My house had a 32" in diameter light fixture and those are hard to find and expensive so I wanted to exhaust every avenue before buying a new fixture. I replaced the bulbs twice, tested the outlets and the fixture with a multimeter and determined that the electrical all worked, the odds that 2 sets of bulbs were bad is pretty low so the only piece left was the ballast. This looked exactly like the one in there and replaced exactly in the old spot. Unlike a few of the other reviewers I had no issue reaching the light bulbs with the provided cords. I finally have light in my kitchen again.