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Old 06-12-2007, 02:35 PM
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I am new to lighting. What bulb would you reccoment to start. I have been using candles for years, and want to start stepping into something bigger. I have all the standard stuff:
20 amps
120 volts
heavy duty switches
good wire

Something 75 to 100 watt arena. What are your thoughts?
Stay away from bulbTaba
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:39 PM
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I am new to lighting. What bulb would you reccoment to start. I have been using candles for years, and want to start stepping into something bigger. I have all the standard stuff:
20 amps
120 volts
heavy duty switches
good wire

Something 75 to 100 watt arena. What are your thoughts?

I would recomend a good ARL bulb to start, It gets you iluminating a little quicker. Even though it may not be as bright as some of the kitted bulbs it is great to start especially in the lower classes.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:49 PM
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Re: Genesis of the marathon thread.

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what i want to know is what happens when the base of the bulb stays in the socket? is that particular bulb forever changed? or can it be repaired?
It could be the last time you ever have to change that one if you leave the switch on and try to screw the base out with a pair of pliers.

Or it could just make you brighter than someone who stayed at a Holiday Inn last night.
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:11 PM
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I just finished up my latest giant scale project. Should be great for IMLC contests!

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Old 06-12-2007, 03:16 PM
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Nice! My giant scale has a theme to it...
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:27 PM
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Re: Genesis of the marathon thread.

light bulbs cause global warming!


Moderator, this thread is very political in nature.....


lol just kidding,
Freakin awesome thread!
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:41 PM
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just think of all those bulbs thatll be hurt by your response....evil doer!
Terrorist intend for people to die. These bulbs are going to cause other people to die. THEY MUST BE STOPPED!!!
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:42 PM
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are you saying small bulbs have no place in this forum? how one sided! i'm calling my congressman!
YOur congressman doesn't care. He owns stock in the bulb factory.
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:46 PM
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Re: Genesis of the marathon thread.

I ordered my bulb 3 weeks ago and havent gotten it yet. I guess Bultaba's are on backorder, may have to order a JB to tide me over, The fit in the socket is sloppy but thay are a little brighter.
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:16 PM
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no! Bultaba's only work half of the time.... I use Bulbie's exclusively.
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:31 PM
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Dude....you're outta control
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:53 AM
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Re: Genesis of the marathon thread.

Will my old incandescent bulbs fit the L.E.D. sockets?
If not, is there an adapter?
Will I need regulators?
Should I be running redundant power systems to keeps my bulbs lit?
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:44 AM
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Re: Genesis of the marathon thread.

I know that this is a little off topic, the thread is about light bulbs. But have you tried the light wire? This stuff is wild. You will need the proper driver and you might need a DC power supply if you are going to use it at home.

Sorry to interrupt the discussion. Go back to the conversation on Bulbs.
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:17 AM
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Ken,
Looks like you are trying to Light up your post count.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:35 PM
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ok what if you found the bulb, bought the bulb,installed the bulb,did a power check on the socket for the bulb voltage is good color is good switch works fine under a 2 amp load,you turn on the switch and the house glitches,is this caused by too much current going to the house or the bulb.does the bulb need to be a certian distance from the switch,should I use a standard extention cable or go industrial size, lets not even talk about mercury vapor bulbs and there high energy useage, or better yet how about metal halons,the old timers say to use what fits the situation at the time and what you are used to using, I myself like the bulbtaba 2675's for their superior lighting and very little voltage draw
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