Flashpoint Replacement Spiral Fluorescent Bulb, 45 Watts, 5500k, Equivalent Output of 225 Watts, Fits Standard Household Sockets, E26 - E27

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Product Highlights

  • 5500K Color Temp
  • Fluorescent Lamp
  • E27 (Medium)
Flashpoint : Picture 1 regular $5.65

About Flashpoint

Flashpoint Spiral Fluorescent Bulb 45 Watts. These 45 Watt Bulbs have an equivelant output of 225 Watts. Fits all Standard Household Sockets. (E26 - E27)

Flashpoint Specifications

Dimensions
8" long and 62mm wide
Mfr #
FB45
SKU
FPFB45

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2.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just What I've Been Looking For!

I'm an artist and needed to replace hot tungsten bulbs with cooler color-correct fluorescents to photograph my paintings accurately. These use much less energy to put much more color-balanced light, but with a fraction of the heat. They look like a perfect for my needs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Flashpoint vs Westcott

Following several other review regarding the light out put I did a simple test comparing Flashpoint and Westcott Daylight balanced (5500K) flourecent light bulbs.1. Flashpoint 5500K 30W (FPFB30) - $32.452. Flashpoint 5500K 45W (FPFB45) - [$]3. Westcott 27W (WESLT275) - $944. Westcott 50W - 4x50W, 1x20W (WE50WFL5P) - $146.90 I used a TD5 with a Westcott 36" x 48" Bruce Dorn Shallow Soft Box (no inner buffle)I measured about 12 feet from the light source using Sekonic 358, (ball inside) in a da

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Following several other review regarding the light out put I did a simple test comparing Flashpoint and Westcott Daylight balanced (5500K) flourecent light bulbs.1. Flashpoint 5500K 30W (FPFB30) - $32.452. Flashpoint 5500K 45W (FPFB45) - [$]3. Westcott 27W (WESLT275) - $944. Westcott 50W - 4x50W, 1x20W (WE50WFL5P) - $146.90 I used a TD5 with a Westcott 36" x 48" Bruce Dorn Shallow Soft Box (no inner buffle)I measured about 12 feet from the light source using Sekonic 358, (ball inside) in a dark room. I tested it twice, both time with ISO 1000 , first time with fixed aperture 2.0 and second with fixed 1/60 speed.I measured the light 5 times, for 1-5 light bulbs.I'm not sure how much this help but here are my results, as I tested them:ISO 1000, Fixed Apreture 2.0:1 bulbWestcott 27W

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
4.0

great household product

By

I used it everyday great products to buy again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just What I've Been Looking For!

By

I'm an artist and needed to replace hot tungsten bulbs with cooler color-correct fluorescents to photograph my paintings accurately. These use much less energy to put much more color-balanced light, but with a fraction of the heat. They look like a perfect for my needs.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

NOT AS ADVERTISED!!!

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like other have posted here this is ***NOT THE WATTAGE THAT IS CLAIMED!***.i have some 30w Eiko bulbs and this Flashpoint 45w measures about the same. now with that said, for [$] its not a bad price but i really wanted more wattage than the 30w it gave. [...].ive only tried 2 of the 9 bulbs i ordered and they both worked fine. others here have said they had failures and i suspect these will too.

 
5.0

Great Bulbs

By

Use it for Ebay photos. Works great.

 
1.0

10 Minute Life

By

This bulb came with a Flashpoint kit. It powered on okay, got very hot, and then poof. The two 85 watt bulbs that came with the kit have been working fine. I am confident that Adorama will replace the bulb although I have not heard back from them yet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A reasonable value

By

Some reviewers report the bulb is 25 watts as measured, not 45 watts as labeled. I tested it with a Kill-A-Watt meter: volts, 120; amps, 0.37; volt-amps, 44; watts, 26-28; power factor, 58 percent. These results are consistent with the bulb's 45-watt rating. And once it warms up, it clearly emits more light than a 6500K 18-watt compact fluorescent. I'm not sure how useful these numbers are. Putting the bulb in a large, black-walled, darkened room and measuring incident light at a set of standardized distances with a standard protocol might provide more useful information.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Lamp not as spec'd

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The lamp is probably OK for what it is, but if you're wanting a 45 watt lamp with 225 watt equivalency, don't buy this one. It runs around 25 watts and puts out about 100 watts equivalent. If you need 225 watts equivalent per bulb you'll come up short with this one every time. It's a decent 25 watt bulb but it's advertised as a 45 watt bulb. Don't be fooled. Even its physical size should suggest to you that it's not even close to what it claims to be. And it doesn't look like the one in the picture either.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Flashpoint vs Westcott

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from - 1/30Flashpoint 30W

Following several other review regarding the light out put I did a simple test comparing Flashpoint and Westcott Daylight balanced (5500K) flourecent light bulbs.1. Flashpoint 5500K 30W (FPFB30) - $32.452. Flashpoint 5500K 45W (FPFB45) - [$]3. Westcott 27W (WESLT275) - $944. Westcott 50W - 4x50W, 1x20W (WE50WFL5P) - $146.90 I used a TD5 with a Westcott 36" x 48" Bruce Dorn Shallow Soft Box (no inner buffle)I measured about 12 feet from the light source using Sekonic 358, (ball inside) in a dark room. I tested it twice, both time with ISO 1000 , first time with fixed aperture 2.0 and second with fixed 1/60 speed.I measured the light 5 times, for 1-5 light bulbs.I'm not sure how much this help but here are my results, as I tested them:ISO 1000, Fixed Apreture 2.0:1 bulbWestcott 27W

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

25 watt lamp masquerading as a 45 watt

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This is a nicely made bulb, but it is only half of what it claims to be. Instead of being a 45 watt lamp, it is in reality a 25 watt lamp with about the same output as a 100 watt tungsten bulb. Thinking the output was low for the claimed wattage, I measured it with a watt meter. It should be labeled for what it really is, a 25 watt bulb. It is a nice 25 watt bulb. But you're paying for a 45 watt bulb. That's the problem. Note also there is no UL listing on this product. I've found that compact fluorescent bulbs that bear no UL listing are never the output power they claim to be. UL checks not only for product safety but also that the product meets its claimed specifications. This one clearly does not.

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Shopper  what is the length of this bulb ?
RANDY U  Hello Shopper, This bulb is approx. 6.75" long including the metal screw in fitting. Probably about an inch shorter once screwed into a socket. Hope this helps, happy shooting, R
Shopper  what is the length of this bulb ?
RANDY U  Hello Shopper, This bulb is approx. 6.75" long including the metal screw in fitting. Probably about an inch shorter once screwed into a socket. Hope this helps, happy shooting, R
Shopper  what is the length of this bulb ?
RANDY U  Hello Shopper, This bulb is approx. 6.75" long including the metal screw in fitting. Probably about an inch shorter once screwed into a socket. Hope this helps, happy shooting, R
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