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

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Flashpoint Spiral Fluorescent Bulb 45S Watts Shallow version. These 45 Watt Bulbs have an equivelant output of 225 Watts. Designed to fit shallow neck reflectors (E26 - E27)
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Reviewed by 4 customers

 
5.0

Lumens depends on reflector used

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from Palo Alto  -  Photo Enthusiast

To answer a potential buyer's question, Lumens versus effective Lumens towards your subject is quite complicated, the biggest factor being the shape and reflectence of the reflector you use. A simple wattage caculation would put this at around 4,000 lumens but you could focus this light by using a parabolic reflector, either the cheap ones from a hardware store, the larger cloth soft boxes without the diffusion cloth, etc. Just buy it and try it. Experimentation is half of the fun of photography! Be sure to adjust your camera's white balance manually if you don't like the auto white balance colors.

 
3.0

Don't Always Fit

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from Washington State  -  Casual Photographer

These will not fit in older Smith Victor (yellow)lamp reflectors so I was not able to use them.

 
5.0

Thirty dollars less than local store!!

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from Concord, NH  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Shipping was very fast. Sales person helped out greatly suggesting other item as substitute for OOS item same price. Local shops had this identical item/brand selling at $35-$40ea I forgot what I paid Adorama, but was somewhere about $6.95. They work just fine and the item got here the next day!!!

 
5.0

great supplemental lighting for videos

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from Palo Alto, CA  -  Pro Photographer

Great supplemental daylight source when used with the inexpensive ($ 15) clamp on reflectors from a hardware store. Be sure to manually adjust your white balance, as with any light source. I would also suggest using masking or gaffer's tape to secure the clamps. By only using 20% of the electricity of incandescent lights, they run cooler and won't overload your electrical circuits. All CFL bulbs are fragile so use care to avoid dropping them.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MATTHEW J T  lots of light at a relatively inexpensive price.
TAO Z  How long is this light? (Size) What is the CRI?
CHARLES G  9 inches overall, extending 7-3/4 inches above a fixture's socket when screwed in.
Colton M  Will this fit the Smith Victor A80?
Robin M  The short answer is yes. This CFL is designed for short neck reflectors. Don't own the A80 but a similar. Problem for some is it will extend a ways past the edge of the reflector. Use it for a soft box and no problem with the extension and will be true for any reflector designed for incandescent. There is a version shaped like a mushroom for these reflectors but more expensive and never saw any need.
Colton M  Thank you!
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