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Old 03-01-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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For the Lighting Gurus.

My kitchen chandlier has given me trouble for the last 3 yrs the bulbs will get hot and they will go out and even melt the little contacts. I can move them and they will come back on. I have taken it down and reworked it 2 times and it will work great for awhile. the sockets are badly burned and very hard to find they are the carbon ones and part of what holds the globes up. So I have been thinking about replacing it with a 18x8 floresent from CW. now I don't think it will look as good but I should'nt have trouble with it working. But the big question is will it give as much light as the 3 bulbs that are there now. I have already changed to the 1004 bulbs to help with the heat and ended up with less light. I looked at a new 12v light but the only thing I see is the big round one with 2 bulbs I think at CW and I don't care for it. Thanks for any Info.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:28 PM   #2
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How much light does it put out,and how much light do you need? I replaced alot of my 12v lights with standard residential fixtures and put in 12v 25w bulbs.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:22 AM   #3
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Bobby, look in the West Marine store for lights, maybe PPL? Also, you could rewire with new sockets.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys. Ozz I will look at those sites.
Bill I never thought about residential lights I will have to ck that out.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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Along the lines of residential lighting, we replaced the two rear reading lamps, the two over the headboard and the one on the wall at the end of the sofa with fixture we purchased at Lowes. You can buy (a little pricey) 12 V CFL. They run much cooler and take less current for equal or greater light output.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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Thanks again I found a direct replacment from gustahson but can't get a price yet. also will look at lowes may be able to find a res fixture. I like the Cfls didn't know they were 12v.
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Good deal Bobbie.
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Check CW for the CFLs. think they are from Camco, almost $10 per bulb, but provide plently of lite, run cool, and less juice than a 12V incandesent
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