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lighting question

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What would use more battery. A flourescent lite with 2 8 watt bulbs in it or one of the regular lites with one of those bulbs similare to a tail lite bulb. not sure how many watts one of those are.

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If it is a incandescent lantern with a flashlight type bulb, that definately would use more power than a couple of 8 watt bulbs.

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it is the type of bulb you would find in a tail lite. many campers and fish houses have them.

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the flouescent uses 1.2 amps. is that less than what the other style lite would use??

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The 12volt auto bulb will use about 13 watts with a fully charged battery and draw just around 1 amp. Most auto bulbs are about 1.4 ohms.

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So the flourescent will actually use more????

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So the flourescent will actually use more????


Yes, but the two of them will also produce far more usable light. You will get about 5 times the lumens per watt.

Incadescent is around 10 or so lumen per watt

Fluorescent lamps range from 50 to 60

New LED's are over 100 per watt

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