Posted by Mr Wizzard on January 16, 2006, 2:31 am
New 12-volt bulb they have out now: ($)
The ones I got are the Feit BPESL13T/MAR-12 ($2)
(at the bottom of this page:)
Posted by Vaughn on January 16, 2006, 2:34 pm
I think this one is 12 watts, but not 12 volts.
These are 12 volts and they are great lamps, been using them for years for
yard lighting. Someday I will run some 12 volt circuits so I can use them
Posted by Mr Wizzard on January 16, 2006, 8:32 pm
Yard lighting??? That Feit number I give ya (~13T/MAR-12)
is a full-size CF w/ standard Edison base (and not water proof).
And they are 12-v "DC", so I'm interested in your set up. When
I hear "yard lighting", I think 12-volt "AC", cheesy Malibu lights,
zip cord all tangled in beauty bark, and wrapped around the rose
bushes, and them goofy-ass connectors that NOone can get to
work. So how do you power your "yard lights" ?
Posted by Vaughn on January 16, 2006, 9:33 pm
Not yard lighting as in "accent lighting" but real area anti-crime and
convenience lighting. I power them with a set of 4 batteries that also serves
as the starting battery for my generator & for hurricane power. The battery is
charged with two mismatched solar panels that add up to about 100 watts. A
little Trace C12 controller does everything (charge control, LVD, & lamp
control). I put those Feit lamps in ordinary porch light fixtures and connect
them with the heavy size Malibu light cable. After several years, I am still
waiting for the first lamp to fail.
Posted by Mr Wizzard on January 17, 2006, 12:08 am
Dude, you ROCK!. You are "all over" this.
Trace engineering makes excelent products.
I'm wanting one of their 3KW inverters to
use with this load of 105AH brand new TelCo
batteries I got, but I just can't swing that price.
And its truely "good" that you were thinking
about LVD. The only thing "wrong" with your
rig that that fricken Malibu light cable hehe...
(sorry, I had to stick that in - I hate that stuff)
Too stiff to work with in the cold, expensive,
and did I mention, I jsut hate the stuff? hehe.
For LV stuff, I use 12-guage speaker cable -
I found it at a local hardware store to actually
be cheaper than 16 gague zip cord, can u believe?
And since one of them Feit 12-volt CF's only draw
.86 Amps, all you really need is ordinary household
zip cord (unless you are feeding a large string of em)
Anyway, thats way off on a tangent. So what kind
of batteries you got? Some sort of Hawker AGM ?
(or regular 15ah gel-cells ?) And yeah, aint them
Feit 12-volt CF's something? - man, they do get
bright after being on for some time, don't they?
I never even thought of using them for outside.