Replacement of this kitchen ceiling light?


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Old 04-03-17, 10:07 AM
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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.
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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.
 
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Old 04-03-17, 01:01 PM
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It should have a ceiling box underneath so any standard light fixture should work.
 
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Old 04-03-17, 03:07 PM
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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.
 
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Old 04-03-17, 07:07 PM
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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.

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Old 04-03-17, 07:47 PM
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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:
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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.
 
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Old 04-03-17, 08:02 PM
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If that center bar is plastic.... the two screws in the box may not be strong enough to keep the bar from sagging.
 
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Old 04-03-17, 09:05 PM
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I believe it is metal.
This LED thing is claimed to last for 45 years.
 
 

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