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Marsellus Fariss

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Hi guys.

We've got a few PAR 64 cans that have screw in style lamp sockets and I'd like to put standard two pin PAR 64 style sockets in them if possible. I don't know how they wound up with screw in style sockets but only lower wattage bulbs are available for this style as AFAIK and we need to go up to 500-600 watts or so. Should I convert or just replace?
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Re: how do I convert Par 64 cans from screw in bulbs to two pin PAR bulbs?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 09:08:00 pm »

It'll probably cost you the same to replace them as it will to convert them to what you're looking for

a Par 64 w/ new bulb will run you in the $40-50 range
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Re: how do I convert Par 64 cans from screw in bulbs to two pin PAR bulbs?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 09:51:14 pm »

Hi guys.

We've got a few PAR 64 cans that have screw in style lamp sockets and I'd like to put standard two pin PAR 64 style sockets in them if possible. I don't know how they wound up with screw in style sockets but only lower wattage bulbs are available for this style as AFAIK and we need to go up to 500-600 watts or so. Should I convert or just replace?

There is such a thing as a screw base 8" Parabolic Aluminized Reflector lamp? Who knew?

Mac
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Re: how do I convert Par 64 cans from screw in bulbs to two pin PAR bulbs?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 05:29:40 pm »

There is such a thing as a screw base 8" Parabolic Aluminized Reflector lamp? Who knew?

Mac

I dont wanna misread your reply Mac so I'll ask. Where you being sarcastic and condensing or was your reply genuine?

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Re: how do I convert Par 64 cans from screw in bulbs to two pin PAR bulbs?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 05:30:50 pm »

It'll probably cost you the same to replace them as it will to convert them to what you're looking for

a Par 64 w/ new bulb will run you in the $40-50 range


I think your right.
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Re: how do I convert Par 64 cans from screw in bulbs to two pin PAR bulbs?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 06:15:08 pm »

I dont wanna misread your reply Mac so I'll ask. Where you being sarcastic and condensing or was your reply genuine?

Some of both. I have never heard of a PAR 64 (8" diameter lamp) with a screw base. If the can only takes screw base lamps, I don't see how it can be a PAR 64 can.

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Re: how do I convert Par 64 cans from screw in bulbs to two pin PAR bulbs?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 08:10:27 am »

Some of both. I have never heard of a PAR 64 (8" diameter lamp) with a screw base. If the can only takes screw base lamps, I don't see how it can be a PAR 64 can.

Mac

Theyer not 8" PAR 64 bulbs with screw bases. Theyer smaller PAR flood light bulbs from a DIY store that are in PAR 64 cans. I dunno how they came to be that way it was before my time. I don't see how your being helpful and as usual around here I'm sorry I asked. Forget it I'll take it somewhere else.
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Re: how do I convert Par 64 cans from screw in bulbs to two pin PAR bulbs?
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