Re: intensity of bulbs
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Does a 24" bulb at 20 watts have the same intensity as a 48" bulb at 40 watts?
I would expect them to have the same intensity per unit surface area,
so used in a light box they should give equal exposures (but you
could do two prints at a time in the 48" unit because its total
output is double). This is confirmed to a first approximation by
looking at otherwise-identical 24" and 48" tubes -- which you can
often do in the lighting aisle of your local home improvement
store. Their surfaces appear to be the same brightness. (No reason
I can see why the same should not be true for actinic phosphors.) If
you Google for tube specs, you can probably find more precise information.