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Removing wire from a lamp holderRemoving wire from a lamp holder
Every now and then, you might change up your UV curing rig, or just make a mistake when building it, and you need to remove a wire. I use the Leviton lamp holders, like we sell here, because they are heavy duty and can be reused many times. The key is having the right tools. In this case, you need a paperclip. Medium sized, the cheap, smooth metal kind, NOT the fancy ridged ones. In the example, this is the SunMaster pull-thru style lamp end, but the principle is the same for all of them.

Almost all lamp holders have holes that are key shaped, or oval-ish. You take the paperclip, and straighten out a bend or two so you have a nice, straight piece of metal to work with. Now push the paperclip into the smaller part of the hold (indicated by the arrow above) deep enough that the wire is released. Then pull out the paperclip. The key is that the wire is soft copper and the paperclip is hard steel, so the lamp holder's reed won't grip it. You might have to wiggle it a bit, but not much. If you are having to use effort, you probably don't have the paperclip in deep enough.

You will probably spend more time looking for the paperclip than actually removing the wire, it is that easy. Using a little finesse and patience, the lamp holder will still work find, and the whole operation only takes a few seconds.

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Solacure ultraviolet lamps aren't just good, we guarantee they are the best or we will give you your money back. We don't use stock parts anywhere in our products. Our glass is a special blend, and more transparent to UVA and UVB. Our custom cathode/anode sets lets you run 2 to 3 times more power than a standard lamp in the same size. All of our lamps have built in reflectors. All are designed to be overdriven to extra high wattages. We test, and test, and test our lamps.

We stand behind everything we sell and guarantee each will perform exactly to specification, or we will replace them. We don't want your business this week, we want it every week, and we are willing to earn it. There really is a difference in quality when it comes to ultraviolet bulbs, and Solacure tops the list. Order online, over the phone, or call us if you need a custom UV lamp made, with fairly low minimums (around 2000 pieces). We can make it happen.

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