I've seen them in one of our Bunnings hardware stores here, but they are 12v and fit halogen sockets...must be a market for coloured downlights? I think they were low powered..5W maybe? And I would guess they were cold cathode too, given the thickness of the tube was probably only 4mm or so.
Re: Colored Spiral Compact Fluoros#145973 09/01/0611:47 AM09/01/0611:47 AM
How about the indicator coloring paints of yesteryear, or food coloring dyes?
Thanks -- That's a good idea, and one which hadn't crossed my mind.
What sort of application are these being used for?
They're actually linked with the very long-running saga of the mobile home and PV/wind system in this thread .
We're putting the regular white CFLs in most of the light fittings (spiral types due to restricted space), but the owner wants a couple of colored bulbs for decorative lighting (alcoves etc.), but being on the inverter system wants to keep the loading as low as possible.
I think he wants a couple of red or orange bulbs for the backlighting in the gas heater too.
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