Introduction: Don't Throw Your Old CFL Into Garbage

Hayy guys
Here i'm explains simple way to reuse your old fused CFL.


PARTS YOU NEED

Fused CFL 5W (any range you can choose)
Wires
5W tube 
Screwdriver
Insulation tape.




*This method is only used for fused tube & there is no problem in the circuit board.

Step 1: Open the CFL

Open the CFL using Screwdriver and remove the top tube part.
Check the tube using multimeter & make sure tube is fused.

Step 2: Give Connections to Circuit Board

Take out connections from circuit board using soldering iron.

Step 3: Seal the Cap

Seal the CFL cap using insulation tap.

Step 4: Connections for Tube

wires taken out from the CFL cap connect into 5W tube.

Step 5: New CFL Is Ready

Test your new CFL

Comments

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Electrospark (author)2014-10-04

awesome! is the tube brighter than when connected to a regular tube driver?

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pfred2 (author)2013-11-29

When you, "Check the tube using multimeter" What exactly are you checking for? Like what is a good reading, and a bad one?

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kdas_kvs (author)pfred22013-12-07

Check the continuity test. put the multimeter in ohm position or continuity testing position. So you should get a ohms reading for bulb.A good reading may less than 20 ohms or the same reading when you short the multimeter probes at continuity position.

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pfred2 (author)kdas_kvs2013-12-07

OK thanks.

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