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How To Hang Fluorescent Lights

Updated July 18, 2017

Fluorescent lights provide a convenient solution to add light anywhere, and they are simple and easy to hang. Fluorescent shop lights can be purchased at any home improvement store. Many of these lights cost less than £6.

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  1. Determine where in your home you would like to put the light.

  2. Measure and mark on your ceiling with the pencil about 3 1/2 feet apart. This is where you will put the eye hooks.

  3. Screw the eye hooks into the ceiling using your hand in the places marked with the pencil.

  4. Unwrap the 4-foot bulbs and install them into the fixture.

  5. Using the supplied chain and hooks, hang the light on the eye hooks.

  6. Plug your new light in and enjoy the extra light that it provides.

  7. Tip

    Most hanging light manufacturers provide hooks and chains.


    If using a ladder, be sure to have someone hold it for you.

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Things You'll Need

  • 4-foot shop light
  • 2 4-foot fluorescent lamps
  • 2 eye hooks
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil

About the Author

David H. VerEecke began writing professionally in 2008 and focuses on health and fitness topics. He has been published in Respondez!, the University of Tampa's nonfiction journal, and sits on the editorial board for the book currently. He has a B.S. in finance from the University of Tampa.

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