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Removing wire from a lamp holder
Every now and then, you need to remove a wire from a lamp holder. It is usually pretty easy if you know how, and completely impossible if you don't. I'm going to demonstrate using one of the Leviton lamp holders that we use in our UV curing kits, but the principle holds true for just about every lamp holder made.

removing wire from a solacure lamp holder
To do this, you will need a medium sized paper clip, with a few inches of it straightened out so you can get a grip with it.

removing wire from a solacure lamp holder
Next you need to identify where to insert. The hole for the wire isn't perfectly round, they are a "keyhole", with a slight taper designed specifically to make it easier to remove a wire if needed. In this image, the keyed portion is in the top, thus that is where we will insert the paperclip. This is always the side that has the metal tab that holds the wire in place, similar to a reed valve.

removing wire from a solacure lamp holder
Next, insert the paperclip into the keyhole portion. The key is to press it down enough to release the metal tab that is holding the wire in place, but not so far that the paperclip itself becomes lodged. It may take a time to two to get it right. Insert just past the point that you feel resistance.

removing wire from a solacure lamp holder
With the paperclip holding the metal tab away from the wire, you should be able to simply remove the wire (you might have to push in just a fraction, if it has a burr of metal where it was held in place). Then remove the paperclip. The key is to be as gentle as you can, so you don't damage the lamp holder and can reuse it. You're done.

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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. Our patented glass is 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. We have a lamp for every need.

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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