DIY lighting not working, what is the problem?
I am trying to get my DIY CFL lighting to work but am having issues. I tried using 27W screw-in CFLs in the fixture pictured below, but they just kept shutting off at first and then they blew completely and are now dead.
I figured that work light would be a good reflector to direct more light down into the tank.
My first thougth was that CFLs are overheating very quickly but then again the worklights are rated for incadescent bulbs up to 75w, so they should be fine with 27w CFL, right? incadescents are producing a lot more heat than the CFLs.
Does anybody have any thoughts on this?