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Oh my, a subject I know something (too much) about. Corallife Trichromatic
bulbs are a triphosphor, full spectrum bulb with a Kelvin rating of 6500.
They have a "greenish" look to the human eye. They are quite bright -
don't know the lumen number. I think CRI has to be in the 90s.
It is different from the Triton, which is also a triphosphor, full spectrum
bulb. The Triton's K=5700 (I think) and also has a CRI in the 90s. It is
a bright bulb. It's look to your (well, ok, my) eye is more pink-purple.
I like to use both of these bulbs to acheive a more naturl-looking tank.
All Trichromatics can be a little too green and I don't care for the
reddish glow of too many Tritons.
Since I have a light fixture and ballast from Energy Savers (makers of
Corallife products), I seem to be dependent on _their_ bulbs. Tritons and
other kinds burn out or don't light up at all. People considering the
Energy Saver's setups should note this as a warning!
I will be trying out the Corallife Spectra Max and Color Max to try to get
a good color in the tank soon (I like to mix one or two lights with the
Trichromatics to "fix" the color for my eye; this is only after I make sure
the light is full spectrum and of sufficient lumens, etc.). Hope this