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

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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)

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good color value (5),Durable (3),Good power output (3)
Best Uses:
Indoors (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (3)

Flashpoint Specifications

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

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
2.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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

 

25 watt lamp masquerading as a 45 watt

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 compac...

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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.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
4.0

great household product

By

from Van Buren, AR  -  Photo Enthusiast

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

from Menlo Park, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

NOT AS ADVERTISED!!!

By

from st. louis  -  Pro Photographer

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

from CT  -  Casual Photographer

Use it for Ebay photos. Works great.

 
1.0

10 Minute Life

By

from West Linn, OR  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A reasonable value

By

from Kalispell, MT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Lamp not as spec'd

By

from Lincoln NE  -  Casual Photographer

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.

(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Flashpoint vs Westcott

By

from Boston, MA

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- 1/30Flashpoint 30W- 1/30Flashpoint 45W- 1/30Westcott 50W - 1/15 2 bulbsWestcott 27W- 1/60Flashpoint 30W- 1/60Flashpoint 45W- 1/80Westcott 50W - 1/1003 bulbsWestcott 27W- 1/100Flashpoint 30W- 1/80Flashpoint 45W- 1/100-125Westcott 50W - 1/1604 bulbsWestcott 27W- 1/125Flashpoint 30W- 1/125Flashpoint 45W- 1/160Westcott 50W - 1/2505 bulbsWestcott 27W- 1/160Flashpoint 30W- 1/160Flashpoint 45W- 1/160-200Westcott 50W - 1/320ISO 1000, Fixed Speed 1/60:1 bulbWestcott 27W- 1.4Flashpoint 30W- 1.3Flashpoint 45W- 1.4Westcott 50W - 1.12 bulbsWestcott 27W- 2.0Flashpoint 30W- 1.8Flashpoint 45W- 2.0-2.2Westcott 50W - 2.53 bulbsWestcott 27W- 2.5Flashpoint 30W- 2.2Flashpoint 45W- 2.5Westcott 50W - 2.84 bulbsWestcott 27W- 2.8Flashpoint 30W- 2.8Flashpoint 45W- 3.2Westcott 50W - 4.05 bulbsWestcott 27W- 3.2Flashpoint 30W- 3.2Flashpoint 45W- 3.2-3.6Westcott 50W - 4.5From what I saw the Westcott 27 and Flashpoint show up similar results (you need to let the lights warm up for a minute or two), followed by the Flashpoint 45W and the Westcott 50W.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

25 watt lamp masquerading as a 45 watt

By

from Lincoln, NE  -  Casual Photographer

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  Why Did You Choose This?
TR S  These are the same quality as IZO lamps with a saving so far they have performed well.
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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