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wakewalking 01-31-2013 12:47 AM

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.

Darkblade48 01-31-2013 01:50 AM

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.

steven p 01-31-2013 02:02 AM

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.

discgo 01-31-2013 02:04 AM

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.

steven p 01-31-2013 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by discgo (Post 2403322)
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.

aokashi 01-31-2013 02:18 AM

Any experience with 65 watt cfl 6500k
 
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/31/3ary6ade.jpg
i have a 65w as a living room light... no ballast...

discgo 01-31-2013 02:23 AM

No ballast
http://www.topbulb.com/images/bulbs/65cf-mogul.jpg

with Ballast
http://rangdongvn.com/Data/upload/im...4UT5%2065W.jpg

aokashi 01-31-2013 02:24 AM

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 :)

discgo 01-31-2013 02:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aokashi (Post 2403602)
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.


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