How to Install Diffusers for Fluorescent Lights

David H. Ver Eecke

Installing diffusers on fluorescent lights is a great way to add decorative accents to boring or drab fluorescent lights. Diffusers come in a variety of different styles and shapes to fit different lamp holders and decors. Diffusers can be purchased online or in many home-improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowe's. It is often possible to find a greater variety of diffusers online that are not available in the home-improvement stores.

Installing the Diffuser

Fluorescent Diffuser
  1. Position the ladder under the the fluorescent light that will be changed out.

  2. Use a screwdriver to remove the old diffuser from the fixture. Most fluorescent fixtures come with factory installed acrylic diffusers that are not very attractive.

  3. Snap in the new diffuser or use the screwdriver to secure it to the fluorescent fixture. Depending on the fixture, there may be screws to secure the diffuser and a screwdriver may be needed.

  4. Enjoy your new decorative fluorescent fixture complete with a new diffuser.