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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-21-2004 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tried an experiment that worked. I was tired of buying supposedly 'severe duty' bulbs for my hanging shop light just to have them burn out in what I consider too soon an interval, so I tried one of those 'Lights of America' coiled florescent bulbs and that little sucker is holding up fine. There's no filament in it to break if it gets bounced around, so it seems perfectly suited as a shop light bulb. The fact that it uses about 1/7 the electricity doesn't hurt either.

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n2oMike
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posted 12-21-2004 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It shouldn't get as hot, either.

Of course if you're starting from scratch, a fluorescent shop light is every bit as durable or more.... and will set you back around $15.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-21-2004 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by n2oMike:
It shouldn't get as hot, either.

Of course if you're starting from scratch, a fluorescent shop light is every bit as durable or more.... and will set you back around $15.


Yup, I have one of those too!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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Bloose
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posted 12-21-2004 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's interesting. We used to use GE severe duty bulbs on the printing presses I worked on. We tryed CF bulbs in there for energy savings and longer life. The bulbs lasted a very short time (like 1 week), The constant vibration killed them. That's why I never tryed them in a shop light. But a shop light gets banged around but doesn't vibrate constantly like a printing press so I could see them working better for that. The lack of intense heat is another great feature for a shop light. How many of us have perminent scars from drop lights?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-22-2004 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many has been the time that my forehead looked like alligator skin.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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mellowyellow
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posted 12-22-2004 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The biggest h**d J*b was a halogen light for my reel lite. Also, try not to buy anything electrical with the Phillips name! ca ca! Never forget the guy I hired to do some cutting of the rotted frame rails on a 65 cv. He brought in flourescent 48" ceiling fixtures and set them on the floor to do his work. He left one for me. One super lite.

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73trials
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posted 12-22-2004 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't beat 'em, Steve. I've got one in my drop light that's been going strong for almost three years.

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