Basically for as long as I can remember these lights (at my parents
house) have been burning out constantly. They are from 1974 and IMO
they need to be replaced. Should we call somebody to do it, or can
they be done by somebody who can replace electrical outlets and
I'm not Bob Villa, but I do know how to use tools and the like. Here
is what they look like:
You might want to either use an existing outlet or put an outlet where the
old lamps get their juice and replace the incandescent stuff with LED or
You can get very efficient and very bright "hockey puck" type LED fixtures
or compact fluorescent fixtures from your "big box" hardware store and even
Those are the basic cheap fluorescents. They are trivial to replace
with a screwdriver (assuming they aren't glued in or something silly,
people use construction adhesive for all sorts of things!).
I have them in my kitchen, and found that spending a couple of extra $
on the "1-upgrade" lights rather than the absolute cheapest made a
difference. Mine were under $20 each, as opposed to under $10 for the
Halogen or even LED is certainly a way to go, expect to pay somewhat
more. Decent halogens would have cost at least twice as much as my
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