View Full Version : Flood lamp or no flood lamp?

05-13-2009, 10:57 AM
I have read a few threads from a few boards, some suggest flood lamp style bulbs others do not. The non flood light bubls are obvisously much cheaper so if there isn't a large difference in performace I'd get those. Wouldn't the metal cone styel screw in bases make the normal CF bulbs almost like a flood light anyway?

What exactly whoudl I be looking for other than 3000k and the highest wattage I can find? I'd really like to pick these up at HD/Lowes/Wal-Mart but many of their bulbs dont' like the K rating.

05-13-2009, 04:33 PM
Not sure they are cheaper. The floods are about $10 each.

05-14-2009, 12:26 PM
Woudl this not work for $3.95?


05-14-2009, 04:54 PM
It would work, but remember all the light you lose that is not pointed at the screen.

05-14-2009, 06:45 PM
I have a few of these laying around that I figured would help with that problem. If I'm better with a flood I understand, just trying to save a few bucks where I can :)

05-17-2009, 12:13 PM
Does any use these or know if I'd be ok?

05-17-2009, 02:29 PM
Should be fine, you could get away with a standard energy saving bulb in that and get a reasonable amount of reflection from it, a flood light would likely focus the light better however.

05-19-2009, 10:10 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Earthmate-EP2352A ... 734&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Earthmate-EP2352AK-23-Watt-Mini-Spiral-6-Pack/dp/B001WAL1NW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1242752734&sr=1-1)

Seems to be a pretty good deal!! Since these bulbs don't last long I would have thought more people woudl be doing this instead of buying the $10 flood light style?