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Old January 10th 05, 10:54 AM
Jeff
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I bought a couple of GE 250 watt Photoflood bulbs for my light box and I love
the natural color of them. They have none of that yellow/orange cast that
regular bulbs have. However, they are too bright and they only have a max life
of around 3 hours. Can someone recommend a blub that casts the same type of
color from 100 to 200 watts?

Thanks,

Jeff

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Old January 10th 05, 01:20 PM
news
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Hi Jeff:

Try out some of the compact florescent replacement lamps. They don't
flicker. The colors is close to daylight and they last a long time. Also the
don't produce anywhere near as much heat as normal lamps. I got the idea
from an add I saw for a lighting setup in a camera catalog. They made a soft
box with 9 of compact florescent lamps to get near a 1000watts of light.
I've been using 2 of the 100 watt equivalent types in flood lamps fixtures
to light mineral specimens I like to photograph. One disadvantage is they
can't be used with any kind of light dimmer.

--
John Passaneau, W3JXP
State College, PA



"Jeff" wrote in message
...
I bought a couple of GE 250 watt Photoflood bulbs for my light box and I
love
the natural color of them. They have none of that yellow/orange cast that
regular bulbs have. However, they are too bright and they only have a max
life
of around 3 hours. Can someone recommend a blub that casts the same type
of
color from 100 to 200 watts?

Thanks,

Jeff



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Old January 10th 05, 01:20 PM
news
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Hi Jeff:

Try out some of the compact florescent replacement lamps. They don't
flicker. The colors is close to daylight and they last a long time. Also the
don't produce anywhere near as much heat as normal lamps. I got the idea
from an add I saw for a lighting setup in a camera catalog. They made a soft
box with 9 of compact florescent lamps to get near a 1000watts of light.
I've been using 2 of the 100 watt equivalent types in flood lamps fixtures
to light mineral specimens I like to photograph. One disadvantage is they
can't be used with any kind of light dimmer.

--
John Passaneau, W3JXP
State College, PA



"Jeff" wrote in message
...
I bought a couple of GE 250 watt Photoflood bulbs for my light box and I
love
the natural color of them. They have none of that yellow/orange cast that
regular bulbs have. However, they are too bright and they only have a max
life
of around 3 hours. Can someone recommend a blub that casts the same type
of
color from 100 to 200 watts?

Thanks,

Jeff



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Old January 10th 05, 10:14 PM
Savidge4
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I bought a couple of GE 250 watt Photoflood bulbs for my light box and I love

the natural color of them. They have none of that yellow/orange cast that
regular bulbs have. However, they are too bright and they only have a max
life
of around 3 hours. Can someone recommend a blub that casts the same type of
color from 100 to 200 watts?



GE makes that bulb in many different wattages. here is a link (as an example)
that breaks out all the wattages and if there is photo bulbs available.

http://www.servicelighting.com/catal...cat_num=010501

I am in no way endorsing this company.. simply using thier page as an example
of bulbs available.

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Old January 10th 05, 10:14 PM
Savidge4
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I bought a couple of GE 250 watt Photoflood bulbs for my light box and I love

the natural color of them. They have none of that yellow/orange cast that
regular bulbs have. However, they are too bright and they only have a max
life
of around 3 hours. Can someone recommend a blub that casts the same type of
color from 100 to 200 watts?



GE makes that bulb in many different wattages. here is a link (as an example)
that breaks out all the wattages and if there is photo bulbs available.

http://www.servicelighting.com/catal...cat_num=010501

I am in no way endorsing this company.. simply using thier page as an example
of bulbs available.

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Old January 10th 05, 10:53 PM
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Those appear to be bulbs for **projectors** ... as in "Slide Projector" or
"Movie Projector."





"Savidge4" wrote in message
...
I bought a couple of GE 250 watt Photoflood bulbs for my light box and I

love

the natural color of them. They have none of that yellow/orange cast

that
regular bulbs have. However, they are too bright and they only have a

max
life
of around 3 hours. Can someone recommend a blub that casts the same type

of
color from 100 to 200 watts?



GE makes that bulb in many different wattages. here is a link (as an

example)
that breaks out all the wattages and if there is photo bulbs available.

http://www.servicelighting.com/catal...cat_num=010501

I am in no way endorsing this company.. simply using thier page as an

example
of bulbs available.



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Old January 11th 05, 12:38 AM
Crownfield
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RSD99 wrote:

Those appear to be bulbs for **projectors** ... as in "Slide Projector" or
"Movie Projector."


only two clicks from there to daylight bulbs.


GE makes that bulb in many different wattages.
here is a link (as an example)
that breaks out all the wattages and if there is photo bulbs available.

http://www.servicelighting.com/catal...cat_num=010501

I am in no way endorsing this company.. simply using thier page as an

example
of bulbs available.

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Old January 11th 05, 12:38 AM
Crownfield
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RSD99 wrote:

Those appear to be bulbs for **projectors** ... as in "Slide Projector" or
"Movie Projector."


only two clicks from there to daylight bulbs.


GE makes that bulb in many different wattages.
here is a link (as an example)
that breaks out all the wattages and if there is photo bulbs available.

http://www.servicelighting.com/catal...cat_num=010501

I am in no way endorsing this company.. simply using thier page as an

example
of bulbs available.

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Old January 11th 05, 01:08 AM
Bob Williams
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news wrote:
Hi Jeff:

Try out some of the compact florescent replacement lamps. They don't
flicker. The colors is close to daylight and they last a long time. Also the
don't produce anywhere near as much heat as normal lamps. I got the idea
from an add I saw for a lighting setup in a camera catalog. They made a soft
box with 9 of compact florescent lamps to get near a 1000watts of light.
I've been using 2 of the 100 watt equivalent types in flood lamps fixtures
to light mineral specimens I like to photograph. One disadvantage is they
can't be used with any kind of light dimmer.


Here is the answer to your prayers.
I use Two 26 Watt Compact Fluorescents and they are excellent.
They have a CRI (Color Rendition Index) of 92 and a color temperature of
5500K
Bob Williams

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Old January 11th 05, 01:08 AM
Bob Williams
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news wrote:
Hi Jeff:

Try out some of the compact florescent replacement lamps. They don't
flicker. The colors is close to daylight and they last a long time. Also the
don't produce anywhere near as much heat as normal lamps. I got the idea
from an add I saw for a lighting setup in a camera catalog. They made a soft
box with 9 of compact florescent lamps to get near a 1000watts of light.
I've been using 2 of the 100 watt equivalent types in flood lamps fixtures
to light mineral specimens I like to photograph. One disadvantage is they
can't be used with any kind of light dimmer.


Here is the answer to your prayers.
I use Two 26 Watt Compact Fluorescents and they are excellent.
They have a CRI (Color Rendition Index) of 92 and a color temperature of
5500K
Bob Williams

 




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