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Where can I buy 5' fluorescent bulbs

Discussion in 'Electric Signs & Channel Letters' started by SummitSignsandmore, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    Anyone have a supplier for 5' fuorescent bulb??? I only need 5...

    Thanks
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    any sign supply house...
     
  3. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    or most bigger electrical suppliers....BTW they are lamps NOT BULBS! Bulbs are, well bulb shaped!
     
  4. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    who is your sign supply company? they should have lamps, sockets and eveything else needed. you may or may not be able to buy just 5. are you replacing all the lamps? if not, just make sure you get the same kind as there are daylights, cool lights and such. the worse thing ever in a sign is to see half of one and half of another as it looks pink and white.
     
  5. andy

    andy Active Member

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    Fluorescent Tube is the correct term.
     
  6. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    lamp.
     
  7. Sign-Man Signs

    Sign-Man Signs Member

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    I got my last from ACE hardware.
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    ACE carries HO lamps?
     
  9. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    Lamp.. Sorry.. I was shock that most electrical store around here were asking $22 per.

    I called a semi local supplier and just picked a few up for about $6 a LAMP..

    Thanks guys for all your input..
     
  10. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    yeah local electric supply houses charge an arm and a leg here too...
     
  11. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Fluorescent lamp or fluorescent tube

    A fluorescent lamp or fluorescent tube is a gas-discharge lamp that uses electricity to excite mercury vapor. The excited mercury atoms produce short-wave ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor to fluoresce, producing visible light. A fluorescent lamp converts electrical power into useful light more efficiently than an incandescent lamp. Lower energy cost typically offsets the higher initial cost of the lamp. The lamp fixture is more costly because it requires a ballast to regulate the current through the lamp.

    Ref:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorescent_lamp
     
  12. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Skinny round white lights. :banghead:
     
  13. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    No Gino, skinny round lights are LED's...)))))))hehehehe
     
  14. "Deposit Please"

    "Deposit Please" Active Member

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    Check your local hardware store. If it's for your shop, i'd do Daylight fluorescent. It helps us shows how colors on test prints will really look like in natural light. The cool white fluorescent didn't show us true colors. The blues were burple...etc We now have all daylight at our shop, which helps us get accurate colors on prints.
     
  15. UFB Fabrication

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    At 6.xx you still paid almost double that a sign supply house should charge.
     
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