Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Philips 75 Watt R20 Light Bulbs now Discontinued

If you are looking for the Philips 75 Watt R20 Light Bulb, I'm afraid to tell you that they are now long longer available. As a result of the 2005 energy bill that Congress passed, all R20 bulbs 50 watts and over are to be discontinued in 2010. You will find them nowhere!

In this bulb type the 75 watt version is the first to go. The 50 watt and 100 watt are still available and you can find them at Light Bulb Market.

Holly Eddins

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What is the ANSI Code?

An ANSI Code stands for the "American National Standards Institute." For most Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium and Medium/Low Pressure Sodium bulbs, the fixture contains the "ballast" or starting mechanism that lights up the light bulb. (In incandescent, halogen, led and compact fluorescent light bulbs this starting mechanism or ballast is built into the bulb.)

The ANSI is an organization that regulates or agrees upon certain standards for each of the HID light bulbs that require a ballast to ignite the bulbs. When using a bulb that requires a ballast the ANSI code must match for the light bulb to function properly.

Holly Eddins