NY Good Questions: Can I Rewire A CFL Fixture?

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Dear AT,

I have a question about CFL’s.

I recently got a CFL Lightolier light fixture form Lighting by Gregory and I hate it!

The light that it gives off is too sterile, and my bathroom now looks like a medical lab.

Lighting by Gregory has a no returns policy, so I am trying to figure out how to live with this fixture.

I really like the lights housing, so I’m wondering… Is it possible to rewire a CFL fixture with an external ballast (not built into the bulb) to accept standard incandescent bulbs?…

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I know I’m hurting the world, and I should be ashamed of myself, but frankly, I’m not.

I’ll use the technology once the bulbs don’t flicker, start out dim or make me look like a corpse!

If all else fails, I’ll just buy a new incandescent fixture, but I really like this housing. Help!

Thanks! Chris