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My family have a fishing store and we frequently have to replace rings on fishing rods (poles in the US) these are whipped on with thread and a coating of nail varnish in the correct colour finishes them off perfectly.
Internet of Things Class
Why do you need a ballast at all?Here in the UK the LED replacement tubes will run directly off our mains voltage (240v) they usually arrive with a drawing showing how they can be wired and yes they can be ran off a ballast using a special starter that basically shorts out the starter so that the voltage from the ballast is directly applied to the LED tube. However the tubes will work perfectly well without a ballast as they will run on 85-265 V AC and that is how mine are wired with 240 volts directly applied to one of the tube ends. As an early adopter the oldest ones have now been running for two years with no issues.I have taken the additional precaution of attaching a small label near the lampholders stating 'LED tubes only'You can find the LED tubes I am using here.
IP Time Clock part 1
Backlit LED Lightbox Sign
DIY handmade Hexapod with arduino (Hexdrake)