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Old 02-12-2004, 12:40 PM   #10
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oooh Id be interested in that. Any idea when? Any info?
Here's the info I have so far...

They will be available in the following sizes and will be a direct profile replacement for existing T8 lighting units. The units will be supplied with ATI Aqua Blue Special lamps and their Super Reflectors which are at least 10% brighter than any standard aluminum version and incorporate easy to replace reflective strips.

ATI T5 Retro Fit Juwel Light Unit 2 x 24w 800mm
ATI T5 Retro Fit Juwel Light Unit 2 x 39w 1000mm
ATI T5 Retro Fit Juwel Light Unit 2 x 54w 1200mm
ATI T5 Retro Fit Juwel Light Unit 2 x 54w 1500mm

..and they are apparently available from this week...but they're not - I checked.

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I decided not to go for the Juwel units as I still can't get enough light from them.

As for the poll, it seems so close I think I'll go for 2 & 3. I think it would be silly not to choose the plant specific bulb to provide the long (red) and short (blue) wavelengths that are req'd for photosynthesis. I agree that 1&2 will be too pink.
Any reasons why this is the wrong choice ?
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