You may need to remove a fixture cover to expose them.In some states, fluorescent bulbs are considered hazardous material.My husband David and I have been switching all of our home’s lamps to LEDs. Most replacements were straightforward—unscrew the old compact fluorescent bulb from the light socket and screw in a new LED.
(For more pros and cons on replacing fluorescent tubes with LEDs, see bit.ly/tubereplacement.) Here are the steps we took to replace our old T-8 linear fluorescent bulbs in an older kitchen fixture: Turn off the electricity.
They contain mercury, and should not be thrown in the trash but must be taken to a disposal center (some hardware stores serve as drop-off points).
See bit.ly/lamprecycle for regulations in your state.
It’s a lot like what happens when the ballast dies on an old fluorescent fixture—no light.
Just in case, consider placing a sticker on the wiring cover noting that the fixture is wired for LED only and has no ballast.