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Re: [APD] Jebo lights vs A&H
I should have also said.................good information for anybody looking
at cheap lights. Maybe better to go for the better stuff up front.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Barber" <terbarb at alltel_net>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] Jebo lights vs A&H
> Hi Tom,
> Thanks for the heads up!!
> Us stay at home mom's build new tanks after the babies get fed. So for
> this will have to do. I haven't pried the lamp open to see what's in
> there - so not sure about the ballast. Perhaps not optimal - but for
> it may be the difference of being in the hobby or not?. I must admit
> this lamp looks much better than a gang of shop lights hanging on the
> Thank you for letting me know that I can do better next time. Guess I'll
> start a lighting fund for upgrades. I'll run some scenarios on using
> different lights and see what I come up with....I'm just not a big fan of
> the large plywood box on top of the aquarium. Such a nuisance to get into
> the tank for maintenance. I could invent some pulley system to hoist it
> up perhaps.....well maybe not.
> So have you guys heard about this book called "The Simple Guide to Planted
> Aquariums"? Buy a copy so I can get some new lights ok? Haha.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Barr" <tcbiii at yahoo_com>
> To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 1:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [APD] Jebo lights vs A&H
> > Terry, Jebo lights do not have electronic ballast according to
> > some folks. I'm not sure.
> > All I had to do was measure the PAR units of a JEBO 55 watt
> > fixture and an A&H fixture.
> > You do not even need the PAR meter see the dramatic difference,
> > it's close to 2 times more light.
> > 500 micromol/m^2/sec vs 220 at 4 inches distance.
> > I think you defintiely get what you pay for and at about the
> > same ratio of cost differences. If cost is a huge issues, shop
> > lights and T8, DIY are good options.
> > Over the life of the lighting, I'd go high quality
> > personally(DIY or otherwise).
> > Bulbs will last longer, add more light, cost less electric for
> > more light.
> > You can make the argument we should also not waste our money on
> > reflectors based on the same logic.
> > T5's are nice and are droping in price, but look for good e
> > ballast, good reflectors etc.
> > Regards,
> > Tom Barr
> > www.BarrReport.com
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