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MichaelC

Colored Flood Lights

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A while back, I saw a thread discussing the different types of colored flood lights. The consensus was that the ones with 'textured' bulbs were not the best although they were readily available at home centers.

My question is does anyone have any ideas where to get the 'better' colored floods?

Thanks

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K:

Those look like the ones with the dimple/texture lenses that everyone has told me are no good. Let me know if they give you deep enough colors.

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Michael

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It is the smooth thin glass to avoid. The riged top is THICK glass. I have one here and it is about 1/4 in thick!

--Daniel L

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That was my belief, Daniel. In your experience, are they pretty bright? The ones I bought are 95 watts, and I got red, green and blue.

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Well I am only testing a 90 w thick(bumpy) glass WHITE flood. Yes it is VERY BRIGHT. The $ store had red and green floods in stock around christmas the same EXACT brand/model and size as the $12.00 ones in Lowes. So next christmas I will be getting my red/green floods their!

--Daniel L

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Here is an example of the bulbs I use. The smooth thicker glass surface type bulb projects a verytruecolor and strong array of light. I've used the thin glass faced bulbs with the dimples and from what I exprienced, the color is not as strong andthey faded really fast (and that was indoors). I'veused floods inside my amusement ride to light up the facadesince 2003and prefer this type over the other type. I haven't replaced one yet due to fading.It's worth the slightly higher price. I use red, blue and green and they all hold their color really well.

par38_colored_flood_85.jpg

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MichaelC wrote:

My question is does anyone have any ideas where to get the 'better' colored floods?

Michael, to answer your question. Here is a link from GE products that you can do a search of your area. There is also access to coupons on this link.

http://www.gelighting.com/na/home_lighting/where_to_buy/

Hope this helps.

Tom

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I try to when I can, but when I buy from Rosco, the gels come in 36"x36" which is very large. I have also had trouble getting a gel holder and just taping it around the lamp dosen't seem to work. It is the way to get the best color. RoscoLux is the best!

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Michael,

I got those floods in the other day. While the physical construction seems to be pretty sturdy (tap on the lens sounds solid, not hollow), the color depth seems a little shallow. I haven't done a lot of testing (just plugged them in, in my garage, then turned out the light), but the blue and green appear to be on the "white" side.

You might look at this thread for more details.

~K

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I have used CAN lights in the past PAR38, 100-150 WATT, very TRUE deep theatrical color compared to floods, bulbs cost about the same but you can change the color any time. Check Ebay, many 8'fers for sale with 120v plugs. I am switching out about 20 floods this year.

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