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Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp

B&H # SYGCA Mfr # 54428
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Product Highlights
  • G5.3 Base
  • T3 Shape
  • 200 Hour Avg Lamp Life

The Sylvania GCA (250W/120V) Lamp is a T3 shape display optic halogen bulb. The GCA has a G5.3 base and a 200 hour lamp life. This lamp is commonly used for studio, theater, TV & video.

Watts 250
Volts 120
Color Temperature 3200°K
Average Life Hours 200
Approx. Lumens 5700
Base Type G5.3
Shape T3
Technology Display optic halogen
Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp
  • 90-Day Warranty
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    Sylvania / OsramGCA (250W/120V) Lamp
     
    4.3

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good color value (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Good power output (5)
    • Long-lasting (5)
    • Attaches securely (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (6)
      • Indoors (5)
      • Low light (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Explosively Great

      This is a great bulb. It works well. It lights well. It blows up sometimes. Make sure to not touch it with your fingers. The oils from you hand cause the explosions....Read complete review

      This is a great bulb. It works well. It lights well. It blows up sometimes. Make sure to not touch it with your fingers. The oils from you hand cause the explosions. Fortunately I've only experienced this a few times. It is still a great bulb. I will continue to use them until I move on to LED.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Extremely Disappointed

      First of all, this is not the cheapest bulb one can buy. I ordered this bulb after reading the great reviews, expecting the price to justify the reliability of the product. I hoped...Read complete review

      First of all, this is not the cheapest bulb one can buy. I ordered this bulb after reading the great reviews, expecting the price to justify the reliability of the product. I hoped for a high-quality product, but after 10 minutes of lighting in my Lowel Pro-Light, the bulb suddenly changed color temperature and then quickly turned off. Once it cooled down, I took a look at the bulb and it appeared the filament broke off within the glass.

      I'm not quite sure whether it was a manufacturing defect, handling during shipping, or just that it is a poor quality product, but it is pretty inconvenient to have the bulb die out just a couple days before a shoot.

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      4.0

      Explosively Great

      By Jeremiah D

      from Des Moines, IA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Explosive
      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

      This is a great bulb. It works well. It lights well. It blows up sometimes. Make sure to not touch it with your fingers. The oils from you hand cause the explosions. Fortunately I've only experienced this a few times. It is still a great bulb. I will continue to use them until I move on to LED.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Let there be light!

      By Jon the Videographer

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

        It lights, just as bright as any 250W bulb should. Works for me!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great bulb!

        By Kev

        from Dartmouth MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Runs Hot

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

        Superb bulb, just what you would expect from Sylvania. Good leads and fit nicely in my Lowel light.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Extremely Disappointed

        By David the Videographer

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

            First of all, this is not the cheapest bulb one can buy. I ordered this bulb after reading the great reviews, expecting the price to justify the reliability of the product. I hoped for a high-quality product, but after 10 minutes of lighting in my Lowel Pro-Light, the bulb suddenly changed color temperature and then quickly turned off. Once it cooled down, I took a look at the bulb and it appeared the filament broke off within the glass.

            I'm not quite sure whether it was a manufacturing defect, handling during shipping, or just that it is a poor quality product, but it is pretty inconvenient to have the bulb die out just a couple days before a shoot.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good replacement for Lowel-Pro light

            By Billy the Kid

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time
              • Special Events

              Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

              Used this to replace a burnt out light in my Lowel-Pro. Works great, no complaints.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Simple Quality

              By T-Money

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

                easy to use, works great. a simple light that can make all the difference. bulb has a long life as well.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Shipped Fast - Well Packed - Works Great

                By ChadEdge

                from Canada

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

                  No complaints, it is what it says it is, works well, and as always well handeld by B&H

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product.

                  By DSLR Video

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

                    I use this product with my Lowel Pro Lights. They are bright an work great so far.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good basic lamp

                    By grist

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

                        It's a replacement lamp. remove the old one, plug in the new one, turn on the instrument and voila, let there be light!

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                        4.0

                        Spare bulb

                        By Hank

                        from Southwest Virginia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light

                          Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

                          This is a spare bulb used in my Lowell lights. It's an exact replacement for the one that was in it originally.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good value for the money

                          By Fred

                          from Tacoma, WA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sylvania / Osram GCA (250W/120V) Lamp:

                                Good value for the money

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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