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Step 3: Install the Lamp Holder

Strip off about 1/2" of insulation from the lamp holder pigtails and the bulb holder pigtails. Connect the lamp holder pigtails to the bulb holder pigtails using the wire nuts. Twist the wires together before screwing on the wire nuts.

CAUTION: Attaching the wire nuts correctly is very important. Life threatening voltages and fire danger will be present if not done correctly. If you don't know how to use wire nuts correctly, consult with a professional or expert to learn how to do it safely.

After connecting the wire nuts (and tugging them to insure they won't fall off later), tape them securely with electricians tape. Do a really good job to prevent later problems.

Use the cable ties to secure the lamp holder to the light structure. Then, replace the heat shield to conceal the wire nut connection -- this is very important! If the wire nuts fail, then the metal heat shield will prevent injury or fire danger.

Always remember to treat your CFL's with respect. Don't break them and don't dispose of them in household trash. If broken, you must use special cleaning procedures. For disposal, take them to a recycler.

Now, go and enjoy all the benefits of your CFL Torchiere lights -- nice, diffused, reflected light. Tell all your friends. Ahhh, life is good.
 
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