My feed

to access all these features

Find cleaning advice from other Mumsnetters on our Housekeeping forum.


If a fluorescent bulb flickers incessantly, does that mean it needs replacing?

4 replies

scampadoodle · 13/02/2008 20:07

Have tried tapping it & taking it out & putting it back in again but it still flickers like it's in the window of a backstreet porn shop.

OP posts:
fingerwoman · 13/02/2008 20:08


WigWamBam · 13/02/2008 20:14

A tube, you mean?

Might be the starter, if it's an old fitting. Try pressing it (it's the cylinder thingie which is set into the light fixture). That might sort it. Modern fittings may not have them though.

Is the tube going dark near the ends? That's a sign that the tube is knackered and needs replacing.

WigWamBam · 13/02/2008 20:16

Some handy hints here.

scampadoodle · 13/02/2008 20:46

Cheers WWB, that site was useful. I will go & inspect the tube for darkness...

Thanks, both of you.

OP posts:
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.