retro fitting CFL/LED bulbs as modeling bulbs

Started May 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: retro fitting CFL/LED bulbs as modeling bulbs
In reply to TomServo, Jun 9, 2014

OK, so this was a bust. The CREE bulbs have a what looks like a plastic piece near the base that is actually a coated metal heat sink. Since it sits very close to the flash tubes in my lights the discharge ends up arcing through the heatsink rather than through the gas in the flash tube resulting a quite little "tick" versus a bright light.

Oh well, Home depot did at least let me return the bubls.

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