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fluorescent tubes

I have a ceiling light in my office that went out. The tubes were the same length as another light in my basement for which I had some spare tubes, but these have a smaller diameter than the burnt-out ones. The prongs matched so I put them in. The light doesn't really work now. Both tubes glow faintly, then sputter out blasts of light randomly. A few times the light has actually shown brightly and steadily. I said to myself at these times, "Oh fine, I will just leave the light on all the time now." Then, upon leaving the room I have turned off the light each time. Halfway up the stairs I have said dammit but that doesn't help much.

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chickenhat
Aug. 31st, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
*snicker*
Cursing the darkness, I see...
koralleen
Sep. 1st, 2004 04:48 am (UTC)
Why, of course! Thanks!
Why didn't I think of that? What this office needs is a candle! Or ten!
whimmydiddle
Sep. 1st, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
You're using the wrong bulbs
Go get some the same diameter as the old ones. It does matter. I learned this with a light fixture at my office recently, when the office manager replaced dead bulbs with skinnier ones & we got this same erratic behavior. The maintenance men came & took a look & said, "Oh, you've got the wrong bulbs in there." For all I know the wrong bulbs might be quite the fire hazard; I wouldn't risk it.
kugelblitz
Sep. 1st, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
Just get a hat
witha light on it.
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