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Re: Fluorex Lights
On the LOA website you will find a link to the resellers page, there are a
few chains that carry these lights and some may ship to Canada. If you're
interested in this topic, you will find an initial review of this lamp by
someone who has the equipment to test it on the UniQuaria Yahoo group. Still
waiting for a final review with data but apparently the color temp may be a
little higher than claimed by LOA. Also this light has been in use by some
reefkeepers long before I first found it at home depot. Guess it's a
re-discovered item after all:
Let me know how you make out.
----- Original Message -----
> Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 02:12:31 -0400
> From: "Gitte" <eladeria at rogers_com>
> Subject: RE:Fluorex Lights ( Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #389)
> Hi Giancarlo,
> 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