Ballast replacement for Plano and Allen Businesses

Posted on March 3, 2011

Fluorescent lighting tubes are popular with businesses in Plano, Allen, and many other locales for several reasons. They provide great light, are energy efficient, and have very long lives compared to incandescent bulbs. Also they are easier to change since it’s simply a matter of swapping one tube out for another. Bulbs need to be screwed and unscrewed, so sometimes there is a risk of breaking the glass bulb off from its base. But with a fluorescent tube you don’t need to worry about this.

Fluorescent tubes can be a great, economical source of light for businesses, but they do have some unique problems. Over time, a portion of the light fixture known as the ballast might need to be replaced. The ballast is the portion of the fixture that creates the current necessary to start the fluorescent light. Like tires on a car or a rug in a home these wear down over time because of repetitive and continued use. Ballast replacement has several variables to consider, and in some cases the ability to read schematics might be necessary. A business owner might attempt to do the work themselves, but without a proper knowledge they may find that this is an example of being penny-wise but pound-foolish. Time is money, so let Light It Up Electric come to you and replace the ballast for you. And while we are visiting, we’ll be happy to complete any other electrical chores, such as smoke detector battery replacement or door bell repair, or even bigger jobs like a breaker box upgrade. Our Master Electrician and his team will give you a free estimate before beginning the work, and we are licensed and insured. Our firm holds a coveted Accredited Business rating from the Better Business Bureau. Find us on the web at Twitter LinkedIn, or Facebook. When you’re ready, give us a call drop us an email at We look forward to working with you!