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What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « on: March 01, 2022, 09:36:52 PM » Author: 108CAM
This question popped into my mind while I was thinking about ways to overcome my fear of exploding metal halide bulbs.
Obviously my least favourite lamp type that isn't LED would have to be metal halide due to the risk of them exploding and the confusion with finding the correct bulb for the fixture in order to avoid a mis-lamp.   
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #1 on: March 01, 2022, 09:38:31 PM » Author: Econolite03
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #2 on: March 02, 2022, 12:02:13 AM » Author: LightsoftheWest
Seconded.
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #3 on: March 02, 2022, 01:44:25 AM » Author: joseph_125
I think the CFL PAR and BR reflector lamps of the 2000s for me. They were made in various formats from PAR 38 to GU10 and even a 12v MR16 version.

Most seemed to take longer to warmup compared to regular spiral CFLs and the beam they produced wasn't defined due to the relatively large light source in a small reflector. They also didn't fully fit in some of the more compact fixtures since they were slightly larger than the halogen PAR and incandecent reflector lamps. I don't think they were that popular as most homeowners just kept using halogen PAR lamps and most shopkeepers retrofitted to low wattage ceramic metal halide instead.   
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #4 on: March 11, 2022, 02:25:01 PM » Author: Flurofan96
For me its halogen - especially for stage lighting because of how hot and glary they can get. The only LED application I can approve is for stage lighting
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #5 on: March 13, 2022, 10:18:04 AM » Author: Silverliner
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #6 on: March 13, 2022, 10:32:49 AM » Author: AngryHorse
This is difficult to answer I don’t actually have a least favourite?, but I would say induction?, now don’t misunderstand me, I don’t hate induction in any way, but to me, even today, I still see them as glorified CFLs?
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #7 on: March 13, 2022, 10:45:40 AM » Author: Rommie
This question popped into my mind while I was thinking about ways to overcome my fear of exploding metal halide bulbs.
Obviously my least favourite lamp type that isn't LED would have to be metal halide due to the risk of them exploding and the confusion with finding the correct bulb for the fixture in order to avoid a mis-lamp.

I've never understood this. As long as you relamp fixtures well before projected EOL then there is little or no risk of explosion. If you use lamps rated for open fixtures, with the shield around the arc tube, there is even less risk.

As to the question, I would have to answer none; if it's not LED, it's ok with me  ;D
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #8 on: March 13, 2022, 11:48:03 AM » Author: Cole D.
Personally I'm not big on halogen tube type bulbs. I think it's because of all you heard about them causing fires in those torchiere lamps. Also my neighbor used to have one over their driveway and said it was always burning out, they replaced it with a MV bucket light, Regent.
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #9 on: March 15, 2022, 01:18:42 AM » Author: 108CAM
I'm also not much of a fan of halogen lamps, specifically the tubular kind used in floodlights because the lamps can be rendered unusable before you even put it inside the fixture if you happen to touch it with bare hands.
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #10 on: March 15, 2022, 07:18:27 AM » Author: Rommie
Easy solution to that one, don't touch it with bare hands..! I never do that with any lamp if I can avoid it, for a start I don't like fingerprints on the glass, so I've got into the habit of using a pair of light cotton gloves when handling lamps.
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #11 on: March 15, 2022, 12:28:21 PM » Author: Econolite03
Another easy solution is to throw the lamp and their fixture in the trash.
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #12 on: March 15, 2022, 12:34:54 PM » Author: Rommie
If it's LED, yeah, otherwise it's a bit strong  :mrg:
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #13 on: March 15, 2022, 04:23:33 PM » Author: exexcollega
I would say there is a difference between low voltage and high voltage halogen. I have better experience with low voltage halogens, some seem to last forever. But mains halogen lamps always break down.
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Re: What's your least favourite type of lamp that's not LED? « Reply #14 on: March 15, 2022, 04:34:17 PM » Author: Flurofan96
For me it be clear halogen eco bulbs and halogen stage lighting because of the glare and high heat output (stage lighting)

When I had my first concert performance with the youth orchestra back in around Sep 2008, it was a sensory challenge because I had to dress up in all black formal clothing. The concert venue was The Hexagon in Reading town centre, still here to this day. It has seen LED upgrading since my last visit in Nov 2014 with the youth orchestra but still the halogen stage lighting remained

My only fave types of halogen bulbs are the coated eco ones which appeared briefly in 2008 and 2009 by Philips and even Osram. The HalogenA series are my favourite non eco type of halogen bulbs   
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