Can a 150w PIR light be upgraded to a 300w

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  1. garrymum

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    Hi guys

    I purchased the following outside light a couple of months ago

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    I am now wishing I had opted for the 300w version. Can I just upgrade the bulb to a 300w or will there be some internal differences?

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  2. JohnD

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    no, the tube is bigger.
     
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    Hi,

    What, the 300w bulb is actually bigger? The once I have been looking at are both described as 80mm tubes available in 150 / 300w
     
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    The lamp is bigger and hence it won't fit :rolleyes:
     
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    Even if you found a 300W linear tube that would fit, the fitting is only rated to 150W.

    Problem...
     
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    Page 9 of the manual for the lamp as linked from the screwfix web page says it will take a 300W R7S bulb.



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    Page 9 of the manual for the lamp as linked from the screwfix web page says it will take a 300W R7S bulb.
    USURE?
     
  8. securespark

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    There are two models listed in that spec.

    The 150 model will take 150W. The 300 model will take 300W.

    Which have you got?
     
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    on the lamps I've used, the 300W and the 500W are the same size, and the 150W is smaller.


    Go and have a look in a shop to see.
     
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    You are right I took the code numbers to be the order numbers for the bulbs, but on reflection they are for two versions of the lamp. Note 2 in particular would be way clearer if they had added 'depending on which model you have' to the text.
     

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