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Take a look at this!

Found this baby at Lowes. I was wondering if anyone has ever used this as a light source. It was price at $39.00 which seems pretty good. I also comes with a 6500k bulb.

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Sorry for the misplaced post. Thread should be in Lighting. Mod can you please move?
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Looks like it has potential. Does it happen to say the Kelvin rating for the bulb?


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Looks like it has potential. Does it happen to say the Kelvin rating for the bulb?
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I also comes with a 6500k bulb.
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lol...okok, seems I caught the stillrubbinmyeyes&drinkingcoffee disease. doh

You could have just directed me to your signature quote...lol

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lol ,, Hey that , looks like a good deal ,, does it come with any kind of mounting ?????

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Looks nice, great find!
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Why does the box say 300 watt light output with a 65 watt bulb?

Looks like a garage flood light, those typically have a bracket that mounts to a wall or eve on a garage. you could probably rig something up like an ADA style.


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I used those over my 10 gallon vertical darf frog tanks a while ago, they worked pretty well, I was actually think of trying it out over a nano but mine has no spalsh guard I think I actually took it off because they run pretty hot. They other issue is most those don't come wired out of the box,most people would splice them to a grounded electrical cord, I just never felt too safe with my wiring i guess, someone more electrically inclined could probably do a much cleaner install though

The box says 300watts because it is a 65 watt compact flourescent but is equivalent to 300 watts od incadescent light.
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Awesome find! sooo,,, could this be used as the only light source over a planted tank and work? Say a 55g low tech with two of these suspended 4-6" above all glass covers?


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I'd saw it's probably a little narrow for 2 over a 55, maybe 3-4 depending on how the light dispurses over the tank.


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my dad have a few of those floodlights or MH if they are.. i was wondering for awhile if i could replace the bulb and place it hanging ontop of my tank lol
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People on nano-reef.com mod MH flood lights in to tank lights fairly frequently in the DIY section. I've never done it myself, and would echo the earlier concerns about the wiring.

You may also need some fans with this setup.

If you opt to use it, I'll be anxious to see how it works out.

The only other negative with going a route like this is, unless you're pretty handy, once you've got it wired and mounted it may come out looking kind of frankenstein. But if that doesn't bug you, go for it.

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you can always DIY an enclosure for it. im DIY'ing an acrylic enclosure for the 27W hampton bay lamp.

but that 65W lamp is a great find for $39!
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