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Followup on Penn Plax lights
I posted a question recently regarding the compatibility of Penn Plax Ultra
Tri Lux lights with the Corallife light fixture. I had been having
problems with the bulbs not lighting up.
I received some information from Penn Plax that answers the question. The
fixture will only work with rapid start bulbs. Penn Plax only makes rapid
start bulbs in the four foot lenth (40 watts) - this includes their
Ultra Tri Lux bulb.
My fixture is 3' long and therefore my bulbs are not rapid start and are
incompatible. It's too bad since the Ultra Tri Lux is a nice, bright, T8
(i.e. skinny diameter) tube.
Thank you to all who answered my original post: perhaps the person who had
no problems with this bulb and that fixture has a 4' setup.
By the way, I asked Penn Plax if they planned to put out rapid start bulbs
in the other sizes and they said "no plans right now.."
An important note: You can damage your Corallife fixture if you use bulbs
that are not rapid start (i.e. that are "preheat" or "trigger start"
Please note new e-mail address:
Roxanne Bittman, Botanist Natural Heritage Division
Phone: (916) 323-8970 __o CA Dept of Fish and Game
Fax: (916) 324-0475 _ \<_ 1220 S St
Internet rlb at kirk_dfg.ca.gov ( )/( ) Sacramento, CA 95814