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Different control gear needed for 150w. The physical size of the lamp isn't an issue.
If fitting LED (corn lamp), the existing control gear would have to be disconnected.
As a point, you could use a 250w.
 

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He says it is halogen so it wouldn't need control gear?
Yep.....my boob. :(
Just looking at some old 250w MBFU uplights in a church, today. Buzzing like planes flying over until they warm up. Looking to go LED, corn. It must have been on my mind.:confused:
Just swap 'em then, eh!
 
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YES you can get 150W versions of the j type halogen lamps,
they also make a smaller / shorter one that is 150w.
but in the j size which i think is 111mm yes they are available
maybe not a common size,
So will be harder to find
but a supplier should be able to get them
This will only work on incandesant lamps NOT dis-charge lamps.
if you try it on a discharge lamp ,you will over run it, and destroy it in short order.
 

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