RE: Bi-Pin Lamp Sockets? --> UV Light Source Project

From: Schuyler Grace ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/10/05-06:32:05 PM Z
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Is there not a small metal plate with a machine thread hole in it? If you
hold the socket up so it makes an "L" shape, the plate will be at the bottom
of the "L," and it will have one hole in it. Most of the sockets I've seen
can be both snapped in and screwed. If the plate isn't there, you could
always drill a hole through the plastic bottom plate of the socket and run a
screw through that new hole. If you don't want to go through that, check
at Home Depot or Lowe's or whatever home store is near you for the screw
type sockets or just epoxy what you have in place.


I hope that helps.





From: Barry Kleider []
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: Bi-Pin Lamp Sockets? --> UV Light Source Project


As in 'Why screw them in if you don't have to?'
I just took apart an older model fluorescent light which did have screw-in
type bi-pin sockets, but if they're making snap-in parts now, what's the
diff? (Assuming they meet UBC (Universal Building Code) spec - which they
would almost certainly have to do.


Michael Koch-Schulte wrote:

I'm almost ready to start building my UV light box based of the "Ubldit"
plans. My local lighting supplier only had low clearance "snap in" bi-pin
lamp sockets. The lamp sockets were designed to be snapped/slid into an
existing metal housing. I want to screw them onto my platform. What to do?
Do I drill through the snap in socket? I'm currently looking for a lamp
socket which has holes. How to I attach these lights? help!
Received on Thu Feb 10 18:32:19 2005

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