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Bug Zapper Light Bulbs
Bug zapper light bulbs that attract bugs so they'll get zapped!
Price Each: Starting at $11.89
Bug Zapper Light Bulbs
FUL Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
FUL compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Price Each: Starting at $16.34
FUL Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Import FUL Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Import FUL compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Price Each: Starting at $16.34
Import FUL Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

About this product.
The FUL light bulb is an older style of light that was used many years ago but still had some application. It was made to be smaller in size and could fit in the light fixtures such as lanterns and certain types of insect control equipment replacing incandescent bulbs. It has a unique four pin base that is arranged in a square shape pattern with the tube that has a narrow u-shape. Most of the time it operated on a magnetic ballast, but there were times where it is electronically ballasted depending on the light fixture that you might have. The size is related to the wattage, and each ballast operates one specific watt rating. For those of you who have this type of bulb, it’s something that has become harder to find, but we have plenty of them in stock. There are some variations on this type of light with some manufacturers, but if you see this exactly how it is pictured, then you know you have the correct one, all you need to know is what wattage it is. These are very similar to twin tube lamps, but these have a wider tube, and the type of connection with the pins is very different from that.

Saving energy or simple CFL replacement.
The lighting industry is changing, and so is the fluorescent lighting that you see today. It has become more energy-efficient over time, but now you’re starting to see the advent of energy-saving LED bulbs that are replacing a lot of the FUL fluorescents. The energy efficiencies have gotten so good that people can replace even energy-efficient pin base CFL fluorescents. If you’re looking at replacing your lighting with more efficient LED light bulbs, we can help you with that as well. We have a complete line of light fixtures that will work well for your situation regardless of the application. There’s never been a better time to take a look at saving energy by replacing older types of lighting technology. Keep in mind that there’s also a lot of electric utility rebates and the incentives will help reduce payback time and increase your return on investment. Many commercial lighting users often see a payback of anywhere from 1 to 3 years although there are times when it goes even lower than that if an incentive from the utility company comes into play. If you’re wondering how much money you can save by upgrading your lighting system, we do have a spreadsheet on the left-hand column of our website that you can download for free. It gives you a necessary calculation of how much energy and money you can save by going to something that’s more energy-efficient. You can input the data of your existing system on one side and then the new system on the other side with the reduced wattage. Depending on your kilowatt cost you’re going to be able to save quite a bit of money, and you can find out whether it makes economic sense to make the change. It will tell you what the payback would be and will even tell you what your maintenance savings would be. All this comes into play if you’re looking to upgrade your lighting to something that’s more energy-efficient. That being said, fluorescent lighting is still an energy-efficient source, and many people again order it. It’s not going anywhere for the time being and there even many replacement parts like these light bulbs that you see here that will be available for a very long time to come.

The color of FUL lamps.
Although these have a specific color temperature, there usually referred to like the more common type of identification as cool white, warm white or daylight. The cool white is about a 4000K light color, the warm white is 2700K, and the daylight is a 6500K color. Because this is an older style of light, that’s how they named them back then. For the most part, these are not made anymore, and we are selling off the stocks that we have of this particular type of lamp. The industry moved on from these quite some time ago, but there are still some imported light fixtures that utilize this type of light. So if you have something that you’re trying to replace look for the CW, WW or D designation to determine which color that you may have. If you want something that’s going to be close to incandescent, then the warm white is what you should choose. If you want something that looks close to office lighting white, then it’s the cool white. The daylight color has a slightly blue tent and is like outside daylight. Sometimes this is called full spectrum lighting because it peaks in the main areas of the spectrum which our eyes use. Even though these fluorescent lamps have these particular colors, the color rendering index or CRI is not very good with these. If you’re looking for something that’s more color correct, you’re going to have to go with a different kind of light fixture because there are no options for that in this type of lamp.

The unique bug zapper application.
There were quite a few manufacturers of bug zappers for insect control that utilize this type of lamp. It didn’t use any of the colors that we were talking about earlier. It has a particular phosphor that’s called a black light 350 which the insects are naturally attracted to. It has that light purple appearance with a high UV output, and it usually attracts insects where they are then dispatched never to be seen again. This has the same physical and electrical characteristics as the other versions which have the standard colors and wattages. But this has the special application for this type of light fixture. Some of the brands were called Stinger and so many that there’s not enough space to mention them all. This will rarely have an application inside of an industrial machine which uses this type of light, but usually not this type of pin configuration or lamp.
 
More about fluorescents in general.
Fluorescent has been a very energy-efficient source that has been around for a long time now and creates light in a much smaller package that was available at the time. Usually, when somebody had to have this type of lighting, it had to be in a linear source, that was no longer the case with CFL’s. So gone were the days of having to have incandescent bulbs in a small type of light fixture, the CFL’s replace that in a widespread fashion. People saw the advantages of using something that was going to save them a lot of money and energy. As with any fluorescent, they operate on a ballast. The older style T12’s that are being phased out operated on a magnetic ballast, and you can’t get those ballasts anymore. It’s all gone to the electronic ballast, and that also is what CFL’s in 2-pin and 4-pin base and all the updated T8 lighting operates on. If you’re having a problem with something that’s not lighting up, then you either have to replace lamps or replace the electronic ballast. Electronic ballasts can run anywhere from 10 to 15 years in the field in a real-world situation. Sometimes they could go longer than that, but it all depends on how many hours a day run it and how many times you started. One of the biggest enemies of life for any fluorescent is the switching it on and off. If you know you’re going to run it all day with some intermittent use, it might be better to leave it on all the time. For those of you who don’t know what electronic ballast is it merely a device that is made to start the fluorescent lamp and a very high voltage and then goes down to a lower voltage for operation duty. When you take off the ballast channel inside of a light fixture, you’ll see the ballast right there. Usually black and it will have a label with all the particulars as to what lamp it will run and all the specifications it has. When lights don’t start it usually means a ballast is gone bad especially when there’s more than one at a time that is not lighting. If it’s only one that’s not lighting, then you probably need to replace the lamp itself.

How can we help you today?
People sometimes have trouble diagnosing what the problem is with their light fixture when it comes to this. And if you do, you can give us a call or email us any information that you have like a picture or a video and let us know what’s going on. We've probably seen the problem before, and we can probably tell you exactly what you need to do to help get your lighting system working correctly again. Most of the time is just replacing a bulb, but it could be something else and that something else is typically a ballast. If your light fixtures are ancient and you’re thinking about just putting in new lamps that may be the time to consider going to something like an LED system. That could be something where you are retrofitting existing housing, or it could be something where you go in and take out the old light fixtures and put new ones in. It all depends on you and what the paybacks are and any incentives that may be involved. In any case, you can get maximum light output for the least amount of energy these days with a wide range of LED. But for those of you who want to maintain this type of lighting system, we're going to have lamps and ballast for these for many years in the future. So please feel free to give us a call or email us with any questions you have. Also, keep in mind that if you’re a more substantial use of this type of product, you can call us for quantity pricing that we can do for you. We believe in getting you the best products at a great price and delivering it promptly.

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