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A Giant GE 55W CFL (Next to a 9W "Normal" CFL)
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A Giant GE 55W CFL (Next to a 9W "Normal" CFL)

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Album name:LampLover84 / My Lamp Stuff
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Company and Date Manufactured:GE
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Date added:Nov 25, 2012
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streetlight98   [Nov 25, 2012 at 05:00 PM]
ahh i see. funny thing is got them at Lowe's. Neutral Shocked The n-vision lamp was in a box with three other GEs and it was a GE box. Maybe someone swapped the lamps in the store? Anyways the lamp looked new and it's worked since 2005-ish or whenever it was installed along with the GEs. We don't really use CFLs anymore. I guess it was a fad thing for my parents lol. First it was the "yay we're saving energy" but now it's all "man these things look so weird" and "these stupid things never fit in the fixtures right!". Laughing
A_lights   [Nov 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM]
TCP makes commercial electric, N vision and Eco smart CFL lamps, not sure about the LED lamps though

also i have one of those same 55W CFL in my collection, it was in a torchirre lamp at my grandpas place but he said it was too bright after a while, so i got to keep it, replaced it with a 30W sylvania CFL and he is happy not to mention it fits within the lamp shade!
GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM]
TCP also makes TCP branded CFLs along with Commercial electric, N-Vision, and EcoSmart...
My first spiral CFLs were Commercial Electric 14w 2700k ones and I think (although they're at my mother's house in California) that they still work.
Then came the 18w GreenLite spiral CFLs that were electronic rapid start (remember those things? I liked them much more than the modern instant start ones)
A_lights   [Nov 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM]
yeah i have 2 remaining green-lite CFLs in use at my grandmas place, the one starts rather slowly the other is normal , think its near EOL
some areas seem to have many more selections of CFLs in the stores then others
GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM]
I've noticed that too...
streetlight98   [Nov 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM]
how come CFLs are so close in wattage to one another? (there's 13, 14, 15 and 16W all in a row...) I've actually never used 14W CFLs. We've used only the 13W versions. I've never seen a 14W CFL used aorund here. I have a 14W Sylvania CFL buglite though that i grabbed out of an abandoned building. It was in a town-and-country looking plastic wall light with the panels busted out and the top missing.
GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM]
DIfferent manufacturers I guess...
A_lights   [Nov 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM]
yeah i have GE CFLs that are 13W and 60W equivalent and the 15W "50% longer life" that is 60W equivalent as well, though the 100W equivalent for GE goes up to 28W biax, some manufactures like sparsam/Ikea rate theirs at 20W = 100W, i would guess GE compensates for a slight lumen loss over life ?
joe_347V   [Nov 26, 2012 at 12:07 AM]
I think Lowe's sells a 65w 300w equivalent CFL but the largest I've seen was a 125w CFL on eBay. Shocked
A_lights   [Nov 26, 2012 at 12:24 AM]
i have that 65W CFL by bright effects at lowes Very Happy bright bulb
supposedly they go up to 200W on 1000 , which is insane
GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 26, 2012 at 12:27 AM]
Sounds like those must be for growlights or something...
A_lights   [Nov 26, 2012 at 12:38 AM]
yeah they even sell high-bay fixtures for them, at $45 they are just a normal high-bay without the ballast box and have a mogul socket, that's just asking for failure using any CFL over 40W base up in a high bay
GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 26, 2012 at 01:37 AM]
Yeah, I can picture those bigger CFLs catching fire at EOL (and maybe the packaging warning about it like exploding EOL MH lamps) Laughing
streetlight98   [Nov 26, 2012 at 01:44 AM]
@ Aaron; yeah I would but one of those empty highbays and remote ballast it if i had the room! I have a spare ballast and will have to more spare ballasts in week.
LampLover84   [Nov 26, 2012 at 01:46 AM]
The GE CFL I posted does have EOL Protection Here is the GE page about it
it says that under additional information
GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 26, 2012 at 01:48 AM]
What wattage/lamp type are those Mike?
streetlight98   [Nov 26, 2012 at 01:58 AM]
I currently have a 175W MH/MV ballast and will be getting a 400W HPS and 175W MV ballast from Bryan (Traffic light1) when we meet up next sunday. He'll be getting a MV lamp and two photocells and a cord for his NOS M-250R.
GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 26, 2012 at 02:00 AM]
streetlight98   [Jul 28, 2013 at 12:39 AM]
BTW, late reply, but i noticed you guys mentioned GreenLite. There are GreenLite CFLs at the restore near me. are they crap of good lamps?
LampLover84   [Jul 28, 2013 at 01:08 AM]
@ Mike the GreenLite CFLS are pretty decent lamps

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