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My 30 yr old house has 3 double sets of 4' florescent bulbs built into the soffit which give good light for working at the kitchen counters.

Except the lights go on and off at random so I know the ballast and maybe capacitors need replaced.

These lights have plastic grid grills covering them which are very old and outdated in appearance.

I'm not asking for estimates as I have an idea. What I wonder is how much work is involved in installing ceiling recessed lights? I think I'd rather do that then pay to fix the existing lights.

Then I'd also have to hire someone to patch the old holes with drywall so that would drive my cost up.
 

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My 30 yr old house has 3 double sets of 4' florescent bulbs built into the soffit which give good light for working at the kitchen counters.
Get what you have fixed.
Electronic ballasts aren't especially expensive
nor are they hard to install.

If/when you want to completely remodel your kitchen...
incorporate some new lighting then. Or don't.

The video (at 14 minutes) takes longer to watch
than it should take a reasonably competent person to do the job.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLScPdm82M4
 

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ok, that answered my question. Which helped since I'm short of money now.

Good video! Made it seem much easier than I expected.
 
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