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Measure once, cut two or three times, right?
A few weeks ago, I built the hood for a new 20H tank
that's going in the kids' room. Either my 25' tape
was off, my try square was a few degrees off plumb, or
I should have enjoyed a beer or three AFTER the job
was done. After a return trip to Home Depot for more
lumber, I finally got the dadblamed thing put
together. Now it's time for the lighting.
I have on hand a box full of bakelite incandescent
sockets left by the previous homeowner, plus some #12
copper romex and a slew of wire nuts, cable staples,
etc. left over from the GFCI outlet I installed last
summer. Mounting the sockets inside the hood is a
cinch, using 1-1/2 inch threaded brass nipples and
What I'm looking for (and not having much luck) are
Power Compact Flourescents with an acceptable Color
Temp. So far, the only ones I have been able to find
in the local warehouse joints are the 2700 K PCF's
meant to emulate incandescent light. That's too
yellow for my taste.
If anyone knows of a screw in PCF bulb with color
temps 4100 and higher, I'd appreciate some guidance.
Wattage isn't necessarily important: I have room for
as many as six bulbs in this hood, depending on size.
A source for the bulbs would be great too.
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