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Old 06-09-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Found new cheap lighting for my 20gal

Outdoor Flourescent Light 65W (equal 500W)
Waterproof housing et al.
Made by American Lights
$14

Sure beats any all-glass/co. lightstrips
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:10 AM   #2
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Outdoor Flourescent Light 65W (equal 500W)
Waterproof housing et al.
Made by American Lights
$14

Sure beats any all-glass/co. lightstrips
I'm curious about the (equal 500W) remark. Is that supposed to mean it equals a 500W incandescent bulb (which wouldn't be a very useful statistic anyways)?

Any photos or additional data? How did you mount it? What type of tube? With 65W I expect a PC, and for $14 that's a fine deal if the colour is nice.

Oh, and of course, where did you get it?
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I too am wondering about the 65w = 500w too... 500w of what?

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It equals 300W! 500W!!! 1000W!!!!!!!!!! Not that anyone would really measure. "Superbright" how about that?

Anyway... if you get it for $14 and it includes both fixture and bulb, it is probably a good find.

Usually the replacement bulbs (Lights of America) cost that much alone. I think they have the ballast build into the fixtures, so you can't use the bulbs without their fixture. That's what they say at the package at least.
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The comparison is referring to incandescent bulbs (equal to 500w). Most of the PCs I checked out at home depot listed the same info on the packaging. $14 is a great price, assuming the light quality is good.
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The comparison is referring to incandescent bulbs (equal to 500w). Most of the PCs I checked out at home depot listed the same info on the packaging. $14 is a great price, assuming the light quality is good.
<grumble> Sounds about right. Much like the "60W!!!!~~~" compact fluorescents that are 13W and the like.
Asinine for aquarium use, though. I rather doubt I could grow hard corals using 10 strands of XMas lights, even though that might give me 10WPG.
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