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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-27-2005, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Jebo compact fluorecent light

Has anyone used the Jebo compact fluorecent light 220W 48"? It is saled on ebay for around $60 plus $20 shipping, seems a great deal.
I am using Jebo UV sterilizer, so far it is good. The only thing is that the fixture is too tight so I can not take out the bulb for cleaning.
I am wondering whether someone has used the Jebo lighting. Is it OK for using? And is the light bulb the same as the normal compact Fluorecent bulb?
Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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No one has used it?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 10:13 PM
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I have one on my 80 gal tank. It seems like a decent light for the money. For the money is the key there. The sockets that the bulbs plug into are a little sloppy so sometimes the lights don't want to light up, a lite tap and they come on. The bulbs that come with it blow. I replaced all of mine. For the $70 I paid I am very satisfied, I would definately buy them again.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 10:54 PM
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Scout,
I'm looking to replace the bulbs on mine also. Who has the best deals on bulbs?

75 Gal Discus,Crypts,Bacopa,Vals,Ludwigia,Java Fern,Hygro+2 Swords,Alternanthera,java moss ,anubias,P.stellata,lotus
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, Scout, does the tubes blow because of reaching of life time or of poor quality? I want to replace them to 6500K bulbs, where has the deal?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 04:12 PM
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They were just low quality. I have them still as back ups but I bought replacements GE 9325K bulbs here for $14 each:

http://www.lightbulbsdirect.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I found this light fixture has no fans, is it very hot when on? Does it has a plastic shell?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 08:53 PM
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It can make the water too hot if you seal the top with glass. I have about a 3 inch gap between the edge of the tank and the glass lid and I have no problems with high temp. The case is metal and fairly heavy.
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