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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Zoomed acrylic splash guard reducing PAR?

Hello!

I just picked up a zoomed 2x T5HO 36 inch fixture for really cheap. I plopped in a few HO bulbs and it works well.

Except I'm a bit concerned about this opaque splash guard. Take a look at this:

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As you can see the splash guard is defocusing the light. Is this reducing PAR? And if it is, is there a way to make a DIY splash guard?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 04:09 AM
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They come with a plastic cover on the splash guard to protect from scratches prior to purchase. Have these been removed? I was worried about the same thing at first but it turned out well. I actually considered leaving side of the film on, to reduce the PAR.

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Hah let me check that
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks a lot for the help. It was a plastic cover! I feel a bit dumb, hehe.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 02:17 AM
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No prob! Enjoy the light.

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