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Electronics 100w Drawing Lightbulb

Discussion in 'Modding' started by M_D_K, 23 Feb 2012.

  1. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Hello fellow techers :)

    Got a bit of a pickle at work I need to make a 100W drawing lightbult with a Bayonet fitting, as you can't buy 100W bulbs anymore due to the goverment having a hissy.

    Basicly one of our Press breaks has a light on the front that indicates when the light guards are active and if the bulb breaks the machine wont work until it detects a new 100W lightbulb and has to be 100W, I've got the engineer out but I'm not paying there crazy money to fix the problem so.

    If I got an LED bulb what would I need to cram into it to make it draw the extra say 94w of juice safely :) ?

    All help will be met with cookies of greatness :).

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-Bulb-...9343600?pt=UK_Light_Bulbs&hash=item27c20ccdf0

    Cheap ebay bulb.
     
  2. dullonien

    dullonien Master of the unfinished.

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    I found 100W bulbs in stock in my local pound shop, and promptly purchased 6 boxes. I use them in my office, because energy saving light-bulbs just don't cut it when you're making intricate models, or drawing. I don't care if energy saving bulbs claim to be 100W equivalents, they simply don't come close.

    So yeah, have a look around, they're still available.
     
  3. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    You couldn't put 100W through an LED without melting it.

    LED's by design draw a very small amount of current, so without fitting a "big ol' current sucking resistor" you're not going to find what you are after.

    You might be better off looking for a Xenon Halogen Lamp with a bayonet fitting as this will give you the high current draw you're after.
     
  4. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    That is exactly what I'm after, how would I wire that into the bulb so that it draws the power?

    I'll take a look at the halogen option as well :).
     
  5. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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  6. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Not through one LED no but you could through an LED lamp if they existed in such a high power draw package :p

    I really wouldn't go for Xenon, they have such short lamp life!
     
  7. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    I've got a load of 100w philips lightbulbs that are energy efficient. They are avaliable.

    Also you could try amazon?
     
  8. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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  9. Dezzsoke

    Dezzsoke What's a Dremel?

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    Or you could use 2 60watt bulbs, just cut the wire, and connect another bulb parallel.
    since its parallel the machine thinks its 120watt.
     
  10. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    According to the engineer its got to be 100w :(, got one old 100w in at the moment but will work on modding an LED lightbulb when it arrives.
     
  11. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Have you actually tried a lower wattage bulb? Despite what the engineer says their usually 'fitters' not 'engineers' so when it comes to servicing they replace like for like.

    I had an engineer at my last job throw a fit over the fact we gave him a purple Cat5 patch to replace his broken grey Cat5 cable they use in the field to talk to our devices. Needless to say we gave him a Red cat5 cable and said it was faster.
     
  12. Dezzsoke

    Dezzsoke What's a Dremel?

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    there's 60watt bulb, and there's also 40watt bulb, 60+40=100, but i think anything over 100watt will turn the thing on.
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    ^^^ This. I'd think it very strange that the machine sensor would be married to a specific wattage of bulb. I bet it just looks for a closed circuit and any bulb will do.
     

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