I found about 20 48" bulbs in the barn of the property I bought and
was going to use them for shop lighting...
Now that I go to put them in the fixtures I see they have a sticker
that says "For Commercial and Industrial use only. Do not use in
Worklight / Shoplight fixtures." Of course, I tried them (in a new
shoplight fixture) :^) and they glow pink at each end and buzz, never
"starting up" to clean white light.
The code on the other end says F40CW/EE/CC. 40@ watts, CW=cool
white but I can't find anything that describes the EE or the CC with
several Google searches.
First, does anybody know what EE and CC mean?
Second, why would this bulb *not*
work in a shop fixture, but would
work in a commercial fixture? Magnetic vs. electronic ballast?
Higher power? Different startup? Better efficiency? Different light
If there's no way to get them to work, then I'll donate them to my
Habitat ReStore (with a big explanation label) and buy some regular