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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #204

In a message dated 7/8/2002 4:02:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> From: "Hopkins, Samuel" <Samuel.Hopkins at marconi_com>
> Subject: Three lighting questions
> Two questions:
> #1:
> I noticed Lights of America makes a 45 watt compact fluorescent bulb that 
> is
> like 5 inches long and 3 inches wide. They put out 2700 lumens of light
> (They compare it to a 200 watt incandescent). Now I assume they're high in
> the yellow/green spectrum but you could fit like 6-8 of these under a 
> normal
> single bulb 4' strip light hood and get 16000-21000 lumens. These would be
> great for me because I have limited space on top of my tank. Is anyone 
> doing
> something like this? They're a little pricing at 17 bucks each but their
> footprint is so small it's crazy. 

Hi Sam,

       Phillips makes a "Daylight" screw in CF that I have had a lot of 
success with. I dont remember the specs but I think they put out 40 or 50 
watts each at around a 5000k color temp. I dont know about lumens, but if you 
are limited in space, these should work will for you.


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