Try fluorescent lights

By Morris and James Carey The Associated Press
Friday May 03, 2002



If your fluorescent ceiling light is humming and flickering, and there are eight generations of dead insects on the upper side of the lens, read on. 

There is nothing more energy-efficient or easier on the eyes than fluorescent lighting. We tend to take it for granted because there is such a long interval between bulb changes. 

Using a stepladder, remove and wash the lenses and change all the bulbs. If flickering continues, replace the ballast unit. They cost about $8 or $10 each and take about 20 minutes to install. Your kitchen will be brighter and your eyes will feel better.