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Old 11-08-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
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halogen vs fluorescent lights

Hello, tried to search and not had much luck finding an answer so hoping i can get some opinions on this.

so far i have been corecting the paint on my car under flourescent lights in the unit where i work, the light is great but now i'm starting on the sides and realise i need some form of light for doing the lower panels.

the small halogen floor lamps seem favourable but from looking on sites like screwfix, they sell floor standing fluorescent tubes, would these be better over halogens?
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Halogens tend to be better, more intense light and gives off more of a spotlight effect than flo's.

Get some decent replacement lamps when getting a halogen floor light, Philips are preferred.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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ok cheers for reply, so i assume the 500w is the better choice ?

and then i'll just order some philips bulbs from some where, are they just better quality and last longer?
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:57 AM   #4
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Spend the extra on a Metal Halide floodlight - 150w.
Will outperform the halogens, and less radiant heat (wasted energy).
Will need a stand though.
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Yeah Phillips tend to be better and outlast. I'm a sparky and ask for phillips when replacing lamps as they do tend to be better made.
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There are some metal hallide lamps on offer on here at the mo, autobrite i think
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