Flourascent strip light not working

Postby Dilhan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:18 pm


The light in my bathroom is one of those old flourescent strip lights.
It has been working fine for a number of years. Suddenly it stopped working. Naturally I thought it was the starter or a new bulb. I bought a new bulb and replaced. It still didn't work. I know the new bulb is working as I tried it round at my neighbours. Here's the thing -I thought these lights have those starters in them, and this one doesn't??

Please help!


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Postby kuzz » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:11 pm

if all the other lights in the house are working and you have done no diy on the circuit I'll assume there is power there. highly lightly you need a new fitting.
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Postby sparx » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:35 pm

Hi, are you sure the starter is not inside the fitting somewhere? If not the fitting may be a 'transtart' unit which if so the fitting has reached its 'sell-by' date, as cost of parts more than a new light.
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