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Old 11-27-2003, 12:08 PM   #11
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inside the plastic shell between where the base ends and the bulb starts ... need to see how the bulb itself is wired to the base, inside.
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Old 11-27-2003, 12:36 PM   #12
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how would you go about doing that???
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Old 11-27-2003, 03:04 PM   #13
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a couple of screw drivers and some patience?

I don't know how the bottom of the bulb is held together, i'm sure it's probably glued shut, so you will probably have to pry it open.
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Old 11-27-2003, 06:08 PM   #14
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hey DIY I took the bulb apart and voila... le pics! So still think its possible to use a ballast and mogul sockets?
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Old 11-27-2003, 06:14 PM   #15
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okay wierd it didn't post the pics... but here they are I think..
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Old 11-27-2003, 11:35 PM   #16
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great work!

the orange thing is a starter, which preheats the filimants prior to turning on the bulb.

the white and silver wire coming from each "end" of the bulb (imagine a long t4 bulb folded up) are your terminals.

connect each pair of wires together, and then each pair to the the hot and neutral side of a comprable wattage ballast.

with that starter in place, you will not be able to use the bulb with a normal ballast, it will need to be removed.

easiest way to do it and still maintain the nice mogul socket connection would be, take each yellow wire, and solder it together with a white/silver pair. then glue everything back together, hook up the ballast and you're all set.
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okay I may be a slow here, but which pair of wires do you want me to connect??? I see the white, silver, and yellow wires... and then the starter. But which pair to which pair? sorry I am confused
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hope this helps:
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??? I have the bulb in front of me opened, I just am not too sure which pair of wires to connect... "connect each pair of wires together, and then each pair to the the hot and neutral side of a comprable wattage ballast."
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haha whoops... I didn't look at the pic blown up.. doh!
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