I took this off the eaves of my home over the weekend. It was mounted on a vary shallow box that has an integral cable clamp with the cable entering at an angle to the base. The rectangular thing is the ballast, The bulb is a PL-s 9W :twin tube".
I am trying to decide if the removal is going to be temporary or permanent. On the one hand, I can buy a fixture that holds a compact fluorescent so I can get a ballast and bulb for about the price of a replacement bulb for this fixture. On the other hand, I need to buy a new fixture if I go that route. I have two of these, btw.
The question at hand is, can anyone say if these are likely rated for outdoor use? Be sure to click on the thumbnails for a larger image. Thanks for looking!