Saturday, January 25, 2014

Wanted: Daylight spotlights

Daylight Bulbs

Does anyone know where I can buy daylight balanced spotlights from?

I use them to illuminate the layout building workbench and also for photography but while I can get the 60W bulbs (left) from t'Internet and possibly my favorite hardware store, they aren't as good as a 60W spotlight.

I'm assuming that the rules over incandescent light manufacture have killed them off but I'm struggling to find a suitable replacement. The bulbs have to fit a standard ES fitting but I'm happy to use long life versions IF I can get sufficient light.

Suggestions please dear reader.

9 comments:

Sam Clarke said...

Phil have a look on amazon :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=r63+60w&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=38885662314&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13167257711815223979&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_2z3d7fh6rp_b

Phil Parker said...

Sadly, I can only see conventional spotlights in that listing - I need daylight balanced.

Anonymous said...

Try Hobbystore. My local one has loads of different ones including LEDs, and ones with table stand magnifying glasses. If low power is a problem you just need a second lamp stand, which would help with shadows as well.

Anonymous said...

Sorry that should have read Hobbycraft, not Hobbystore. Their websiteows loads of stores across the country so you should have one nearby.

Phil Parker said...

Thanks - there's one about 10 miles away so I'll have a look as soon as I can work up the nerve to drive to Coventry and THE RINGROAD OF DEATH. :-)

James Finister said...

I usehttps://uk.daylightcompany.com/

Tony Cockrell said...

Try pet (reptile) suppliers -search 'Komodo daylight basking spot E27'...

They appear to come in 50/75/100/150watt (but not 60, as far as I can see)

Tony

Phil Parker said...

Thanks chaps. I'll have a look and let everyone know how I get on.

Carol Bagley said...

http://www.thenaturalapproach.co.uk/humanproduct_pages/daylight_bulbs.html

I found this on't web .Don't know if it's what you're looking for.