Replacement of this kitchen ceiling light?

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-03-17, 10:07 AM
Hong Zhang's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 96
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Replacement of this kitchen ceiling light?

I am sorry but I am so ignorant that I do not know the name of such kitchen ceiling light. It was installed probably 30 years ago.
Name:  WP_20170403_12_45_36_Pro.jpg
Views: 464
Size:  51.1 KB

Could anyone offer a tip on a simple way to replace this with a modern one? Or, should I continue using this one and just replace the tubes?

I am not looking for anything fancy. The simpler the better as long as it is not absurd or ugly.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-03-17, 01:01 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,597
Received 13 Votes on 11 Posts
It should have a ceiling box underneath so any standard light fixture should work.
 
  #3  
Old 04-03-17, 03:07 PM
Hong Zhang's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 96
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks a lot for the clarification.

I got 11 in. White LED Edge-Lit Flat Round Panel Flushmount from Home Depot. I look forward to putting it on this weekend.
 
  #4  
Old 04-03-17, 07:07 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 52,721
Received 345 Votes on 323 Posts
That was called a dual circline fixture. Those tubes are just about extinct.

Your replacement looks like a good choice. The instructions show two screws into the box and then an additional two screws probably into hollow wall fasteners or mollys.

Name:  ceiling light.jpg
Views: 228
Size:  27.6 KB
 
  #5  
Old 04-03-17, 07:47 PM
Hong Zhang's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 96
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thank you so much for the illustration. It looks exactly like what I have. I was so eager to use it that I installed it this evening:
Name:  WP_20170403_22_25_25_Pro.jpg
Views: 128
Size:  50.1 KB

I just used the two old screws to hold the fixture.

For the old dual circline fixture, I have not been able to find the replacement for its broken cover for quite a few years.
 
  #6  
Old 04-03-17, 08:02 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 52,721
Received 345 Votes on 323 Posts
If that center bar is plastic.... the two screws in the box may not be strong enough to keep the bar from sagging.
 
  #7  
Old 04-03-17, 09:05 PM
Hong Zhang's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 96
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I believe it is metal.
This LED thing is claimed to last for 45 years.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: