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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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A 24-inch fluorescent light fixture is a common type of light fixture that measures 24 inches in length and uses fluorescent light tubes rather than standard incandescent bulbs. These fixtures can be purchased in most ho... More »

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CFL, or compact fluorescent light bulbs, produce light when electricity is routed through a small tube that contains argon and mercury. When the electricity mixes with these gases, it produces light. CLF light bulbs use ... More »

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To troubleshoot fluorescent light fixtures, test the power supply, check the bulbs and replace the bulb retainers. Fluorescent light bulbs typically have a lifespan of between 8,000 and 15,000 hours. More »

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Most types of fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury and should only be disposed of at a recycling center or waste collection agency that accepts hazardous materials. Disposing of fluorescent bulbs and tubes with normal... More »

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