Our house was built in 1980 and has the lovely recessed area in the kitchen with four fluorescent tube lights in it. They have been cranky for the last 6-7 months. Sometimes they work for awhile and then they go "grey" or don't come on at all. We talked about doing a whole new kitchen lighting project this summer, but uh.. it's September and it will be dark again soon in Seattle. Has anyone does this kind of project themselves and have any advice? At this point my husband just wants to put in new fluorescent fixtures to replace the old ones. I've got a bit of hope we can do better than that, but the idea of a whole new lighting design makes me want to go back to bed until the sun comes out again next spring.