Incandescent lights

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Feb 6 23:53:19 CST 2015

On 02/06/2015 06:33 PM, Jon Elson wrote:

> These also scare me, because they look just like fluorescent tubes,
> but will almost certainly get fried if put into a fixture with a
> rapid-start ballast. These drop in to the FIXTURE and socket, but the
> ballast needs to be removed and rewired. Also, if somebody ever put a
> standard fluorescent into one of these modified fixtures, it might be
> messy.

One of the user comments really bothered me--it seems that the 120VAC 
goes to the two heater pins on one side of the "tube", not one on each 
side.  Poof.

Why on earth did they do it that way?  Better to have wire leads and 
wire the thing in permanently.


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