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Old 08-20-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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12 Volt DC Compact Fluorescent Bulb

Where to buy a 12 Volt DC Compact Fluorescent Bulb?


Anyone using or have source for 12 Volt DC Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (7w) to fit standard (medium) base light socket?

We have 1964 vintage table lamp we want to use as dinette table lamp while off grid boondocking wired to 12vDC power source (wiring to stock Motorola car radio) in front overhead.

All other interior and exterior lights already LED.

Smart enough to remember it will ONLY be 12 volt lamp, polarity matters (center Pos) and NOT plug it into a 110 outlet.

Looks like lamp is wired with 6 ft of standard 18 / 2 lamp cord. Will that work for a single 12 Volt DC Compact Fluorescent Bulb?

Where to buy a 12 Volt DC Compact Fluorescent Bulb?

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:15 PM   #2
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quick google came up with this Camco RV Fluorescent Bulb
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob
I ran the search here ...but forgot the ol' Interweb Gooogle. duh.

Now if I can find a 7w I score...or go with this 15w for now.
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Backwoods Solar has different wattages, including 7w. Their website is Backwoods Solar Electric Systems, but they used frames in their web design making it difficult to link to anything but the front page. To find the DC compact fluorescents, choose Lighting from the top menu and then pick DC Compact Fluorescent Bulbs.

Here is a link without the frame, Lighting.
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from the above site:

"Installation and use note: Due to start up surge, only one of these DC compact fluorescent bulbs can be installed per switched circuit with a minimum of 10 gauge copper wire for that circuit. Polarity must be observed with the center tip being (+). And once on, the bulb must stay on for at least 20 minutes for longest life."
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