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#1 Serge Teulon

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:06 PM

As photoflood were highly un-ecological they have been discontinued for the last 2 years.

Can anyone "enlighten" (boom, boom!) to the replacement?

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#2 Matt Read

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:33 PM

I'm fairly certain that Photofloods are still being produced.

You can buy them at the B&H website here.
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 07:23 PM

Photofloods are still routinely used here in the US. I haven't heard anything about them being discontinued, or being discontinued in the future.
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:05 PM

Yeah, its getting harder to get them in the Uk for that exact reason, although one website i looked at did say it was possible production could start again in the future, not sure about that.
Everyone I've spoken to in the UK doesn't seem to either know if anyone is coming up with an alternative. I believe that various other sizes of incandescent bulb are going to be discontinued over the next couple of years so we'll need something. Actually I'm not sure if it'll be illegal to make them or just to sell them, don't suppose it makes much difference.

Maybe we'll all have to buy from the US.
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#5 John Brawley

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:26 PM

Yeah, its getting harder to get them in the Uk for that exact reason, although one website i looked at did say it was possible production could start again in the future, not sure about that.
Everyone I've spoken to in the UK doesn't seem to either know if anyone is coming up with an alternative. I believe that various other sizes of incandescent bulb are going to be discontinued over the next couple of years so we'll need something. Actually I'm not sure if it'll be illegal to make them or just to sell them, don't suppose it makes much difference.

Maybe we'll all have to buy from the US.



There is talk of a total ban on domestic tungsten lights all together in Australia based on eco grounds. Tungsten lights only emit 10% of their input energy as light and the rest is heat Made me want to start stockpiling them. Nothing like tungsten for CRI.....

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#6 Serge Teulon

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:49 AM

Can't get them for love nor money herein the UK. So, I'm thinking about purchasing a couple from the US (thanks for the link Mat) it is though quite a conflicting situation.....great bulb but un-ecological....but still great bulb for work.....hmmm.....what to do?

Ooops, just noticed that they are for 120v system......

Edited by Serge Teulon, 13 November 2008 - 11:51 AM.

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#7 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:26 PM

http://www.bltdirect...?pid=10724&cat=

hope this helps.
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#8 Serge Teulon

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 08:00 AM

It certainly does!!

Many thanks! ;)
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