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I am trying to retrofit 22 high bay LEDs in an armature designed for tungsten halide bulbs (400 W). I understand that I need to cut the capacitor and bypass the ballast.

These fittings are in a hard-to-reach spot (rafters of riding arena), and I am looking for a jumper cable that can be clipped / screwed into place with minimal effort (clamp right through the insulation, no need for cutting / stripping). Hoping to minimize the time I need to spend at the top of a ladder (times 22... it adds up).

I am sure such a cable / connector exists, but I have no idea what it is called, so I can't search for it. I know an "insulation piercing connector" exists for power cables (2/0 AWG); I'm looking for the same thing, but cheaper and in smaller gage (say 12 AWG). I hope somebody here can help identify a suitable solution.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Not an answer, but are you sure you need to? Some retrofit bulbs are straight retrofit with no modifications needed. \$\endgroup\$
    – winny
    Nov 12, 2022 at 18:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ since you're doing electrical work on an arena, thats a public space so you need to be an electrican to do the work, so how is it you don't know this already? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 12, 2022 at 19:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ don't use a ladder ... use an elevated work platform \$\endgroup\$
    – jsotola
    Nov 12, 2022 at 20:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Jasen it's a private riding arena... not actually a public space. \$\endgroup\$
    – Floris
    Nov 15, 2022 at 14:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @jsotola - at $350 / day rent, I would like to avoid that since it's coming out of my own pocket. \$\endgroup\$
    – Floris
    Nov 15, 2022 at 14:10

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given you assertions that this at your home, not at a commercial location.

Search for IDC tap connector be sure to pick one with apropriate agency approvals, and install according to manufacturers instructions.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thank you. This is indeed the answer to the question I asked. As I intimated in the comments to the question, @winny pointed out there are some LED lights that are compatible with a ballast; this greatly simplified my problem and is in fact the solution I went with. However, you answered the question I asked, so thank you! \$\endgroup\$
    – Floris
    Dec 16, 2022 at 22:48

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