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Florescent light flickering

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Pixey53 Thu 02-Nov-17 15:28:34

About 10 days ago the light in my kitchen went. Knowing that this type of light the problem might be the starter I went and got a new one. Installed it and was working fine for a week. Now the flickering has started. Any ideas should we replace the light tube? Or does an electrician need to have a look?

PigletJohn Thu 02-Nov-17 16:00:46

tubes last a long time. Is it looking dark at the ends?

Fluorescents are dying out now, as you can now get a "tube" that has LEDs in it, will probably last longer and be more economical on electricity

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tubes are fragile so collect it from a local electrical supplier

you have to take your old one to a council recycling centre with facilities, as the inner coating contains mercury. Don't break it. Put it in the wrapper that the new one came in for protection.

Pixey53 Thu 02-Nov-17 16:22:55

One of the ends does seem darker. It must be the tube then. Thank you for you help.

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