all Fluorescent Ceiling Flushmount in houses stop working

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Old 06-05-15, 08:58 PM
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all Fluorescent Ceiling Flushmount in houses stop working

Hello all,

Just moved in a house and found that all Fluorescent Ceiling Flushmount stop working.

1> I have checked the power panel and every breaker is ON
2> I have used electricity detector to test both end of the light but no beep with pull-chain on/off
3> I have replaced the light bulb with new one and it doesn't solve the problem.
4> I have found all plastic cover of the light are quite yellow.

Light Model VTU115CL
120VAC 6Hz 18W 0.35A

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Question> What may be the cause that all the closet lights in the house stop working? Why there is no power on both end no matter whether I turn on the switch or not?

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Old 06-05-15, 09:09 PM
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I have used electricity detector to test both end of the light but no beep with pull-chain on/off
A non contact tester is useless for determining if you have power. For that you need a multimeter, preferably analog (or a test light or a solenoid tester).
I have checked the power panel and every breaker is ON
A tripped breaker can look on. To test you must turn the breaker all the way off then on. Did you replace the starter?
 
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Sorry to post this silly question here. I have read some FAQ on how to fix the light issue and the real culprit is that each ceiling light is controlled by a wall switch besides the chain. All switches are turned off and all lights are dead.

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Old 06-05-15, 10:45 PM
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<Turn off breaker before working on fixture.> Bypass the switches on the lights by wire nutting the two wires to the switch together then test using the wall switches. Still not working bypass the wall switch also and see if they come on when you turn the breaker back on.
 
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