Detailed here is our range of Starters for use in Fluorescent Tubes. The starter for a fluorescent lamp needs to be replaced if the tube is flickering or only lights at the ends. A Starter is important as it ensures smooth start and reduces wear and tear on a fluorescent lamp, thereby extending its life span. Fluorescent starters are used in several types of fluorescent lights. A starter, which is simply a timed switch, allows current to flow and thus light the tube.