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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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AH Supply Reflectors vs other high quality reflectors

I have what I hope will be an easy questions. It's widely accepted that AH Supply retrofit reflectors are far superior to most premade fixtures, more so with common fixtures like Zoomed and Coralife than with, say, Catalina fixtures. That being said, I haven't found much in the way of good PAR data for them, and nothing that compares them to other upper-tier reflectors, such as Icecap, ATI, or Tek. Does anyone have any input on how AH Supply's reflectors stack up against the other single bulb parabolic reflectors on the market, primarily the aforementioned brands?

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Hi Aqua chem,

Check out this thread, the third and fourth graphs may be somewhat relevant. The third shows the 3 bulb Coralife (divide by 3 for single bulb) and the fourth graph has an AH Supply.

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While that is an amazing compilation of data, it's not exactly what I'm looking for. I'm not in the least surprised at the performance of the coralife (did you mean Catalina? There isn't, to my knowledge, a 3 bulb coralife fixture), but the AH supply graph is for a PC fixture, which is unforetunately apples to oranges for my purposes.
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