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# 255589 19-Aug-2019 19:52
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Hi,  trying to identify/source a light bulb in a rental property I own.  The property manager has sent me this pic.  Can anyone assist identifying this?  Thanks

 


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  # 2301925 19-Aug-2019 19:54
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Broken link.




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  # 2301933 19-Aug-2019 19:58
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Thanks, pic should be there now


 
 
 
 


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  # 2301943 19-Aug-2019 20:11
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Thanks, that's a weird bulb


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  # 2301966 19-Aug-2019 20:47
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Whats the bulb for?  Ya better buy a few ! 


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  # 2301990 19-Aug-2019 21:46
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I replaced some halogen down lights with these about 10 years ago. They came in a fitting that could just replace a 50w halogen downlight. I think pak n save had them going cheap.

They took about 5 full minutes to warm up. They were like glow worms for about the first 3 minutes. Dreadfull things. Odd foggy sort of colour.

Replaced them with these led fittings https://www.bunnings.co.nz/arlec-5w-brushed-chrome-led-gu10-downlight_p00285777   

 

Have been great. Instant on, good light, nice colour - and more power efficient.

 

Just replace the fittings I reckon.





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  # 2301994 19-Aug-2019 21:56
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Yep, replacing is my thoughts too, at $14 a bulb and given nobody stocks them anymore.  The place has about 22 of these.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2301995 19-Aug-2019 22:02
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rabba:

 

Yep, replacing is my thoughts too, at $14 a bulb and given nobody stocks them anymore.  The place has about 22 of these.

 

 

Sounds like bad idea that's gone really bad. Compact fluorescents were never a good idea in my opinion.





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  # 2301998 19-Aug-2019 22:20
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Technofreak:

 

Sounds like bad idea that's gone really bad. Compact fluorescents were never a good idea in my opinion.

 

 

We can thank sales pitches and lack of affordable LED products (until recently) while they convinced everyone flourecent were 'efficient' and long life/low heat vs incandescent or halogen. (And still do today!)

 

Even this 6yr old place is riddled with screw in 'tornado' CFLs as a result. 


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  # 2302071 20-Aug-2019 05:35
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Oblivian:

 

Technofreak:

 

Sounds like bad idea that's gone really bad. Compact fluorescents were never a good idea in my opinion.

 

 

We can thank sales pitches and lack of affordable LED products (until recently) while they convinced everyone flourecent were 'efficient' and long life/low heat vs incandescent or halogen. (And still do today!)

 

Even this 6yr old place is riddled with screw in 'tornado' CFLs as a result. 

 

 

Yes, a pox visited upon us by the Clark government.





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  # 2302115 20-Aug-2019 08:40
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Technofreak:

Oblivian:


Technofreak:


Sounds like bad idea that's gone really bad. Compact fluorescents were never a good idea in my opinion.



We can thank sales pitches and lack of affordable LED products (until recently) while they convinced everyone flourecent were 'efficient' and long life/low heat vs incandescent or halogen. (And still do today!)


Even this 6yr old place is riddled with screw in 'tornado' CFLs as a result. 



Yes, a pox visited upon us by the Clark government.


Trust me - the whole world was installing these things. Not just NZ.
Was in italy very recently - still plenty of older CFL bulbs in use.




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  # 2302171 20-Aug-2019 09:38
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The house we just purchased had these particular fittings installed throughout, I've been switching them out a room at a time for Philips LED downlights. This makes a massive difference to the quality of light in the rooms and uses ~30% less power per bulb. The downlights I'm using are only costing ~ $1 per light more than the bulbs for the whole unit.

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  # 2302444 20-Aug-2019 17:12
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Oblivian:

 

Technofreak:

 

Sounds like bad idea that's gone really bad. Compact fluorescents were never a good idea in my opinion.

 

 

We can thank sales pitches and lack of affordable LED products (until recently) while they convinced everyone flourecent were 'efficient' and long life/low heat vs incandescent or halogen. (And still do today!)

 

Even this 6yr old place is riddled with screw in 'tornado' CFLs as a result. 

 

 

Fluorescents are more efficient than incandescent and halogen, sales pitch or no.

 

Whether they're a great light is another story.

 

 


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  # 2302457 20-Aug-2019 17:30
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I'd just get some LED downlights from somewhere like Lighting Plus if you're going to pay $14 for a lamp. 

 

I work in the trade and a while back a customer got some downlights for $22 each or something similar.

 

Of course you'd need someone to hook them up but if you get ones the right hole size and that will cover the trim of the light it shouldn't take someone more than a couple of hours


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  # 2302557 20-Aug-2019 18:25
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elpenguino:

 

Oblivian:

 

Technofreak:

 

Sounds like bad idea that's gone really bad. Compact fluorescents were never a good idea in my opinion.

 

 

We can thank sales pitches and lack of affordable LED products (until recently) while they convinced everyone flourecent were 'efficient' and long life/low heat vs incandescent or halogen. (And still do today!)

 

Even this 6yr old place is riddled with screw in 'tornado' CFLs as a result. 

 

 

Fluorescents are more efficient than incandescent and halogen, sales pitch or no.

 

Whether they're a great light is another story.

 

 

 

 

Just a small matter of the mercury the CFL's contain.

 

We are so good at attempting to "fix" one problem and in doing so create another. How anyone thought CFL's and the mercury they contain was good for the environment I'll never know.





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