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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-2006, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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whos got a good square pin PC

I got my new fixture for my 75 and besides the fact that it has 50/50 bulbs in it these suckers are DIM. i can look directly at them and not squint, and this is a 130 watt fixture. whereas i look at my 56 watt t5 fixture and it doesnt feel so good. haha, retina destorying aside, it seems all i can find it straight pin bulbs and square pins are few and far between. so where can i find a good square pin bulb in thr 55 to 65 watt variety?

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Yes, it is quite hard to find. I swapped out my 50/50 squarepin in my MH fixture, and it was a pain in the ass to find. To boot, they are too short....cannot find anything longer....
this is where I found them and they have a sale
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-2006, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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awesome. i had totally forgot about the marine depot site. i guess im pretty much stuck with the current bulbs, even though they arent my favorite. think i'll prolley go with the 10000Ks

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I don't know what the big deal is here.
I just ordered a Current fixture and
found plenty of square pin bulb options
from many different vendors. you just
need to make sure they are squares.
cost wise, I only found a 10% premium
over the same type of straight bulb.
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