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Re: [APD] The Indoor Sun Shoppe
Quoting Robert Zink <bonsai at hrcreditunion_net>:
> Anyone have experience with these 65W CF?
That fixture uses a self ballasted compact fluorescent bulb. They are not as
efficient as the straight bulbs, but are quite inexpensive. If you search hard
enough you can find these bulbs (@6500K) up to 110 watts... cost about $50.
The nice thing about them is you can use any lamp fixture, even the $1 sockets
they sell at the hardware store (as long as they can handle the correct
wattage). So you don't have to spend the money on expensive ballasts, endcaps,
etc. The downside is they are not nearly as efficient because a lot of light
is lost compared to the straight bulbs, and it is harder to distribute the
light you do get from them. If you want email me off the list, I can give you
the URL for a place that sells just the bulbs at even higher wattages, I don't
have it with me right now.
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