Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Walmart doesn't carry them in our area, HD does, and aside from one that went flaky, I've had excellent results with them actually. And HD covers the full warranty. So for 35 dollars, I can get a 6500L 65 watt fixture and bulb that works for me (and a lot of other people in my area who for the record don't grow dope). People on eBay buy them generally because they aren't available everywhere.
Another alternative to outrageously priced fixtures and bulbs are some of the Regents Floods, they make a 27 watt 6400K with a quad CF with a decent reflector, especially if you take the time to polish it and they lend themselves nicely to retrofits.