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    Default Bulb question

    I bought 2 lights from ikea and it says "Max 60W"

    I would like to use 100W bulbs on it, can?

    What would happen?

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    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...highlight=ikea

    i am using 2 x 325W fluroscent bulbs for my two $12 ikea light stand. the bulb itself is as huge as my 28-70L



    so far so good, there is a label that say max 60W, probably just in case the light overheat

    what kind of bulb u want to use? i suppose u want to get those energy saving bulb right? make sure u get cool light and not warm light

    i got mine from chinatown at $6 each
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    Default Re: Bulb question

    cool, thanks
    I'll check it out
    I am using the same tent but different lightstands


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    Default Re: Bulb question

    where is the shop?

    I look and look at your tread
    but no address

    Thanks Wai and DCA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    where is the shop?

    I look and look at your tread
    but no address

    Thanks Wai and DCA
    i have been searching high and low and even call up the manufacturer that make energy saving bulb, but the price was too high and not powerful enough

    DCA told me about that shop, which is opposite the big hawker center in china town. they are the only shop that sell such as high rating energy saving bulb last time...but recently i see there are more shops elsewhere that got similar bulb liao, price range from few dollars to 30 dollars.

    but u better bring the light stand along to see if the bulb can fit and power on, the bulb is larger than usual and u may not be able to screw in the bulb all the way in if blocked by the bowl. in that case, u need to pull out the contact inside the socket a bit.

    although the bulb made in china and dun even have proper packaging, it is rather durable...i drop the whole light stand together with the bulb until the bottom part of the bulb came off!! but the tube never crack so i just pop it back and i still use it until now
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    I bought 2 lights from ikea and it says "Max 60W"

    I would like to use 100W bulbs on it, can?

    What would happen?
    If you use a higher watt light bulb make sure not for long hour and not when no one is home as the wire may not be able to take the high voltage and sometime the holder may burn or melt.

    Can't sue them if you exceed 60w.and anything happen.

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    Hmmm...not sure if I am right....

    Wattage = Voltage x Current
    therefore, if Wattage is increase, voltage remains the same, the current will increase.

    Meaning, more current will be drawn... so the equipment might not be able to withstand the high current in long run....

    In my opinion, if possible, try to avoid using a wattage higher than the rating value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    I bought 2 lights from ikea and it says "Max 60W"

    I would like to use 100W bulbs on it, can?

    What would happen?
    HIee Ortega,

    These specs for Maximum power is basically for safety measure. In some cases there may be some hardware internally like solders, insulators etc. within the hardware that may change state (melt/discolor/burn) if used in higher than "spec"ed condition - due to the higher current .

    Yes, you will not have any issue but in situaations whare ambient condition is hot/warm, temperature of electrical equipment may rise to unsafe level.

    In a nutshell, use the equipment outside of specification at you own risk.

    rgds,
    sulhan
    Last edited by sulhan; 16th September 2005 at 09:31 AM.

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    Wai, DCA Ortega, pm me the address of the shop in Chinatown if any of you guys have it. I've been looking for this for a long time. Some of the DIY shops have it but the price is way too expensive for a bulb.

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    Default Re: Bulb question

    I will be going later

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    I bought 2 lights from ikea and it says "Max 60W"

    I would like to use 100W bulbs on it, can?

    What would happen?
    It blown instantly, done that before, will not do it again.

    They other way round is safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbma
    Wai, DCA Ortega, pm me the address of the shop in Chinatown if any of you guys have it. I've been looking for this for a long time. Some of the DIY shops have it but the price is way too expensive for a bulb.
    i forget where i bought liao... jia lat... hehe.. but i know mine quite ex, about 28 per piece i think... 325w equivalent... i think...
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    Default Re: Bulb question

    Just came back from the place, it is a shop across the road from the chinatown market.
    but they only have 1 piece left

    confirm 325W @ $28 a piece
    and it is bigger than my 80-200mm F2.8

    I will post pictures once i get home

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    Default Re: Bulb question

    any other shops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    Just came back from the place, it is a shop across the road from the chinatown market.
    but they only have 1 piece left

    confirm 325W @ $28 a piece
    and it is bigger than my 80-200mm F2.8

    I will post pictures once i get home
    is it really that big?
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    Default Re: Bulb question

    don't you have one?

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    i dun remember having so big leh... or so long for that matter, 80-200 quite big u know... mine is about the size of a 17-35's box...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    Just came back from the place, it is a shop across the road from the chinatown market.
    but they only have 1 piece left

    confirm 325W @ $28 a piece
    and it is bigger than my 80-200mm F2.8

    I will post pictures once i get home
    they got another one which is smaller (abt the size of 28-70 f2.8) and cheaper - $6 only

    u buy 4 pieces of that still cheaper than the $28 one

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    Default Re: Bulb question

    do you have the brand and model number?
    I only saw the big one and other normal philips bulbs

    better still where can I buy it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    do you have the brand and model number?
    I only saw the big one and other normal philips bulbs

    better still where can I buy it?
    i go back then take pic to show u...

    the packaging is very simple, dont even have a box, but it is cheap and powerful

    if the $28 one is as big as 70-200, u better bring your light stand to test if it really can fit
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