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Old 10-11-2010, 01:51 PM   #1
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Sorry if this not worded correctly as I have no electrical background-The balcony light fixture in my condo was changed to take one of those 2 pin CFL lightbulbs. This has created a problem for me at CHristmas time because I used to use that fixture to conect my Christmas lights. How and is it even possible to change this fixture back to take an incandescent bulb.?

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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The two pin socket indicates this isn't a self-ballasted lamp (the screw-in type spiral ones are self ballasted), meaning that the power first goes to a ballast, and converts it to a much higher voltage to drive that 2-pin lamp. In other words, there's no way to use that for your christmas lights.

So, I guess to answer your question, it is possible to change the fixture back to accept an incandecent bulb, you just have to change to whole fixture!

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