Ballast and Bulb Replacement in Columbus, OH

As a home or business owner, are you using the proper lighting solutions and light bulb combinations to get the most efficiency? There are many lighting options available, but how do you know which is right for your home? The electrical experts at Five Star can help you determine a cost-effective solution. We replace and install lightbulbs and service commercial ballasts in Franklin County.

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Residential and Commercial Lighting Efficiency Solutions in Columbus, OH

Are you putting up with burned-out lights in your parking lot, parking garage, warehouse, gym, shop, office, or multi-family residential property’s common areas? The data is clear: proper lighting improves productivity, creates a more welcoming environment, enhances safety, often reduces lighting energy costs, and may reduce your lighting maintenance expenses.

Replacing your lights and fixtures is simple. Our lighting specialist will visit your facility in the Columbus Metro area for a complimentary review to see your lighting, talk about your lighting concerns, discuss lighting options, and email you a written, no-obligation lighting quote.

On your approval, our in-house electrician(s) will arrive as scheduled with all the products needed to replace (or retrofit) your lights and fixtures. They will have ladders and or lifts, as needed, to reach all of your institutions. As licensed electrician, they will complete any electrical work associated with your lighting installation. Trust Five Star with your next lighting project. We typically work with the following types of lighting systems:

  • Incandescent
  • Halogen
  • Flood Lights
  • Fluorescent
  • Compact Fluorescent
  • Indoor/Outdoor
  • Projector Bulbs
  • Neon Lights
  • Mercury
  • Metal Halide
  • Sodium Lamps
  • Motion Sensors
  • Dimmers/Timers
  • Security Lighting
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Holiday Lighting
  • Bathroom Lighting
  • Kitchen Lighting
  • Custom Lighting
  • Track and Accent
  • Recessed Lighting
Bulb Replacement Services

What’s the Difference Between Commercial and Residential Light Fixtures?

Commercial lighting is specially designed to illuminate commercial premises to accommodate various business activities, from manufacturing to sales. By utilizing different colors, designs, and intensities, commercial lighting options offer custom solutions for multiple applications.

Commercial ballasts, for instance, are used with fluorescent lights to limit current to fluorescent bulbs and prevent them from increasing uncontrollably, overheating and burning out. A ballast is matched specifically to the light bulb it operates. Compared to residential fluorescents, these commercial fluorescents produce more substantial magnetic interference and more heat, making proper installation important in protecting against fire hazards and interference with electronics.

Electrical Diagnostics in Columbus, OH

Electrical Repair & Diagnostics in Columbus, OH

A multitude of issues can arise when inexperienced individuals handle your electrical system. Ensuring the safety and functionality of your home is of utmost importance, which is why it is crucial to seek the expertise of a professional electrician. Whether you encounter peculiar electrical behavior, are in the process of purchasing a new property, or are preparing to sell, we highly recommend enlisting the services of Five Star Columbus Electrical. Our team of skilled electricians specializes in home electrical diagnostic and troubleshooting, providing a comprehensive analysis of your system's needs. Trust Five Star Columbus Electrical to keep your electrical system running smoothly and safely, so you can have peace of mind.

4 Common Types of Light Bulbs


The most commonly used commercial lighting, fluorescents and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), use 1/5 to 1/3 as much electricity as an incandescent. They also last ten times longer and have comparable lumen ratings. A CFL can be used in place of an incandescent in standard light sockets for energy savings. All fluorescents contain mercury and should be disposed of properly.


Light-emitting diodes used in LED lighting are typically more efficient and longer-lasting than any other light bulb, using 75 percent less energy than an incandescent and lasting 35 to 50 times longer.


Older technology makes incandescent bulbs less efficient than other choices and best utilized for task lighting requiring high brightness levels. In 2012, the Department of Energy required these bulbs to produce the same amount of light using less wattage. There are many types, including general service/standard, reflectorized, and xenon.


Twice as efficient as an incandescent, they produce a very bright white light and are commonly used in outdoor applications such as security and stadium lighting.

Are you a Columbus area homeowner searching for lighting services? Call Five Star at (614) 398-2988 today!

Light Bulb Replacement FAQ

Why do my light bulbs blow out frequently?

There are several reasons your light bulbs might blow out frequently. One of these reasons is due to something dangerous, which is overheating issues. No matter what the cause, replacing light bulbs over and over again is an inconvenience. It can also be a fire hazard and an electrical safety concern. If you’re having to replace your light bulbs frequently, we suggest having your light fixtures inspected by one of our professional electricians at Five Star Electrical Group. Our residential and commercial electricians can help identify the exact cause of the problem so you don’t have to deal with your light bulbs blowing out over and over.

What’s the best type of lighting?

When it comes to indoor lighting, halogen bulbs are often considered best for task lighting because they create a white light that appears bright like daylight. Halogen bulbs also use less energy than incandescent bulbs. Additionally, LED bulbs are another great option because they generate direct light that’s bright light and it doesn’t get too hot if you’re working in it for long periods of time.


Yes, although if you’re uncertain it’s best to ask an electrician to do this for you as it can be a complicated project. Cheaper ballasts are likely to need more rewiring than a fitting that has a branded ballast in it. It’s worth spending a bit more in order to save yourself money and effort in the future. Branded ballasts can last for a long time so if you change one, you probably won’t need to change it again for 10 years or more.

Schedule Ballast & Bulb Replacement Services Today in Central Ohio!

There are many reasons you may need new lights, for example, if lights are dim or flicker, lights don’t turn on or off when they should, regular light bulb burnout, cracked or burnt-out lights, light bulb explosions, the lighting color seems off, and more. If you’re experiencing any other these issues or something else, call Five Star right away for prompt repair.

At Five Star Columbus Electrical, we’ve developed strong relationships with our customers because we put their needs first. Our team of electricians is highly skilled, knowledgeable, and trained to address any electrical issue, no matter how big or small. We respect your time, so we guarantee on-time arrivals to scheduled appointments. We design, install, repair, and maintain all electrical systems in strict accordance with the highest industry standards. If you need electrical assistance right away, call Five Star.