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hornet1946 01-27-2008 11:15 PM

convert plug in light with screw in
 
I have 2 of these fixtures together in my ceiling... http://www.egaynor.com/_get_item.php...285A%204%20PIN and I want to replace them with one screw-in style fixture. Here's my problem... one lampholder has a yellow, yellow w/ black stripe, and two red wires, the other has a yellow, yellow w/ black stripe, and two blue wires. All of the wiring is 18 Guage, which from what I understand is kind of small. Any help of how to convert this would be greatly appreciated.

redline 01-28-2008 01:05 PM

How many watts will the new lights be?

Is there more than one light switch that turns these one?

LawnGuyLandSparky 01-28-2008 03:33 PM

Those are flourescent fixtures and the wires you describe come off the ballast recessed in the ceiling. You cannot convert to a screw-shell type socket. You'd have to replace the entire fixture.

hornet1946 01-30-2008 08:58 PM

There is only one switch and the bulb is 60W.

I have removed the entire fixture. I have a new one to install. The wiring is what's throwing me. There's just an enclosed bundle of wires now.

LawnGuyLandSparky 01-31-2008 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by hornet1946 (Post 93698)
There is only one switch and the bulb is 60W.

I have removed the entire fixture. I have a new one to install. The wiring is what's throwing me. There's just an enclosed bundle of wires now.

If the bundle of wires are the colors you describe above, you have not removed the entire fixture, just the trim & the "can."

frenchelectrican 01-31-2008 06:00 PM

are you talking about this one ???

http://img2.timeinc.net/toh/i/a/elec...-lights-01.jpg


If so. the only way is swap the whole luminiare to correct one if you can get above like in attic it pretty easy to get in there other wise there is other way to remove it but it will be little messy along the way.

before i will expain it i want to make sure if this is a hardwired flourscent luminaire first because there is a ballast mounted on it.

Merci, Marc


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