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  1. Fluorescent Light Repair

    Older fluorescent light fixtures that flicker or only light up part way may just need a new —a less expensive repair than a bulb. You’ll find replacement starters at any hardware store.

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  1. How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Ballast

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    Replace the ballast when your fluorescent light flickers or makes an annoying hum. The repair will only take about 10 minutes.

  2. How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Bulb

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    When fluorescent bulbs go bad, there may be a problem with the fixture. Learn simple repairs for the most common problems.

  3. Switch to Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Save Energy

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    Compact fluorescent lights ( CFLs ) come in a variety of sizes and colors. Learn about different types, where and where not to use them, and how to dispose of them.

  4. Fluorescent Closet Light Fixtures

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    Light up your closet with slim profile fluorescent lights connected to a motion detector switch that activates the lights when you open the door. They’re also safer and have more flexible placement options than standard bulbs. The biggest challenge is finding a nearby power source without breaking ...

  5. How to Find the Correct Motion-Activated Switch for Fluorescent Lights

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    Use special motion-activated switches rated for electronic (rather than magnetic) ballasts in most new fluorescent lights . Check the ballast in your light fixture and read the fine print on the switch packaging to make sure you buy the right switch.

  6. CFL Bulbs : Here's What You Need to Know

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    Find out everything you ever wanted to know about CFLs in this article. Learn about 3-way CFLs , dimmable CFLs , outdoor CFLs , reflectors, pin-type CFLs , and others.

  7. Using CFL Bulbs in Garage Door Openers

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    CFLs are replacing incandescent bulbs almost everywhere, but before you put one in the garage door opener, be aware there's more to it than just saving energy.

  8. CFL Flood Lights for Outdoor Photocells

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    Older photocells in outdoor lights often don’t work with compact fluorescent lights , but new technology is available that addresses the problem. Get compatible photocells for your security lights, so you can save energy on outdoor lighting.

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  1. How Compact Fluorescent Lights Save Energy and Money

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    The energy and cost saving story on compact fluorescent bulbs is quite impressive. They use about one quarter as much electricity as a conventional incandescent bulb and they can last up to 10 times as long. In other words, you would have to purchase more than 13 standard incandescent bulbs to ...

  2. Bob Vila Radio: CFL Bulbs

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    FromBobVila.com

    With incandescent light bulbs on their way out, shoppers who had been reluctant to buy alternative bulbs are realizin...

  3. How to Choose Fluorescent Light Tubes

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    If you've looked at lighting products lately, you may have noticed that fluorescent tubes have gotten smaller. The new T8 is designed to be used with an electronic ballast, which gives it several advantages. It uses less power, puts out up to 25 percent more light, and can last twice as long as the ...

  4. How to Install Fluorescent Lighting Under Kitchen Cabinets

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    One of the darkest spots in your kitchen is actually where you most need light.  And that’s right here on the counter top, underneath these wall cabinets.  The cabinets, and sometimes your body, create shadows, making it difficult to see under here.  But there is a way to get light here without ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Testing the Best in Eco-Friendly Bulbs

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    Compact fluorescent , light -emitting diode and halogen bulbs have improved dramatically recently and are only getting better. Michael Hsu gives us the guide to the new era of energy-efficient light bulbs on Lunch Break.

  2. Kitchen Lighting Options for Under $1,500

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    In this video, former remodeling contractor David Lupberger reviews a concept called 3 layers of lighting. When upgrading your kitchen lighting, keep in mind that you save money not on fixtures, but on the fixture location. You should aim to incorporate three layers of lighting with recessed cans, under cabinet lighting and pendant or ceiling mounts.

  3. Energy Saving Tips For Your Home

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    In this episode of Simply Green, Danny Seo shows you how to choose energy efficient home appliances.

  4. Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

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    Monique O'Grady with the Alliance to Save Energy suggests some ways you can improve your energy efficiency with different lighting options.

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Blog Posts

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    Build a creation station (Kid's Workbench) for your favorite junior DIYer

  2. Brandy Vause: Art Historian and Museum Educator Built by Kids

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    Learn how to get your child interested in art and keep their imagination flowing

  3. Dirty Job

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    FromDIY Diva

    Because I know everyone is wondering, I’ll start by letting you know that after a doctors appointment, massage, and a handful of muscle relaxers I can now turn my head...

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