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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

years for

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

battery is


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.

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