This the second one I have had and both failed in the same manner - they start turning themselves off and on all night. I have read this is a ballast problem.
I would like to rewire it to use a standard bulb. I have the following in mind: Disconnect the capacitor from the black wire between the supply and photocell, disconnect the white wires to the capacitor, ballast and ignitor, and connect the red wire exiting the photo cell to the black wire entering the lamp socket.
Will this work or am I missing something?
Manual with wiring diagram: http://pdf.lowes.com/useandcareguides/845473031966_use.pdf