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Powerman
03-27-2010, 10:04 PM
I have a Coralife fixture with 2x96x dual actinics with 2x250w MH on Galaxy ballasts. I put 14Ks in and it's time to replace them.

At first, they were too blue. I was coming from horrible Coralife 10ks that were as yellow as a incandescent.

So now I'm used to the blue of the Phoenix, I would get them again, but they are as blue as I want to go.

So what should I try next? Even thought about some 20Ks with no actinics on like XMs. I want good color and PAR. Ushio 12/14K. Iwasakis????

Murfman
03-28-2010, 06:15 AM
I love my Reeflux 12Ks!!!!

SpaceOps
03-28-2010, 07:43 AM
[quote=Powerman;85436]So now I'm used to the blue of the Phoenix, I would get them again, but they are as blue as I want to go.quote]

You seem happy with the Phoenix. What do you want that's different?

Powerman
03-28-2010, 10:52 AM
So now I'm used to the blue of the Phoenix, I would get them again, but they are as blue as I want to go.

You seem happy with the Phoenix. What do you want that's different?

I want less blue. More white. Good colors, good PAR. Phoenix are good all round bulb for color and PAR... even wear good too. But there are so many bulbs out there I want to get what I like. The Pho 14ks are as blue as a I want. The Coralife 10Ks I had before were HORRIBLE.

RoushRacer
03-28-2010, 10:32 PM
The only bulb I have ever liked better than the Phoenix is the Radium.

Have you tried those yet?

Powerman
03-28-2010, 10:51 PM
No. the 14Ks are my first real bulb. I even went with those because they are so widely used, that plenty of folks have comparison experience.

I read that Radiums are the bomb for SE, how are the DE compared to Phoenix?

crimson0152
05-24-2010, 03:27 PM
Murph, where did you get those Reeflux 12Ks? I had them for a while and loved them, but got them from a private seller.