Problem with Flourescent Ceiling Fixture

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Old 05-28-07, 05:14 PM
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Problem with Flourescent Ceiling Fixture

I have five 13 inch round flourescent ceiling mount fixtures in my den. These are only about 5 years old. They each take two 13 watt flourescent bulbs with a four pin base. I have two fixtures that have gone out. I thought the bulbs had burned out but replacing the bulbs doesn't seem to fix the problem.

Is there something I'm missing? I'd hate to think the fixtures are bad already but I'd also hate to replace them if that's not what's wrong.

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Test the wiring, to make sure that you have 120 volts supplying the lights.
 
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How do you do that? Do I use a multimeter? Also, all 5 lights are on the same circuit. Shouldn't they all be getting the same voltage? They had all worked fine for several years. I had the room renovated about 5 years ago so the wiring and the fixtures are all new.

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You need to use an analog meter or a two wire tester and test the electrical wires feeding the light.

However, if you have never done this, you might want to find someone who has.
 
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Yeah, if I need to take the fixture down but leave the power on, I'll need to get someone else to do it.

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