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I need some help. I recently purchased a workhorse 7 ballast that claims to be able to power 1 or 2 96 watt bulbs. I ordered two 96 watt bulbs also. When I received shipment one bulb was broken. So I decided to wire the ballast for its one light configuration. I got it all set turned it on and everything seemed good. Within two hours the bulb broke at the end away from the pins where the two tubes are joined. I ran to the LFS and paid twicw as much for a new bulb as I did online, thinking maybe the bulb was damaged during shipping. I installed it and within two hours it happened again. It doesn't seem like it is getting real hot. I am totally confused. I just can't afford to keep trying it. I'm not sure if running two lamps would solve this or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated. By the way the light was a Catalina Compact 10,000 k German style flat pin arrangement.