One source says 130v bulbs are only 70 80 as bright as 120v bulbs.
130v light bulbs vs 120v.
130 volt halogen and incandescent light bulbs are manufactured with a thick filament designed to withstand a theoretical 130 volts.
If you have these outside i presume the bulbs are rated for wet exposure.
Say in comparison with a 100w bulb designed for an run at 120v vs a 130v 100w bulb designed for and run at 120v.
If you buy 130v rated bulbs and use them below the rated voltage they will be dimmer dissipate less power and last longer.
He did a quick test and confirmed the power at the fixture is good and normal.
I can believe this but the numbers on the manufacturers spec sheets don t tell the same story.
A phillips 130v 65w br30 reflector flood 248849 is.
I can also vouch for longer life expectancy of 130v bulbs vs 120v bulbs.
It went through bulbs 120v at a rate of about 1 per month.
I ve heard that 130v will tend to last longer but will produce less light output.
The standard bulb is 120v.
A 130v bulb is a commercial grade that will last longer because it will not be operating under full load hence the bulb should last longer.
About 18 months before we moved out of our previous house we got a new garage door opener.
A 130v verses a 120v bulb.
I say theoretical because almost all homes in the us operate on only 110 120 volts.
Then he recommended we switch from 120v to 130v light bulbs and suggested this would most likely solve the problem.
I tried regular bulbs appliance bulbs and garage door opener bulbs.
The standard line voltage in north america is 120 volts 120v.
We called the electrician who wired our house newly rebuilt interior all new wiring to ask him to inspect it.
120v bulbs are designed to be the most efficient at that voltage.
A bulb designed for 130 volts but run at 120 volts has two major impacts.
130v bulbs however are more resistant to power surges and will last longer that 120v bulbs.
One the life is extended about 2 x in number of hours.
Most all lines run higher than 120v usually up to 124v at the source.
120v bulbs will produce a brighter whiter light than 130v bulbs.