View Full Version : i need to mod my pc light setup - pics

01/31/2007, 08:31 PM
i need to be able to separate my pc bulbs and put them each on their own switch so i can hook them up to a timer, so the actinic will come on a while before the white bulb.

i'm terrible at electrical work.....can anyone help?




01/31/2007, 09:43 PM
separate them how, i can see you have 2 switches on that fixture, please clarify what exactly do you want to do

01/31/2007, 09:47 PM
yep 2 switches .......but only 1 power for both of the bulbs. i can't separate when the 2 bulbs turns on. i want the blue one to come on earlier than the white one. can't do that the way it's wired now.

01/31/2007, 10:14 PM
Are their two seperate ballasts or one. If their is only one you will not be able to do this. Although I am sure someone has tried but the risk of fire is great. You can run a seperate ballast to one of the bulbs, say a Fulham Workhorse electronic ballast or so, and cap the unused wires, seperate them of course, and tuck them away. Good luck

01/31/2007, 11:46 PM
earlnewt.....check out the last 2 pics: are those ballasts - the electronic looking things? if so, i have 2.