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over the sink fluorescent light

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Topic: over the sink fluorescent light
Posted By: pattirose
Subject: over the sink fluorescent light
Date Posted: December/20/2006 at 8:22am
The light over my sink went out and I've already determined it's not the tube itself, so do I need a new fixture or I've heard it could be the ballast? Can I fix that myself or do I need an electrican or a just a handyman?

What exactly is a ballast anyway?

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Posted By: donp
Date Posted: December/20/2006 at 1:25pm
a ballast is pretty much a big transformer that powers the flourescent bulbs. it is easier sometimes to just replace the whole fixture, but that depends on whether or not it is custom built into a cabinet or pocket in the ceiling. and sometimes the whole fixture is cheaper than a ballast. i've replaced a few ballast over the years, and if you don;t have much electrical experience, i recommend an electrician, even to replace the entire fixture.

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Posted By: pattirose
Date Posted: December/20/2006 at 2:12pm
Thanks Don.

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