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Would this hold true for MHD lamps as well as they also run thru ballast?
At 07:12 PM 10/6/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 08:55:39 -0400
>From: jaredmarkw at mindspring_com
>Subject: Power compact confusion
>To clear up information on power compacts, the bulbs run off the
>high-frequency current generated by electronic ballasts. The ballast
>voltage and cycles have to match your mains, not the bulbs.
>However I can't see schlepping bulbs from Europe to the US. PCs,
>including 55W, are sold by e.g. CustomSeaLife (made by Panasonic)
>and can be purchased from Pet Warehouse (http://www.petwhse.com/)
>and That Fish Place (http://www.thatpetplace.com/). You can buy
>full hoods, retrofit kits, or the parts for DIY installations.
>Even if bulbs were cheaper, would you test them on vacation? Return
>them if defective? Risk them in the overhead compartment on the plane?
>BTW, we are very happy with our 6700K power compacts.
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