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Re:Cheap Flourescent Lighting

>Date: Sun, 4 May 1997 19:02:39 -0400
>From: WebServices <webservices at elam-software_com>
>While wanting to upgrade my lighting for my 55g, I am weary of purchasing 
>one of those cheap $10 fluorescent fixtures... The appearance doesn't 
>matter, it's that I've noticed that some of those inexpensive fixtures 
>emitting a noticeable "buzzing" sound. Since this tank is in my bedroom, 
>that may create a problem... Has anyone else had problems w/this, or I am
>worried about nothing? Thanks! :)

If the box has Lights of America on it, just walk on by.  I suspect all
others of the ultra-cheap fixtures have similar capacitive voltage
multipliers as well.  Get one with a magnetic, or a high frequency magnetic

David W. Webb in Plano TX, where it's threatening to rain.