Replacing a Fluorescent Tube

Step 1

Turn off the power to the light fixture at the main service panel.

Step 2

Remove the diffuser to expose the fluorescent tube(s).

Step 3
Remove the tube by rotating it. Twist and turn the tube in any direction to disengage the tube and gently slide it out of the sockets.

Step 4
Inspect the pins to see if they are bent or broken; if so, replace the tube.

Step 5
The ends of a worn-out tube are dark gray.

Step 6
Insert the new tube so that the pins slide fully into the sockets, then twist and turn in any direction until the tube is securely in place.

Step 7
Reattach the diffuser and switch the power back on.

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