Ballast / Bulb Replacement


Let the experts at Northern Electric provide you with the lights that best fit your needs. We install, repair, upgrade and replace lights and ballasts in both residential and commercial settings. To energize and illuminate your space give us a call today!


Why should I get new lights?

In addition to helping save the environment, you can save money by reducing your energy consumption. Energy efficient light bulbs use 75% less energy than regular incandescent bulbs and they can last up to 10 times longer. For each light bulb that you replace you can save around $30 in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulb. Energy efficient bulbs only put out 25% the amount of heat a regular light bulb does, so this makes them safer to use and allows you to cut cooling costs as well.


How do I know if I need new lights?

  • Do you want to save energy and money?
  • Do your lights seem dim?
  • Do your lights flicker?
  • Do your lights burn out too quickly?
  • Do you need/want long life bulbs?
  • Does the color of your lighting seem off?
  • Do you have the desired brightness?
  • Do your lights turn on and off when they should?
  • Do you want softer, brighter, or cooler light?
  • Has a light cracked and burned out?
  • Has a bulb exploded?


What kind of lights does Northern Electric work on?

  • Incandescent
  • Halogen
  • Flood Lights
  • Fluorescent
  • Compact Fluorescent
  • Indoor/Outdoor
  • Projector Bulbs
  • Neon Lights
  • Mercury
  • Metal Halide
  • Sodium Lamps
  • Ambient & Task Lighting
  • Motion Sensors
  • Dimmers and Timers
  • Landscape & Security Lighting
  • Holiday Lighting
  • Bathroom & Kitchen Lighting
  • Custom Lighting
  • Track and Accent Lighting
  • Recessed Lighting
  • And MORE!


Tips and Warnings

  • If flickering and dimming occur together it could mean that there is intense heat production at the place of resistance due to minimal contact.  This scenario could mean you are at risk of an electrical fire.  Call an electrician to take a look at your wiring to be sure.
  • Compact fluorescent lights will perform best in open fixtures where there is enough air circulation. (Tables, lamps, ceiling fans, pendants, outdoor etc…)
  • Make sure the bulb and ballast wattage and size match.
  • Do not exceed the maximum recommended wattage for an appliance or fixture.
  • When inserting a new light bulb be sure to hold the light bulb by the base and not the glass.
  • Make sure that you have the appropriate lights for dimmers.  Not all compact fluorescent lights can be used in dimmers.
  • Light bulbs with lower Kelvin numbers will give off a warmer color (2,700-3,000K).  These lights bring out the reds, yellows and oranges in your home decor.
  • Light bulbs with higher Kelvin numbers will give off a cooler light (over 3,000K).  These lights are identified by terms like “bright white”, “natural light” or “daylight” and they will bring out the blues, greens and purples in your home decor.
  • Off brand or cheap light bulbs might not do the job effectively.
  • Remember that long life bulbs are dimmer than regular incandescent light bulbs. Choose your light bulb wattage with this in mind.  (However, do not go over recommended wattage.)
  • Do not use halogens in areas you turn the lights off and on frequently.  Halogens need to be on for an extended period of time to function appropriately.
  • Do not try to remove corrosion while the power is on.  Be cautious and turn the power off.
  • And of course, always use the light bulb as directed.


Contact Northern Electric to replace any ballast/bulb; hassle free.