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Topic # 83853 22-May-2011 15:45
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One I got for my workspace seems to be dying, really old now and had a lot of use so to be expected. They came from mitre 10 years back and were whatever their budget brand was in the blue box.

But when I was last out looking for a replacement, I cant find any. 23w seems to be the max that is available at bunnings. I want 60-100w ones. Plenty of them on ebay etc listed as "photography" etc but I haven't even bothered to inquire about the price from an NZ photography shop as it will probably be insane.

Anyone know if any of the electrical wholesalers sell them? Need a standard E27 top. Or anywhere else to get them. I dont want to have to mess around putting up a dual T5 batten holder or something if I can avoid both the cost and effort.




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  Reply # 472409 22-May-2011 16:05
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Do you want to post the ebay link of a 60 or 100w CFL e27 lamp? 

Most manufactures sell a cfl lamp stating it is 60 or 100w, but really what they are trying to explain is the amount of light output not the power consumed, which I am sure you already know. (ie a 13w cfl =60w)

I have never heard of such a big lamp for an e27 screw... I mean a 60w cfl means the light output of a standard 400w-500w incandescent lamp.

Wouldn't it be cheaper in the long run to install twin 5ft fluro(s)? Probably get a more even spread of light?
[edit] oh and why would you use a t5 fitting?


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  Reply # 472420 22-May-2011 16:11
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Apparently here it is....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsSo4F_5yqc

 

I would ring the wholesalers tomorrow and ask. Mastertrade would be a good start. I don't think you will get much change from a $100 here in NZ though as they are not very popular.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 472421 22-May-2011 16:12
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http://search.ebay.com/180602853715

http://search.ebay.com/250743145753 - looks identical to the ones I got from mitre10 many years back.

T5 is usual to get now I thought? Last 3 factories I have been in that have had their lighting refitted have all been T5 replacing the old 400w highbays. Much nicer.

Certainly wouldnt go putting in horrid cheap T8 wirewound ballasts which flicker which is all that it seems that the retailers sell for large fluro lighting. Its a cathedral cieling in here so the ES lamps in a 45degree holder work well. I would have to suspend any fluro battens and when I last looked at it there was stuff all free wire on 2 of the holders.




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  Reply # 472424 22-May-2011 16:16
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(Couldnt get the embedded vid to work...)

Fair enough. I guess if it works well then don't ruin it... Give me 2 seconds, I will check my price book to see if can find a product and rrp price...



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  Reply # 472427 22-May-2011 16:16
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LOL at the voice in that video - did that come from some camp light-bulb aficionado site or something? :D

My mistake, its aliexpress that's full of them - http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=105w+cfl&catId=0 reasonable prices I think. Just dont want to wait and really only need one at this stage.




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  Reply # 472447 22-May-2011 16:41
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Have you tried the Lightbulb Man? www.lightbulbman.co.nz




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  Reply # 472473 22-May-2011 17:08
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Hmm, $70 from there. Might just order some off aliexpress and wait it out. Last time one was acting up it had worked loose so I will get the ladder out and check that first.




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  Reply # 472482 22-May-2011 17:23
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Those aliexpress ones are good prices arent they, I think I saw one of these in ideal Nugent st the other day.
Although these arent your standard E27






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  Reply # 472492 22-May-2011 17:30
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Mitre 10 Mega still have the BIG CFL bulbs.  Only seem to be in DAylight 55 colour though.



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  Reply # 472526 22-May-2011 18:09
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mxpress: Mitre 10 Mega still have the BIG CFL bulbs.  Only seem to be in DAylight 55 colour though.


Mine doesnt, which one had them? You sure its 55k tho? Daylight is normally 6500K which is what I want, not that disgusting orange stuff.




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  Reply # 472528 22-May-2011 18:12
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Johnk: Those aliexpress ones are good prices arent they, I think I saw one of these in ideal Nugent st the other day.
Although these arent your standard E27







Those would be nice, but a little large - looks like twice the number of tubes of my 105 watt one so that would be 200, which I think would be a little overkill in here. would be nice in the garage where the contrast between inside and outside is too great when working on stuff in the middle of summer. the 1000w halogen floods heat the place up too much.




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  Reply # 472863 23-May-2011 11:11
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I was about the suggest the lightbulb man, and the Petone mitre 10 mega has (or had) huge CFL lamps.

Daylight is 5500K, tungsten is about 3200K, cloudy days are about 6500K - 7000K. Those numbers are from my raw converter in ACR/Photoshop. 5500K bulbs look quite white/cool inside, I use them in my office where I do photography type stuff. I prefer warm white bulbs in my home, which are more like 3000K.




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  Reply # 474078 25-May-2011 17:55
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Might be a false alarm on the CFL flaking out. Was in the house and there was some flickering from the incandescent lights in there too, so if it keeps up I will have to get onto the power company about it. No noise from the UPS when its happening tho.




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