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throbb

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#119267 26-May-2013 17:50
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Hi,

Can anyone tell me which energy efficient bulbs would be suitable for the Superflux SD100 downlights? I have tried 2 brands(Philips & Edapt) but neither fit. While they seem to screw in fine, the ballast(?) where the screw joins the bulb is to fat preventing the bulb screwing all the way.

Not sure if that made sense. But if anyone else is using these lights can you tell me the bulbs you are using.

Thanks

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oxnsox
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  #825694 26-May-2013 19:59
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Can you clarify please.
Do these not screw in far enough to:
- not operate
- operate but protrude from fitting so don't look acceptable

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  #825728 26-May-2013 21:18
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Have you tried getting these from an electrical supplier?

http://superlux.co.nz/products.asp?id=356&product=190

They're what Superlux recommend on their website.

 
 
 
 


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  #825732 26-May-2013 21:22
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oxnsox: Can you clarify please.
Do these not screw in far enough to:
- not operate
- operate but protrude from fitting so don't look acceptable


They don't screw in far enough to operate

throbb

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  #825741 26-May-2013 21:26
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Kraven: Have you tried getting these from an electrical supplier?

http://superlux.co.nz/products.asp?id=356&product=190

They're what Superlux recommend on their website.


Tried a few places but couldn't find them. Was hoping to find a "generic" rather than be limited to one brand.


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  #825778 26-May-2013 22:21
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Im using the edapt one in an outside light, works really well if you can find a way to make it fit... takes longer than normal to warm up though.




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  #825816 27-May-2013 06:24
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I've got a different brand down light fitting, but discovered the same issue you are describing except the bulbs I've bought works if you screw them in tight. I've got 8W ViriBright LED bulbs from Bunnings (not 11W, the are an old design and look fatter and not as bright). It may work, it may not.

Any reflector style bulb should work, because they are designed with a narrow neck for fittings without a reflector...




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  #825822 27-May-2013 07:39
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I have some cool white downlight reflector bulbs in my shed. If you're in Wellington you're welcome to them.

 
 
 
 


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  #825883 27-May-2013 10:40
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nothing would fit better than superflux's own bulbs
http://www.nzlightingltd.co.nz/shop/Light+BulbsLamps/Energy+Efficient+Lamps/Compact+Fluorescent+Reflector+Bulbs.html

Reference C, 13 W, 2700k R80 $10.9 ea

This appears to be the same as the one came with SD100 packages.

I bought a bunch of these, they also fit well in the old downlight fittings. 

However I don't really like the colour temp and they are not as bright - the philips is better and brighter once warmed up (in my old fittings).

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