dropped my price from $75 per light to $60. That includes the light.
Time for a Change
Are some of your kitchen or bathroom can lights flickering or not coming on at all? Or maybe