lighting fixture adapters

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Old 02-17-16, 06:34 PM
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Lightbulb lighting fixture adapters

I'm curious if it feasible to simply use a G24 4 Pin CFL male to Medium E26/27 female adapter to use standard screw in types of CFL bulbs in a fixture that currently only accepts G24 4 pin CFLs. I have read on manufactures pages who sell these type of adapters that in order to use said adapters one must first bypass the ballast. Am I better off completely replacing the fixtures in order to use the bulbs I want to use? Or will I properly be able to use E26/27 type CFLs using the adapter listed above?
 
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Old 02-17-16, 06:50 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

The adapters will work after removing the ballast and as long as there is enough room for the bulb to be inside the fixture.

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Old 02-17-16, 07:18 PM
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Thank you PJMax for your reply.

So just to be clear, no matter what I need to bypass the ballast. Even tough I'm planning on using a similar bulb with a different socket type. I'm not intending to use LED or filament based bulbs, only CFL. I just want to change the socket type for better convenience when needing to change out the bulb. The fixtures in question are in a vaulted ceiling which are rather cumbersome to get to.
 
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Just for your knowledge, these types of lights were installed because they are required by California Law, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.

You can see they are not convertible to a regular bulb, or in this case not easily convertible.

So if you are getting a building permit, regular screw in fixtures aren't allowed, even if your intent is to screw in a CFL or LED.
Whichever way you go, I would hold on to the ballasts in case they're ever needed. Some of these CFL can lights can cost 10 x or more than a regular can light.
 
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