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Old 10-18-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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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?

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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.

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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,

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Oh, missed that, thanks. I thought I found one thing we had cheaper up here than you guys...
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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?
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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.
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I thought that was odd too !
There E28 base, or standard edison screw,
Were as mogul is E38 or E40.
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Excellent. Thanks How do well they hold up to the weather, rain, snow sleet, etc?
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fine ...LOL ... they are sealed pic one up and look at it ....
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Mogul base ?
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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. 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.
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That's all right ! we all get forgetful sometimes !

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