Can anyone explain the difference between these 2 cfl bulbs?

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by GrimloxK, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Hi, so I'm about to buy some bulbs from 1000bulbs.com and I see 2 different sets of 2700k bulbs with almost the same exact specifications and from the same company I was going to get 4 of the cheaper $4 bulbs compared to the $14. Can anyone tell me if theres is a difference?

    Expensive bulb:
    42 Watt - CFL - 150 W Equal - 2700K Warm White - Min. Start Temp. -20 Deg. F - 82 CRI - 67 Lumens per Watt - 15 Month Warranty - TCP 28942-27 | 1000Bulbs.com

    Cheaper version:
    42 Watt - CFL - 150 W Equal - 2700K Warm White - Min. Start Temp. -20 Deg. F - 82 CRI - 67 Lumens per Watt - 15 Month Warranty - TCP 801042 | 1000Bulbs.com
     
  2. Probably just the brand, as odd as that sounds.
     
  3. they're both under tcp though....I want to know why theres a $10 difference. I'm afraid to pull the plug
     
  4. Contact the manufacturer and ask them. I suspect that the main difference between them is the profit margin.
     
  5. #5 deacon, Jan 26, 2011
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    i suspect the difference is a typo on their part...if not..im get some 42 watters:p..just added some to cart and they priced out though..maybe they ream ya on ship
     
  6. thats weird.

    The only difference i see is one says warm white and the other says no bulb colour
     
  7. the more expensive one might be a 3-way bulb
     
  8. Toasty what do you mean when you say profit margin

    the only difference i see is that the cheaper bulb uses "amalgamated technology". Damn what should i do...
     
  9. The more expensive one is .3 inches shorter. That's the only difference I see.

    I was expecting to see a difference in life expectancy, but they're rated to be the same o_O I know I picked up some lights at my local wally world that were exactly the same except one was rated for less hours.
     
  10. I meant that my guess is that only major difference is they make perhaps $1 profit on the cheap bulb and $10 profit on the expensive bulb...
     
  11. I use the cheaper ones......I've had great results with CFL



    LONG LIVE THE CURLY-BULBS
     

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