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Skelleyman 10-18-2013 08:33 AM

Flood/Spot Light Lamps?
 
Hello Gurus,

So I'm replacing some 30 year old flood light boxes on my house since they are starting to rust out and all the rubber/foam gaskets dried out and broken. I purchased these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Red-Dot-L...G#.UmE1753D9aQ

My question is are these only rated for PAR38 Halogen(incandescent) lights up to 150W? I can't use a CFL or LED w/transformer correct?

Thanks,

~S

PoleCat 10-18-2013 08:49 AM

You can put any bulb with a mogul base in there up to the listed wattage. The traditional Par 38 bulbs mate with the gasket better.

dmxtothemax 10-18-2013 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Skelleyman (Post 1254961)
Hello Gurus,

So I'm replacing some 30 year old flood light boxes on my house since they are starting to rust out and all the rubber/foam gaskets dried out and broken. I purchased these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Red-Dot-L...G#.UmE1753D9aQ

My question is are these only rated for PAR38 Halogen(incandescent) lights up to 150W? I can't use a CFL or LED w/transformer correct?

Thanks,

~S

Are you aware that those lights are not rated or listed ?
But something simuliar you can use a CFL style par 38 lamp,
It will seal ok, as that fitting is made for par 38 style lamps.

Philly Master 10-19-2013 05:57 AM

I have this type of LED bulb in a couple of my floods works like a charm .....!!


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...9#.UmJjkYU4m1A

readar 10-21-2013 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Philly Master (Post 1255293)
I have this type of LED bulb in a couple of my floods works like a charm .....!!


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...9#.UmJjkYU4m1A

Wow, is that what you guys would typically pay for a bulb like that? I bought some similar LED bulbs this summer for about $15 each.

RunningSparky 10-21-2013 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by readar

Wow, is that what you guys would typically pay for a bulb like that? I bought some similar LED bulbs this summer for about $15 each.

Looks like a 4-pack...so, around $17/ea.

readar 10-21-2013 09:25 PM

Oh, missed that, thanks. I thought I found one thing we had cheaper up here than you guys...

Skelleyman 10-22-2013 12:48 PM

Keep out the water?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Philly Master (Post 1255293)
I have this type of LED bulb in a couple of my floods works like a charm .....!!


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...9#.UmJjkYU4m1A

Excellent. Thanks How do well they hold up to the weather, rain, snow sleet, etc?
Thanks,

~S

Oso954 10-22-2013 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by PoleCat (Post 1254969)
You can put any bulb with a mogul base in there up to the listed wattage. The traditional Par 38 bulbs mate with the gasket better.

Mogul base ?
Perhaps you meant medium.

dmxtothemax 10-22-2013 05:02 PM

I thought that was odd too !
There E28 base, or standard edison screw,
Were as mogul is E38 or E40.

Philly Master 10-23-2013 04:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skelleyman (Post 1256593)
Excellent. Thanks How do well they hold up to the weather, rain, snow sleet, etc?
Thanks,

~S

fine ...LOL ... they are sealed pic one up and look at it ....

PoleCat 10-23-2013 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Oso954 (Post 1256616)
Mogul base ?
Perhaps you meant medium.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmxtothemax (Post 1256721)
I thought that was odd too !
There E28 base, or standard edison screw,
Were as mogul is E38 or E40.

You say tomato, I say rutabaga. :laughing: The mogul is for the over sized screw in bulbs isn't it. Or is it any size other than standard? Over the years I have noticed my vocabulary hasn't become smaller but my memory of what all them fancy words mean has deteriorated.

dmxtothemax 10-23-2013 04:42 PM

That's all right ! we all get forgetful sometimes !:thumbup:


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