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7 Watt PL Fluorescent PAR-38 Retrofit Kit Disassembled

7 Watt PL Fluorescent PAR-38 Retrofit Kit Disassembled

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I don't know the manufacturer as the label dissapeared years ago! This was a vain attempt to save on lighting costs at my high school. These were installed in the front office , one hallway and a couple of store rooms (this was "borrowed" from one of the store rooms !) These replaced a mixture of 135w A-21's, 150w R-40's and 120w PAR-38's in surface mount cans with flat black interiors. ALL of these and the cans were replaced with 2X2 surface mount fluorescent fixtures with either 2-6" leg or 3-3 5/8" leg u-bend lamps ( the 3 lamp units were used to replace the cans with 2 lamps inside, one for the standard light and the other for use with the generator system ) THESE WERE A VERY DIM, DUMB IDEA !

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Manufacturer:?
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Lamp
Lamp Type:7w PL Fluorescent
Base:Medium
Shape/Finish:PAR-38
Fixture
Fixture Type:Retrofit
Location:my collection
Electrical
Wattage:7
Voltage:120
Optical
Lumen Output:Not much !!!!!
Color Temperature:2700 K
Physical/Production
Dimensions:8"L X 4.75" W
Fabrication Date:Early to mid 80's
Application/Use:Anywhere you want DIM lighting !

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Jul 14, 2019 at 12:52 AM Author: ace100w120v
So '80s/early '90s...
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Jul 14, 2019 at 01:07 AM Author: James
If I remember rightly, these were originally promoted in USA by Lithonia Lighting, a fixture manufacturer. Philips made a similar version but with an open-faced clip-on reflector, and Duro-Test had another version with a blown glass R40 reflector. If you really want to know who made this PAR38 type will look through some back-issues of Lighting Design & Application from the 1980s, they used to publish an excellent annual progress review each December of all new lamps that had been launched on the US market during the past year, making it quite easy to discover who launched what and when.
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Jul 14, 2019 at 10:26 AM Author: streetlight98
Nice! I have some similar ones with a twist-on R40 reflector that use 13W quad lamps.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 10:29 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Looks like mine (made by Spectrum lighting based in Chino, CA). I actually got two of these but one was dead and the other is cracked and hums like a slimline fixture lol. I also have a NOS Feit "R30" kit.

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 12:08 PM Author: Lumex120
Those recessed cans with the black inside were one of the stupidest things I have ever seen to be honest. The black finish absorbs at least 70% of the light output from the bulb.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 02:18 PM Author: merc
Interesting system.

Not a misoLEDist...

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Jul 14, 2019 at 07:25 PM Author: Patrick
I have one of those puck bases as well, but without the floodlight attachment.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 07:41 PM Author: sol
The library building at my university was full of them. I remember they were quad lamps, not sure if they were 13W or 9W. They were quite noisy. A couple had lost their reflector/glass parts as they fell down to the ground and broke. I believe they are all gone now as most of the building has gone to the LED.
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Jul 14, 2019 at 07:43 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks everyone !
@ ace100w120v : Yep!
@ James : Great idea, I'll have to do that !
@ streetlight98 : I bet they're brighter than this
@ fluorescentlover40 : Yours looks much shorter than this and probably fits better in a std fixture, this thing is 8" long!
@ Lumex120 : VERY STUPID ! one of the maintenance guys and I decided to try painting one white inside and even with a A-21 bulb it was WAY brighter !
@ merc : interesting and dumb at the same time ! Being only 7 watts it's nowhere near the lumens of the std 150w PAR-38 flood it was to replace.
@ Patrick : Yours looks almost exactly like mine except for the tension springs that hold the flood portion on .

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Dec 24, 2019 at 11:46 PM Author: suzukir122
Woahhh... 7 watt Par38?? For real??? This thing HAD to be stupid dim, even when new. More reliable than LED in terms of it's life, but
not even close to being as bright as an LED. Energy efficiency was more important than usable light in this case.
Still a cool light though!

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Dec 26, 2019 at 07:59 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks ! This is MAYBE as bright as a 30w R-20 flood light ! Yes it's cool , but for it's intended purpose it's COMPLETELY USELESS !

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Dec 26, 2019 at 08:06 PM Author: joseph_125
I have two of these things lying around too, both use 13w quad PL lamps so I guess they put out way more light than yours. Cool to have around but they're so bulky I don't really have a good use for them. They're so long I'm not even sure if they fit in most recessed cans lol. Surprisingly both are different brands too.

Speaking of odd CFLS, I have a 7w PL lamp sealed to a AT-21 outer bulb. Only one I ever saw like that. I should probably post some pictures of them.
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Dec 26, 2019 at 08:14 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

I have two of these things lying around too, both use 13w quad PL lamps so I guess they put out way more light than yours. Cool to have around but they're so bulky I don't really have a good use for them. They're so long I'm not even sure if they fit in most recessed cans lol. Surprisingly both are different brands too.

Speaking of odd CFLS, I have a 7w PL lamp sealed to a AT-21 outer bulb. Only one I ever saw like that. I should probably post some pictures of them.


Definitely post pics . Mine was used in a roughly 16" tall surface mount can originally designed for 150 watt R-40's so it fit fine, just was incredibly DIM !

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