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Old 13-01-2008, 10:47   #1 (permalink)
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Yesterday, I took delivery of a light tent with a couple of lamps which use 26w\5100k spiral, screw in bulbs. After about 30 minutes use, (during which all was fine and quite pleased with the results they were producing), one of them started making a buzzing noise and the light output dropped drastically. Shortly after the bulb just died. I tried it in the other lamp, still dead, tried the working bulb in the other lamp and it's fine. So I have a duff lamp. Have emailed the ebay supplier accordingly.

Anyway - is there anywhere like B&Q that is open today that sells these lamps as I was hoping to get quite a bit of gear photographed today to stick on ebay. If not, can anyone recommend a web retailer for future reference?

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Re: 5100k Bulbs

Sorry Ian, but I don't know if B&Q stock dalylight lamps. Most of the fluorescent low-energy bulbs are standard 'white' which has a much lower colour temperature - although really that shouldn't matter if you adjust the WB accordingly. (Though all the lamps must be the same!)

Several web retailers do the daylight ones. I found this one...

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