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Pool light bulb any different than regular light bulb?



 
 
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Old September 3rd 07, 02:24 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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I have a Sta-Rite Sunlite pool light in my pool. It's one of the newer versions
with a 250W 120V halogen bulb inside the fixture, mini-can base and T-4 shape.
The replacement bulb is $25 from a pool supply store, but I see the same size
(250W 120V T-4 mini-can) bulbs advertised from other online sellers (even on
Ebay) for as little as $7.

Is there anything special about the bulb sold by the pool supply stores, or
is it the same bulb as I can get for $7? The bulb I took out of it was the one
the fixture came with and it says "0250CL/MC", "130V", "GE", and "KOREA"
stamped into the metal base.

Thanks,
Jonathan
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Old September 3rd 07, 02:36 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Pool light bulb any different than regular light bulb?

I think the difference is $18 Do get a lamp rated for 130 volt as it will
burn cooler and last longer than the 120V



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I have a Sta-Rite Sunlite pool light in my pool. It's one of the newer
versions
with a 250W 120V halogen bulb inside the fixture, mini-can base and T-4
shape.
The replacement bulb is $25 from a pool supply store, but I see the same
size
(250W 120V T-4 mini-can) bulbs advertised from other online sellers (even
on
Ebay) for as little as $7.

Is there anything special about the bulb sold by the pool supply stores,
or
is it the same bulb as I can get for $7? The bulb I took out of it was
the one
the fixture came with and it says "0250CL/MC", "130V", "GE", and "KOREA"
stamped into the metal base.

Thanks,
Jonathan



 




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