I have a light fitting (ceiling-mounting) which is rated at 60W max. Are
there different bulb types available these days which would allow me to
increase the light output? i.e. some type which is brighter for the
same/less heat as a 'normal' 60W. (I don't have a problem with changing the
actual electrical socket fitting if necessary).
Just in case Col is tempted by a 15W flourescent, which
seem to be a lot cheaper... the boxes usually give the light
output at 700 lumens, which is the same as a 60W pearl
incandescent, which I would agree, with having fitted one.
As well as the obvious 20W or 25W compact fluorescents, There are some
mains halogens in "normal" lamp style envelopes.
Halogena is one brand name I recall (Philips product?).
Will give more, and whiter, light than normal incandescent.
Yes, though not much. If CFL will fit I'd go with that. There are
immediate full on ones available, but unless it specifically says so
it wont be.
There are several other aproaches for the more enterprising.
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