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Old 11-29-2003, 12:04 PM   #31
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well, the bulb only draws as much as it needs, to a point. There are ways to 'force' a bulb to take more power, like over-driving it, etc..

a wh7 would be more power than you need, yes, but it wouldn't nessecarly be severely over-powering the bulbs.

this is based on the length of the bulb and it's internal construction.

for the most expediate and inexpensive solution, I'd visit a nearby lowes and get the slyvania quicktronic 4x32 electronic ballast. It'll give ya 128 watts to light those bulbs, and it's like $25 ... then just get your mogul sockets while you're there and you'll have your lights done in time to finish t-day leftovers.
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hehe thanks JustDIY... you are definately hardcore.. if I only had your talents at these things!
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Old 11-29-2003, 02:26 PM   #33
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How much is the Quicktronic 4X32 at Lowes? I can't find diddly on the website about it and its game day so the streets are pretty crowded.. so I wanna make sure the ride's worth it when I get there :P
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Old 11-29-2003, 02:59 PM   #34
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oops nevermind I am retarded..
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Old 12-01-2003, 02:17 AM   #35
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well I bought the quicktronic ballast but apparently lowes didn;t know what Mogul sockets are (my fiance did the shopping and I talked to a guy in lighting via a cellphone but he was completely clueless). So either I have to go there and find them myself, by them online, or use the LoA ones.

About the wiring of the ballast... it came with two red wires with 2 blue wires along side of it (for the lamps), two yellow wires (not sure what they do), and a black and white wire for the power. I know what wire goes where, but I am not sure how to wire it together. For instance since each bulb is 65 watt, do I simply just take a blue and a red wire and solder those two together (to get 64 watts 2X32)) and solder that to the black wire of the socket, and then solder a yellow wire to the white wire of the socket.. and then do the same steps for the other set of wires and socket?

Also where should I have the ballast located, once done with the sodering (or wirenutting)? Thanks! Oh man I need to rememebr to soder the insides of the bulbs too!... its gunna be a long day :P
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:31 AM   #36
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two red wires as to a socket

two blue wires as to a socket

one yellow wire to each socket
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Old 12-03-2003, 01:08 PM   #37
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does anyone know who sells mogul sockets?
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Old 12-03-2003, 06:56 PM   #38
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try ACE Hardware or some similar hardware store

mogul's online are kinda pricey ... a pair of $3 sockets and then pay $10 shipping

the ACE here has a replacement mogul socket with pigtails for $5.99
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hehe well I got lucky and didn;t throw away the sockets that came with the set up I'll be showing you all pics .. It doesn;t look bad..
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well I sodered one bulb and stuck the bulb in and it dimly lit the bulb.. but then I realized I forgot to do the "surgery" to the bulb.. I pray that fixes the prob
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