What To Look For When Buying Incandescent Bulbs?

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    Gametime

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    Right got ya.. apart from my wattage which I can easily go up with (
    Philips Incandescent Standard E27 - Any-lamp )

    Everything else is good in terms of suitability for sleep? And I didn't plan to use them red bulbs for red light therapy, just as an extra option for the bed side lamps if I felt like it Yano!

    Thanks though man!
     
  2. DaveFoster

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    130 volt, ~1-3 shined at a time.
     
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    ill like to use a accurate spectroscope and see how accurate warm white led 2700k have in terms of wavelength colors. but ya if you dim a 1500 watt dim to 250 watts you will have so much more red and orange led will not as worth it for saving electricity.
     
  4. smith

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    You mean dim it using one of those external dimmers you can plug into the same socket as your light?
     
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    yes if you dim leds though unless they say they wont change wavelength and even then not by much. Incandnets when you dim can change more so. Halogens can too but then you lower how long they last. Incanndets you dim then they last way longer.
     
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    Cool, thanks. Can a 500watt incandescent bulb + a e39 to 326 converter work in any light socket it fits in or should they ONLY be put in a 250-300watt(or higher, if it exists) brooder lamp just to be safe? Also, does the voltage capacity of the dimmer matter, like 120 vs 130 volts?
     
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    a 500 watt with adapter would work in a socket but if it says 300 watt for example then it could be a fire hazard it would work. 500 watt would burn quite a bit. anything higher then 300 watt real fire hazard. Dimming a 500 watt to 300 watt gives you better wavelength.
     
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    Hey man , do you think there are some health benefits if i use incandensent red light bulb that contains low amount of watt (10-60) ?
     
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    aymen tiny bit but not enough to notice unless you took a 20 watt and had it almost touching skin. but still not that much. your better of using 18 or 25 watt leds super close to skin as no or very little uv.
     
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    i,m going to buy one and start using it a few minutes per day , is it safe and effective if i put it very close to my skin?
     
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    leds yes incandescent no you can burn yourself halogens no way could have uva coming though them depending on filter.
     
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    nice , thank you .
     
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    hey again @biggirlkisss , @Daniel11 i have been searching for red bulbs and i finally find one and i bought it , here in my country usually they sell blue bulbs , it's very hard to find red , so i bought one which is named : GLINT LAMP BULB ,Red 100 watt , 220-240 volt .
    i didn't find a LED , is there a benefit from the one i bought it if i use it minutes before bed ?
    it looks like this one and emits red color https://www.amazon.com/Incandescent...ture_twenty_browse-bin:3267892011&s=hi&sr=1-5
     
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    Regarding incandescents, how important is the glass of the bulb itself? (i.e. Frosted/soft/diffused vs clear/hard/un-diffused) I remember reading or hearing somewhere the bulbs should be clear for them to be the most beneficial. From an aesthetic point of view though, diffused lighting is generally more desirable. I can understand and appreciate that the less there is to obstruct the spectrum of light, the more ideal. However, as we approach the NIR and IR end of the light spectrum, how much of a benefit is there to be gained from keeping the light un-diffused? Actual data to this end would be preferred.
     
  16. biggirlkisss

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    clear is better i dunno by how much. Ones that are not clear still help.
     
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