Preferred birdie lamps?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Joshualangman, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Joshualangman

    Joshualangman Active Member

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    Hi all,

    I just bought some of these lamps to use in PAR 16 birdies:

    https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/5047/Q-JDR075120.html

    The field is uneven, with what appears to be two hot spots in each beam, neither one in the center. Still debating whether it's worth returning them and getting different lamps.

    What are your preferred lamps to use with birdies?

    Thanks,

    Josh
     
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  2. ship

    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Normally similar but 100W for my requests. If 75w is enough in output, no reason to change.

    Technically (history wise) so as to set a standard (debate,) a Birdie would be a low voltage variant of MR-16 similar fixture. Instead PAR 20/E-26 or PAR 16/E-26 PAR Can would for me be a preferred fixture term for the lamp they are in.

    Only get that specific because of tour support needs in defining what lamp they need. Long history of overnighting the wrong lamp across the country when not defined correctly. For me something like 100JDR/MR-16/W/E-26 would in that or some semblence of it description be useful info. Not correct perfect GE description coding for a lamp description, but J(Japan) coding sufficient to know what was wanted.
     
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    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    It's a truss warmer but for other uses when not an Altman #100 Fresnel:

    JDR120v-75w/W Ushio #1001029 MR-16, Quartz WFL 40° Ft. Glass
    Assumning PAR 16 fixture:

    75PAR16/H/FL30 G.E. #41629 PAR 16, Quartz FL 30° 75 w PAR16
    75PAR16/CAP/NFL Osram/Sylv. #59034 PAR 16, Quartz NFL (30° Ba) 75 w PAR16
    75PAR16/CAP/NFL Osram/Sylvania #59042 PAR 16, Quartz NFL 30° 75w/130v PAR16
    75PAR16/NFL/H Abco #05407 PAR 16, Quartz NFL 30° 75 w PAR16
    Q75PAR16FL PEC PAR-16, Quartz 30° 75w/130v PAR16
    75CAP16NF2 Bulbrite #681671 PAR 16, Quartz NFL 30° 75 w PAR16
    75PAR16/NFL Norman Lamps PAR 16, Quartz NFL 75 w PAR16

    On the short list of discontinued but opions once out there.
     
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    macsound Well-Known Member

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    Since it's a truss warmer, can it not be LED?
    I'l looking at finding an optimal 120v LED Par16 for birdies
     
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  5. Joshualangman

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    I'm not using them for truss warmers. It's actor light; it needs to be incandescent.
     

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