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RE:Fluorex Lights ( Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #389)
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: RE:Fluorex Lights ( Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #389)
- From: "Gitte" <eladeria at rogers_com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 02:12:31 -0400
- Importance: Normal
- In-reply-to: <bulk.16311.20021011141535 at mailhub_actwin.com>
This is GREAT.! I have been looking for a way to vastly improve the
lighting over both my 20G and my 10G which both have the original litle
fluorescent fixtures that came with them.
I checked it out on homedepot.com and at lightsofamerica.com. I would
buy it today, but live in Canada, and homedepot.com seems to ship only
to the US. Does anyone know whether there is a Canadian Home Depot
website? I haven't been able to find one. Or do other Canadian
retailers carry this fixture?
> Hi everyone, I posted this topic on 2 other groups and got 0
> replies. Perhaps this may be of no interest here either but
> I'll give it a try as I was expecting some interest at least.
> While I was at HomeDepot getting some ballasts I found a
> fixture called "65Watt Fluorex Fluorescent Outdoor
> Floodlight". If you go to www.homedepot.com and search for
> SKU# 343177 you can see it. It's a compact fluorescent bulb
> and water proof fixture. The price was just under $30 so I
> figured it was probably a 3000K bulb etc... etc.... I whent
> home and looked it up and here is a link to the manufacturer:
> http://www.lightsofamerica.com/products/Security1.htm (model 9027)
> To my surprise this bulb is rated at 65000K color temp and
> 8000+ lumens. I then found the same light being marketed on
> eBay as a 500W hydroponics grow light with a "bargain"
> starting bid of $45 and $14 shipping!! I've also seen others
> sell it for $75+!! (Just search for Fluorex on eBay)
> So has anyone tried these over a tank yet? The fixture is
> small enough to probably light up a 10gallon tank with 65W!!
> You can probably hang it from the ceiling too for open tanks.
> I think for $30 I'll just pick one up next time I'm there and
> find a use for it at home. They had one on display and it is
> very bright! The price is great if indeed they can be used
> for planted tanks.
> Giancarlo Podio