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not 45 watt
on December 4, 2011
i checked the wattage of these bulps and they are not 45 watts. they average 23 watts (22-24 watts).
i measured the bulbs with a kill-a-watt meter.
they are also not the same as what is pictured, but another bulb the Cowboy Studio lists on amazon.
I also tested other bulbs for comparison:
14watt nuvision 5500k was 13.5watts
23watt greenlite 2700k was 19watts
so the cowboy studio 45 watt CFL was 50 percent under power compared to 5 to 15 person under for the other tested bulbs.
this is very deceptive and I would ask the company why are they doing this?
photographers buy based on light output so why lie about wattage?
they also say this compares to a 225 watt incandescent, does it? would be interesting to see if anyone has tested with a light meter.
i would beware of any cowboy studio product since they are so willing to misrepresent what they sell.