Is your kitchen strip light flickering or any other tube light flickering? We’re here to help. Welcome to the Handy Squad.

If any of your fluorescent light bulbs, tube lights or strip lights are flickering, especially when it is turning on, it is probably the starter that needs replacing. Starters are a small cylinder tubes placed on the lamp frame or concealed under the light bulbs, which feeds energy into the light tube for it to light up.

To note, starters are found in light fittings that are 15 years old or older, so if your lights are new and are flickering don’t waste your time trying to find a starter. Give the Handy Squad a call on 0800-0-12-12-12 and we’ll try and repair your flickering light. Alternatively, get a free quote by emailing us on bookings@handysquad.com or by filling out our online form.

Our London electricians have the knowledge and expertise to know how to change a fluorescent light bulb starter, change a tube light starter, change a fluorescent light starter and change a strip light starter. However, sometimes the issue is not the starter, so remember to always call an electrician if you are in doubt.

In case a fluorescent tube won’t turn on, it could be because of a dead ballast, a dead starter, a dead bulb or due to a tripped breaker or blown fuse. If the light tube flickers constantly it could be an issue with the starter, ballast or the bulb itself. If the light tube takes a long time to warm up and turn on or if the middle of the tube won’t light, but the ends are lit you should check the light starter.

Besides changing light starters, our electricians in London are able to conduct pat tests and electrical installation condition reportsreplace light transformers, install new light fittings, find electrical faults, wire household plugs, install ceiling light, wire a spur and replace junction box.

The Handy Squad also covers a wide variety of other services, including assembling kitchen floor units, installing garden taps, baby proofing homes, building a fit slatted shelves for laundry/airing cupboard, prepare and protect floors for painting, repair radiators, hide TV cables in a plasterboard wall and hanging curtains.

Replacing light starters is a quick and easy job for our electricians, so say goodbye to flickering lights and call our friendly team on 0800-0-12-12-12. Get a free quote today by filling our online form.