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#686234 - Sun May 07 2017 02:32 PM Globe Lighting
mancave1 Offline
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Registered: Thu Aug 11 2011
Loc: Yuba City, CA
I am going to start building a display for my globes. I was thinking of using puck lights to illuminate the globes but I'm not sure if they will be bright enough. Would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. Thank you.

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#686238 - Sun May 07 2017 03:34 PM Re: Globe Lighting [Re: mancave1]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
something similar too a 40w bulb .. ... cool
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#686241 - Sun May 07 2017 03:40 PM Re: Globe Lighting [Re: mancave1]
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
The puck lights I have seen are not bright enough to do the job. Look at the equivalent ratings. Most are only about 7 - 9 watts.
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#686243 - Sun May 07 2017 05:07 PM Re: Globe Lighting [Re: mancave1]
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Since I am in the utility business I will stick my two-cents in. If you are using a regular old incandescent bulb, 40 watts max is the way to go so it doesn't overheat and burn the lens. But, from an amount of light standpoint, don't go by watts, use the lumens rating. So if you are using cfl, or led, look at the amount of lumens...higher the number brighter the light. Higher the number the "whiter" the light will be. Conversely, the lower the number of lumens the "warmer" or more yellow/softer the light will be.
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#686325 - Mon May 08 2017 12:25 PM Re: Globe Lighting [Re: mancave1]
mancave1 Offline
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Registered: Thu Aug 11 2011
Loc: Yuba City, CA
Thank you for the information. I found some puck lights at 300 lumens and there are replacement butts even higher.

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