Replacing a fluorescent light bulb can be intimidating due to the size and shape of the bulbs. With a gentle touch, the task can be accomplished in just a short time.
- Turn off power to the light
If the bulbs are hot, allow them to cool.
- Remove the light fixture cover
The cover may be held on by screws or clips, or it may simply lift and slide out.
- Remove the old bulb
Holding the tube with both hands, gently turn it one-quarter, and pull it straight down. If the fixture contains more than one bulb, consider replacing them all at the same time to simplify maintenance.
- Install the new bulb
Link up the two prongs in the socket, gently push the tube upward and turn the tub one-quarter turn.
- Reinstall the light fixture cover
Replace the cover in the same manner as you removed it.