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Old 09-27-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Convert 2-pin flourescent lamp socket

Any ideas on converting a 2-pin fluorescent lamp socket to incandescent screw-type? I looked at the thread here that had to do with doing the same thing with can lights and my question wasn't answered. I am trying not to throw out my Tensor Lamp just because its ballast crapped out. I know I could make it work by exchanging the ballast with a regular plug and putting a screw-type base in the top of the fixture, and use a CFL so that I don't exceed temperature limits. BUT, the problem is attaching the base where the 2-pin socket was, since there is only the two usual pillars into which to screw down the old socket. I hate to throw things out - anyone got an idea?


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Old 09-28-2011, 10:52 AM   #2
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Yes. Throw it out and just feel bad for a while. Some things are just not worth trying to do.


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Words of wisdom! Actually, I won't feel bad, because now I feel like I did what I could. Thanks much!
We have to throw away the "throwaway" idea! But the price on that Chinese crap is just too darn tempting!
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