Mogul Bulb Conversion

This episode was a fun series of experiments. I’ve seen these big fixtures on farms and sheds since I was a kid, but I’ve never gotten to take one apart. I removed an old 175W mercury vapor bulb, rewired the fixture it was in, and installed a 100W LED corncob light with around twice the light output. Covered on video was taking apart the fixture, rewiring it to bypass the ballast, and lastly installing it outside. As you can see in the thumbnail, I screwed up and got a beautiful shower of sparks at 41:55 in the video.

No Warehouse Of Doom episode is complete without discussing places for wasps to hide.

Also covered – using ferrules and lever nuts to recreate the feeling of messing with an electronic project kit.







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