The most common type of fluorescent light, the hot cathode light, works by using electricity to supercharge the ions of mercury gas encased within a glass tube. When the ions are charged, they emit photons that are conve... More » Science Physics Electricity

Compact fluorescent grow lights help stimulate plant growth in spaces where little light is available. Compact fluorescent grow lights are generally less than 20 inches long. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Houseplants

To install a fluorescent light ballast, remove the old ballast, secure the new one into place, and fuse the wires together to provide electricity to the fixture. You need a socket wrench, a nut driver, wire connectors, w... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Electrical
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