Fixing that CFL lamp - and turning it into a LED lamp


I have turned into a electrician.. well kind of...

My storeroom lamp died, and I figured it will be a simple job of taking out the bulb and screwing in a new one...


No..... hardly...

 First, it had an odd shape, and I had a lot of trouble figuring out how to take it out...
Thanks to some friends on the net, I figured out it was a pull-out bayonet type:



So I yank and it comes out:


And now I figure, just get a replacement right? So another friend tells me a place to buy one, and I figure, why not just get the biggest replacement i.e. go from 21W to 38W.


No...

Firstly, the new lamp came, and it doesn't fit... so sending the lamp back costs more than a new one, but the company: Element14 (a local company which was very nice and allowed me to return it):
https://sg.element14.com/
Then I found the local dealers for Opple, the brand of the lamp:
Lightcraft:
http://www.lightcraft.com.sg/

Leon was very patient, we tested the new lamp and for laughs, I also tested the old one, and it actually works! So he surmised that the ballast was the part that was spoilt.. didn't know about a ballasst thingy...

Anyhow, I saw that they had a LED kit which fits my lamp fixture, but it require some screwing and unscrewing... so I decided to take a leap and try..
This kit replaces the CFL and ballast:
http://www.lightcraft.com.sg/images/opple%20led/OPL-LED%20MODULE%20SPECS.pdf
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After some gymnastics on a tall ladder, I have light!



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