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01-31-2013 03:56 AM
discgo
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Originally Posted by aokashi View Post
oh lol, that's a ballast? i always thought it was connected to the fitting. my bad. then yes there is a ballast
The ballast is located inside the plastic casing which is real common in CFLs. That's why I mention that some do not have them and are meant to be used with a yard lamp security light system.

photos above courtesy of google.
01-31-2013 03:24 AM
aokashi
Any experience with 65 watt cfl 6500k

oh lol, that's a ballast? i always thought it was connected to the fitting. my bad. then yes there is a ballast
01-31-2013 03:23 AM
discgo No ballast


with Ballast
01-31-2013 03:18 AM
aokashi
Any experience with 65 watt cfl 6500k


i have a 65w as a living room light... no ballast...
01-31-2013 03:08 AM
steven p
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Originally Posted by discgo View Post
I have seen some of these at the hardware store that are the bulb only. You will need a ballast to run it if it doesn't come with it. This is usually the case for the security lights. The ballast is contained in the unit and the replacement bulbs are separate.
Here, at the local menards it's a giant compact fluorescent with a standard base.
01-31-2013 03:04 AM
discgo I have seen some of these at the hardware store that are the bulb only. You will need a ballast to run it if it doesn't come with it. This is usually the case for the security lights. The ballast is contained in the unit and the replacement bulbs are separate.
01-31-2013 03:02 AM
steven p Are those the big big ones? I've wanted to try one myself... Smaller ones with dome reflectors do well, I'd imagine that thing's a beast.
01-31-2013 02:50 AM
Darkblade48 They are fine for lighting, and can grow carpet plants. They will be fine for the plants you have chosen as well.

You can probably purchase them at your local hardware store.
01-31-2013 01:47 AM
wakewalking
Any experience with 65 watt cfl 6500k

I have a simple co2 injected 10 gallon with a clamp light over it. I want to get a nice 65watt 6500k cfl for it. Will these cfls grow carpet plants, be alright for moss (java or xmas), how is the ambient light, good place to buy? Appreciate the feedback.

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