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rekn
11-08-2007, 01:08 PM
i saw lights on tripods at home depot, would these be ok for a reef? im looking for bulbs that are around 6.7k. would these be a cost effective alternative?

asked on RC, figure id ask you guys too

irishguy24
11-08-2007, 01:15 PM
wow.....just wow

fuzzyt
11-08-2007, 03:03 PM
I've read quite a few posts on RC from people asking about the MH worklights from HD. The arguments always come back to whether the ballast is good enough or whether you can get the right bulbs at the right temperature or whether the spectrum is right or whatever. To be honest, I haven't seen any reports back as to the results of using the lights on a reef. It would be interesting to see if they really work.

calvin415
11-08-2007, 03:16 PM
I don't recall all the technical specs on the reasons, but the bottom line I found in my searching years ago is No, it will work for a refug, but not for a reef.

rekn
11-08-2007, 05:02 PM
whats wrong irish?

irishguy24
11-08-2007, 06:00 PM
just i never thought of using one of those.....may have to get one for my fuge

kharrell
11-08-2007, 06:11 PM
Can you collect info with the clubs PAR meter?

Murfman
11-08-2007, 06:13 PM
A lot of us are using the Lights of America" outdoor flood light for lighting our fuges. It is a 65 watt bulb that gives out 500 watt at the 6500K spectrum.

irishguy24
11-08-2007, 06:42 PM
did you get it at the orange box here?

Murfman
11-08-2007, 06:45 PM
The new one up on Woodman, they are around the corner from the lights in the outdoor light section.

irishguy24
11-08-2007, 06:46 PM
i'll have to go take a looks and see

Murfman
11-08-2007, 06:48 PM
The come in two flavors, White and Black rectangles with a clear plastic cover over the PC bulb.

Huhhhhh
11-08-2007, 09:45 PM
That's what Russ, Cliff and myself are using on our fuges.

ReefJerk
11-08-2007, 11:23 PM
Yep, best bang for the buck on PC fixtures for a fuge. The perfect color for photosynthesis and very cost-effective. Also, you can get the replacement bulb at Lowe's for $10. You know it's time to change it when the macros stop growing.

kharrell
11-08-2007, 11:29 PM
... It is a 65 watt bulb that gives out 500 watt at the 6500K spectrum.

65 watts --> 500 watts ??

ReefJerk
11-08-2007, 11:31 PM
Draws 65 watts of energy, puts out 500 watts of light.

kharrell
11-08-2007, 11:33 PM
Draws 65 watts of energy, puts out 500 watts of light.

That breaks the laws of physics.... maybe one of the units is wrong...

Deuce67
11-09-2007, 06:27 AM
Its just a marketing thing. Its a 65W CF lamps that light up as bright as a 500W incandescent lamp. Like on all those compact spiral bulbs you see out now. Great fuge light but I wouldnt put it over the main tank.

kharrell
11-09-2007, 10:10 AM
Its just a marketing thing. Its a 65W CF lamps that light up as bright as a 500W incandescent lamp. Like on all those compact spiral bulbs you see out now. Great fuge light but I wouldnt put it over the main tank.

Ahhh I get it now.

I about feed up with all the "deception" in marketing these days. I have been buying "blended coffee" drinks from starbucks for several years, only to find out last week that they do not contain coffeee. WTF

Anyone buy a bag of chips lately... The bags are about 5 times too big.

(I must be getting old. These type of things only bother old people)

irishguy24
11-09-2007, 10:30 AM
lmfao