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Table lamp temporary "retrofit"...?

Table lamp temporary "retrofit"...?

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I had a hard time even coming up for a name for this photo, as I have no idea what you'd really call this.

The table lamp in the apartment where I'm currently living recently burned out. I have no spare bulbs here, so until I go home for a weekend, I set up a rather interesting temporary fix. I happen to have my 4 watt fluorescent strip light here, and I found that there is enough clearance between the lamp and the body of the fixture for the support bars at the top of the lampshade to fit between them and hold the strip light nice and snug. Works quite well, I dare say.

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Sep 25, 2013 at 06:48 PM Author: rjluna2
Oh, that is something with all of your fluorescent light fixture in your collection that you used this which you don't have a spare incandescent light bulb to replace at your home

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Sep 25, 2013 at 07:39 PM Author: ace100w120v
I like this! I'd leave it that way!
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Sep 25, 2013 at 07:43 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Heh, I don't think the housekeeping would appreciate that. I'm already in the dog house because it's burned out. (This is a motel which functions as apartments for college students during the academic year, so they're strict about keeping everything tidy and as-is in the rooms.)

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Sep 25, 2013 at 09:05 PM Author: ace100w120v
Then I guess you'll have to go buy some more bulbs...
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Sep 25, 2013 at 09:07 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Yeah, I'm going home in a couple of weeks, so I'll bring a few from my stash back with me.

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Sep 25, 2013 at 09:27 PM Author: refridgedude1841
This is awesome....is that strip light preheat?
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Sep 25, 2013 at 09:34 PM Author: socketgeek63
I like it! With that small preheat strip, I probably can call this an linear CFL!

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

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Sep 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Well, I *thought* tenants were responsible for light bulb replacements, but this morning I left a tip for the housekeeper, and lo-and-behold, I come back this afternoon, and the lamp has been populated with a new 6000 hour 40W bulb. Longest life incandescent bulb I've ever seen in person.

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Sep 27, 2013 at 04:32 PM Author: ace100w120v
I bet it isn't very bright!
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Sep 27, 2013 at 04:37 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Nope, nor is it very white lol. I'll be bringing my own 60W to replace it next time I get home. I actually use my own 40W Sylvania Daylight in the lamp - it was the bathroom light that burned out (for the second time in a month, hence my having no spare bulbs despite bringing one of my own), and I moved the table lamp's bulb there temporarily.

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Sep 27, 2013 at 04:49 PM Author: ace100w120v
Personally I would use a 6500K CFL...
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Sep 27, 2013 at 04:52 PM Author: themaritimegirl
I'm not a huge of fluorescent daylight. I can tolerate it now (and actually prefer it over warm white), but I'll still take cool white or 5000k any day. And I despise CFLs (well, modern ones).

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Sep 27, 2013 at 05:01 PM Author: ace100w120v
Ahh, now I see why...
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Sep 27, 2013 at 10:11 PM Author: themaritimegirl
I just noticed that the new bulb is also rated for 130V. Are long-life bulbs usually rated for more than 120V (since that is how they increase the life on 120V, of course), or is it possible that the 6000 hour rating is indeed for 130V, and so the bulb will last much longer than that on 120V?

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Sep 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM Author: ace100w120v
6000 hours is likely the 130v rating so it'll last like 2.5-3 times longer on 120v!
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Dec 20, 2013 at 07:45 AM Author: jrmcferren
The nasty thing with 130 volt lamps is that you lose a decent amount of the brightness when running it on 120 volts (I ran some calculations on running some 130 volt rough service lamps on 120 volts (work) and 122 volts (home) and the loss was horrible. I'm just glad I have stocked up on 120 volt standard life lamps several months ago for the lights I use incandescent in. I should get a few packs of 120 volt double life lamps for various applications (including giving to co-workers) as well.
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