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Lumiline fixture replacement ideas?

Posted by colinhtucker (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 26, 10 at 13:06

I have 28 lumiline fixtures in a livingroom cove in a midcentury ranch home. They make great quality light, but now that lumiline is discontinued the bulbs are $80 each, and soon to be unobtanium. Has anyone retroffited a lumiline application with some other form of lighting? I sure would prefer to avoid flourescent. LED rope light was tried, but is just too dim.

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RE: Lumiline fixture replacement ideas?

The only practical way to do this is with fluorescent or LED strip. Non dimming, fluorescent will be the best value. A high color rendering warm lamp like an 830 series T8 would work well. Dimming fluorescent substantially increases the cost. Name the reason's you'd prefer to avoid fluorescent.
LED rope is designed to mostly be viewed. It barely makes a glow in a cove hidden from view. Higher power LED light strips like Philips Color Kinetics or Maxim can put out a lot more light but cost many times as much.

Here is a link that might be useful: Philips link

RE: Lumiline fixture replacement ideas?

I've considered retrofitting a burned out lumiline lamp with a string of 10 12V 6W bulbs in series, perhaps tubular "festoon" bulbs commonly used in automotive dome lights. Another option would be strips of LEDs, but in my application the lamps are exposed so it would have to fit within an existing lamp tube, or a frosted plastic tube of the same dimensions. It's difficult to keep LEDs cool in an application like this and it would require an external driver.

RE: Lumiline fixture replacement ideas?

I need a few of the 2 prong Lumiline light sockets and can't find them anywhere locally. Does anyone have a few lying around not being used?

RE: Lumiline fixture replacement ideas?

I noticed a few people here are having trouble locating Lumiline bulbs and fixtures.
LumilineLives makes and markets LED Lumiline direct replacement bulbs/lamps.
They are priced competitively with what original stock, used or new is still available, they have similar lumens and warmth but, being LED, are longer lasting and far more economical to use.
There is a listing on eBay.

Here is a link that might be useful: lamps/bulbs

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