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Need a better understanding on strobe wattage

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by rb8484, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    I have a 90 watt power supply. It is a 6 channel and I am only using 4 of them. I need to get 2 new tubes amber in color and need to know what wattage I need. I assume my bulbs currently are running 22.5 watts each??
    If someone can clarify this for me, i would appreciate it!
  2. citywide

    citywide Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Depends on the power supply. If it's a regulated power supply then each outlets always gets equal power, if not then you would be correct and the four outlets you are using would equal 22.5 each
  3. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Hey, thanks alot, just wanted to make sure!
  4. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    your right on the 22.5....if you decide to use the other 2 outlets the bulb can stand the less wattage... If you'd go smaller in the bulb size the draw would fry the bulb if it's not regulated. Good luck with it!