Tubelights blinking

By Jojo
@Sojourn (5332)
India
April 16, 2019 7:40am CST
No, it's not the starting of a horror movie. But the tubelights in the dining room of my house have started acting up from yesterday. The heat is on for the past few days telling that the summer has finally arrived, and the electricity voltage in our neighbourhood has been hit hard by this. It may be the cause behind the premature ending of this tubelight. Do you use the old fashioned tubelights or fluroscent light or bulbs? What do you say about them and the LED lightings popular these days?
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26 responses
@louievill (22038)
• Philippines
16 Apr
We no longer use florescent tube lights, our house is 100% LED including our dc solar bulbs. Those are hard to maintain because of the starters, ballats and end holders, they take up a lot of energy too. Perhaps the end holders are loose, ouch that's painful to the eyes.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
16 Apr
Yes.... they are a pain to maintain. Thinking to replace all the tube lights in the house with LEDs too.
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@amadeo (95862)
• United States
16 Apr
we only have this in the cellar.Not the living part of the house
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
16 Apr
We have LED in the storeroom and elsewhere there are tubes only.
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@amadeo (95862)
• United States
16 Apr
@Sojourn I see.Have a good one there.
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@rakski (32067)
• Philippines
16 Apr
we changed our old florescent for the new LED lights.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
16 Apr
Ok.....that's good.
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@rakski (32067)
• Philippines
17 Apr
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@Shavkat (75666)
• Philippines
16 Apr
We still use these things at home. I hope they will be broken soon. If it is blinking, it is ready to die naturally.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
16 Apr
Yes, it has got black in the edges.
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@Shavkat (75666)
• Philippines
20 Apr
@Sojourn Did you change them now? I best they are nor working well now.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
20 Apr
@Shavkat Yes, I changed it with a tube again
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@kareng (12130)
• United States
21 Apr
We have been changing ours out to the long-lasting ones that are energy efficient and last for several years. They cost a bit more but they also last and don't need changing every 6-8 months. That part is nice
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
21 Apr
That's a good investment.
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@kareng (12130)
• United States
21 Apr
@Sojourn Yes, I think so.
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@DianneN (120545)
• United States
16 Apr
When they blink like that, they are so annoying. We only have one in our pantry.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
17 Apr
Yeah, disturbing for the eyes.
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@Sreekala (31971)
• India
23 Apr
It is very uncomfortable to sit in a room where the light is blinking. Do you have voltage fluctuation in your area?
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
23 Apr
I was not sitting in that room actually, but it was disturbing. I got it replaced with a new one.
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@Sreekala (31971)
• India
23 Apr
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@kepweng (24223)
• United States
17 Apr
I use a yellow color bulb
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
17 Apr
Those consume a bit more electricity but yes, they don't give such disturbing blinks
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@kepweng (24223)
• United States
23 Apr
@Sojourn really i dont know that
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• United States
17 Apr
i've gotten rid of the tubelights we had in the house..after awhile the ballast goes and it's just not worth dealing with.all our lights are bulb now.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
17 Apr
Are they incandescent bulbs or LED bulbs
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• United States
21 Apr
@Sojourn i think they were incandescent..they were over 40 yrs old
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@FayeHazel (28708)
• United States
17 Apr
Ah maybe the bulb is getting bad?
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@FayeHazel (28708)
• United States
17 Apr
@Sojourn Ah sorry. I know what you mean. I always called the things (even though they're quite long) "bulbs" anyway - even though that may not be the right term for it
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@JudyEv (160408)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
I think mostly we have LED lights now but there are still some globes which blow regularly.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
17 Apr
Globes??? Are you referring to bulbs as globes?
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@JudyEv (160408)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
@Sojourn Yes, I forgot that other countries don't call them globes.
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@Corbin5 (146052)
• United States
16 Apr
Well, the former owner of our house, for some strange reason, installed 14 fluorescent lights, each one 8-feet long, in the attached two car garage. We do not turn them on and just turn on the overhead light bulb. If we turn on all those lights, it is way too bright in there.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
17 Apr
When the bulb serves the purpose, why bother with such clunky lights.
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@Corbin5 (146052)
• United States
17 Apr
@Sojourn I agree!!
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@dya80dya (15536)
23 Apr
Yes, I am using them. They are annoying sometimes.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
24 Apr
Yes, they are annoying when power fluctuates.
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
23 Apr
I am in a rental and I do not use tubelights in this one.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
23 Apr
Tubelights are so passé, it seems.
@thelme55 (18220)
• Germany
22 Apr
We don't use fluorescent lamps anymore. We are using LED now.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
22 Apr
That is what majority are saying.
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@allknowing (83034)
• India
21 Apr
We have LED lights. We gave up tube lights a long time ago
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
21 Apr
Ok.... that's good.
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@jaboUK (57575)
• United Kingdom
20 Apr
We don't have tubes at all, most of the bulbs we use nowadays are LED.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
20 Apr
Alright.... looks like most of them use LEDs only.
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@marguicha (120144)
• Chile
20 Apr
I have changed all the lights of my house, except those at the garage. I´ll change them to LED as soon as they are not useful any longer. Since I change to LED, my electricity bill went down
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
20 Apr
I have similar plans too
@BelleStarr (45086)
• United States
19 Apr
We mostly use LED lighting.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
20 Apr
Most of them too.
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@simone10 (29616)
• United States
19 Apr
We have LED throughout our home.
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@Sojourn (5332)
• India
19 Apr
That's good.