Uplighter with big 55 watt CFL?

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Hi

Thought I'd run this idea past the forum.

We have a halogen uplighter in our living room that uses a 250 Watt halogen bulb. It's great for lighting up the room which is really very dark without it (we use a 26 watt CFL for the main central light).

I wondered if it would be possible to use an uplifter with a 55 Watt CFL to cut down my bills. Something like this..

http://www.taraschoice.co.uk/default.cfm/loadindex.297

I'm worried that the bulb would look ridiculously large though, and that a typical Argos uplighter wouldn't hide it. Does anyone know any cheaper uplighters that would suit better?

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  • Cardew
    Cardew Posts: 29,038 Forumite
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    These bulbs are Direct Current(12 volt DC) and you will need a fairly big power pack to AC convert mains voltage. You can't use them in an uplighter without this.

    Steer well clear of powerful DC lighting in a house.

    Not the sort of equipment you would expect to find on a website advertising 'breast and nipple enhancement'! My imagination is running riot.
  • JohalaReewi
    JohalaReewi Posts: 2,614 Forumite
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    BLT direct can be pretty handy for unusual spec light bulbs. Why not drop them an email to see what they can suggest?

    http://www.bltdirect.co.uk/
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