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How to change lightbulbs? Fluorescent in kitchen ceiling fixture.

Posted by Zahrada (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 16, 11 at 9:27

I have a 15" x 50" oak wood frame fixture. There appears to be no way to remove it! It can be wiggled so it's not screwed on. It appears suspended from a black metal (or plastic?) base that is attached to the ceiling. I went to websit of texasfluorescent (it looks nearly identical to the item on their website) but found no instructions for changing the lightbulbs.

Thanks in advance for assistance!


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RE: How to change lightbulbs? Fluorescent in kitchen ceiling fixt

"How to change lightbulbs. I have a 15" x 50" oak wood frame fixture. There appears to be no way to remove it! "

You don't need to remove the fixture to change a flourescent tube, unless this is a very unusual light. The opaque glass or plastic panel should pop off or drop down depending on how it is secured.


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RE: How to change lightbulbs? Fluorescent in kitchen ceiling fixt

What Roadbike said. The diffuser lifts or swings off. It has to because the bulbs don't last forever.


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RE: How to change lightbulbs? Fluorescent in kitchen ceiling fixt

If you can't get it to budge, look for nearly-hidden metal tabs that you have to pivot out in order to loosen the cover.


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RE: How to change lightbulbs? Fluorescent in kitchen ceiling fixt

Check the short ends for screws also.

many 48 inch fixtures us a screw on each end in the middle to hold the cover to the metal reflector.


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