Replace fluorescent ceiling fixture recommendations


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Old 01-09-21, 07:12 PM
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Replace fluorescent ceiling fixture recommendations

We have 4' by 1' fixtures, with fluorescent bulbs, which are recessed into the ceiling and are failing. We would like to replace these fixtures, however we're having trouble finding LED or other fixtures that might fit the recessed 4x1 footprint. Thanks in advance for any thoughts or suggestions..
 

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Old 01-09-21, 07:42 PM
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I would keep the fixtures, remove the ballasts, and install some LED tubes. Easy to do, look good, and last a long time.
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Old 01-09-21, 09:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Older 4' x 1' recessed fixtures could use two or four tubes.
You can replace the existing tubes with 4' LED tubes. They will use the same lamp holders.
I would recommend getting the "no ballast" type tubes and removing the old ballasts.
The tubes will be F32T8's.
 
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Old 01-11-21, 08:14 AM
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Thanks very much for your reply, however 1 of our 3 fixtures is broken so we're hoping to find replacements for all 3
 
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Old 01-11-21, 07:05 PM
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Most cases the lights will lay in a trim kit or a suspended ceiling angle. Google "1 x 4 LED panel light" and you should see a few options.

Otherwise, it may be helpful to post a picture.
 
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Old 01-12-21, 11:06 AM
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Depending on how much work you want to get into, it might be a good opportunity to replace with a couple recessed LED lights. Make your room look more modern. But it will obviously require some wiring and drywall work.
 
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Old 01-18-21, 08:24 AM
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thanks, i may post a pic if the panels we purchased don't work out
 
 

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