Should cheap CFL lights be OK?


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Old 10-07-05, 11:00 AM
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Should cheap CFL lights be OK?

I want to put 6 bulbs that each give the same light as 120W or 150W incandescents in a ceiling fixture that takes 60W bulbs, hoping it will help for shooting video. The 150s at Home Depot were $10. I saw 120s at a dollar store, and I'm wondering if there might be something wrong with them that could be dangerous.
 
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Old 10-08-05, 12:10 PM
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Check for a UL listing label on the cheap ones. If they have the listing, safety should not be an issue.

Even so they may not last, and you will probably get several DOA.
 
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Old 10-08-05, 09:25 PM
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If the fixture is rated for 60w bulbs, do not exceed 60w. This has to do with the ability of the fixture to withstand/disipate heat and is important to follow.
 
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Old 10-10-05, 05:57 PM
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Just my experience, but I've found the cheap ones don't last very long. Give 'em a try and let us know your experiences.
 
 

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