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Re: Reflective inserts for flourescent strips
The AH Supply recommendation is correct. Flat-topped reflectors are way
less efficient than parabolic reflectors. You can judge a reflector by
looking into it from a distance when the bulb is installed (but with
the power off !). For an ideal reflector, you should see the bulb's
reflection covering all the available reflector surface. That means that
all the extra bulb surface that you see thru the reflection only is
actually delivering ligth into the correct direction.
To have a better idea, look at the pictures in
(go to their Metal Halide - Retrofit section)
I believe both the AH Supply reflectors and the Triton Enhnacer reflector
are designed in this way.