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Cheap LED's are usually cheap quality. I really...

Cheap LED's are usually cheap quality. I really love Cree LED's. The LR6 that they make is really good. They are also dimmable which makes them worth the money.
I have seen them in 4" and 6". ...
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The halogen is more efficient, getting more...

The halogen is more efficient, getting more lumens per watt. I really like the new IR halogens, which have a infrared coating allowing them to use less energy and give off more light. I use a 60...
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The adapter exists. WESCANTOMED Item Detail -...

The adapter exists. WESCANTOMED Item Detail - VossLighting.com (http://www.vosslighting.com/storefrontB2BWEB/itemdetail.do?action=prepare_detail&itm_id=9274&itm_index=0)
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Yes, it sounds like a ballast. If you have a...

Yes, it sounds like a ballast. If you have a bigger around tube, a T12, you will have two ballasts per fixture. Each one powers two bulbs. If you have this setup I suggest either purchasing a new...
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T5's may be better light output per lamp, but...

T5's may be better light output per lamp, but lumens per watt T8 will win, and the right T8's will have much longer life.
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VHO means very high output. You are talking...

VHO means very high output. You are talking about putting 110 High output(HO) bulbs in. The ballast is not designed for those lamps so you shouldn't do it. I also suggest switching to a different...
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I think T8's are still your best option, because...

I think T8's are still your best option, because they are a great lamp and the fixtures are usually cheaper and easier to find.
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I would go with T5 or T8 fluorescents.

I would go with T5 or T8 fluorescents.
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What bulb do you have? What is the code on the...

What bulb do you have? What is the code on the new ballast?
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if you are having that hard of a time getting it...

if you are having that hard of a time getting it out and the socket is cracked just buy a new socket at the hardware store or big box store.
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It shouldn't be a problem.

It shouldn't be a problem.
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I would shut the power off to the well and drain...

I would shut the power off to the well and drain the tank. shut the valves so water won't go anywhere. Fill the pressure tank with 48 psi turn on the power and shut it off again when it hits 50...
01-02-09, 09:32 AM
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Drain Problems

I have an old house and the main drain running from the house to the street is old and tree roots get in and plug it up. I have to have it rooted out by a plumber with a big machine about once a...
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Since you are using a 130v bulb, it is not using...

Since you are using a 130v bulb, it is not using 50 watts. More likely somewhere around 43-47 watts. If you don't have these on a dimmer use a compact fluorescent reflector like was suggested below.
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Halogen lights are still the best. I don't know...

Halogen lights are still the best. I don't know what size trim rings you bought, but try and get a bulb with the new infrared technology. More light for less energy. I will send you a pm.
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You can try it, but I don't like the light...

You can try it, but I don't like the light output, or the light quality.
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Dimmable compacts are terrible.

Dimmable compacts are terrible.
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I wouldn't go with 100 watt halogens. I...

I wouldn't go with 100 watt halogens. I recommend using a 60 or 70 watt halogen reflector but the new ones with the infrared technology. For example a 90 watt 120 volt halogen reflector gives off...
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Personally I would go with a line voltage halogen...

Personally I would go with a line voltage halogen reflector. I installed some in my living room that are amazing. I went with the bigger 6 inch cans because I had more light options. I then used a...
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Dimmable cfl's are not good unless you like...

Dimmable cfl's are not good unless you like buzzing noises. I guess the technology just isn't there yet. Led's aren't quite there yet either. In dimmable applications I would recommend the newer...
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I haven't seen a failure of the ew powercores. ...

I haven't seen a failure of the ew powercores. Besides, if you get them from a reputable source they will be replaced for free.
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That link shows the bulb has 80 lumens. That...

That link shows the bulb has 80 lumens. That woudl be like putting a 10 watt night light up there. So for a retail application I don't see how it would work. Have you tried a 130 volt halogen...
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have you tried another cfl lamp in there? Or have...

have you tried another cfl lamp in there? Or have you tried this cfl in another place? Maybe its a bad bulb.
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this is just a personal opinion, but it's not a...

this is just a personal opinion, but it's not a big deal. There is more mercury in the fish you eat than in that lightbulb. The mercury probably wouldn't even fit on the tip of a pin. My parents...
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Marc is right, you want six cans. I redid my...

Marc is right, you want six cans. I redid my living room a year ago and I really liked using a <a href="http://www.vosslighting.com/storefrontB2BWEB/itemdetail.do?action=prepare_detail&itm_id=6157">...
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