I LOVE DIY. new Ballast in my kitchen light $20.00 VS. a whole new light fixture $120.00....SAVED us $100 PLUS+

New Ballast in my kitchen light $20.00 VS. a whole new light fixture $120.00....SAVED us $100 PLUS+. If we had used Electrician it would have their charge per hour plus materials.
Shout out to Mike at the Electrical department of Home Depot. Took me step by step on how to change the ballast out. Even made me a drawing to take home. Told me to call if I came upon any questions! Love those Home Improvement stores, YOU CAN DIY!
I know it is not the newest most updated fixture but I like a LOT of light in my kitchen and have yet to find something that will make me spend the money of new fixtures. For now $20 is good!
Ballast in our light fixture went out, easy $20 fix.
As easy as taking old ballast out and putting new one in. Cut power at the circuit breaker first!
Old ballast still connected, new ballast to be installed.
Cut the colored wires to the old ballast and disconnect the black and white wires from the old ballast.
New ballast is going up
screwing in the new ballast before connecting the wires.
connecting the wires.
connecting the wires with the new push in wire connectors, MY NEW FAVORITE TOY, had not used these before!
My new favorite toy!
tuck all your wires in and put channel back in
get it all tucked in.
pop light bulbs in
I know it is not the newest most updated fixture but I like a LOT of light in my kitchen and have yet to find something that will make me spend the money of new fixtures. For now $20 is good!

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  • Pam
    Pam
    on Aug 26, 2020

    Have you found that you saved on electricity?

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  • Valerie Fanning
    Valerie Fanning
    on Jun 4, 2016

    Great job! And I love your tool belt! I want one like that, maybe my men would leave that one alone ;-)

  • Carol Cole
    Carol Cole
    on Jun 20, 2019

    Boy are you brave. I can do switches and lamps but this no way Great Job. Thumbs up.

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