Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Nagoya City, Japan
my 2 cents:
i've used screw in cf lights before and can offer a few suggestions. the presentation/craftsmanship on the link you posted is horrible. Firstly, tin foil is a horrible choice for a reflector, you'd be better off with white paint. if you did use screw in cf bulbs i would order a reflector from AH supply, they're not too expensive. the screw in bulbs also have horrible scatter because of the shape of the glass... thats why the bulbs that ah supply sells are long and have minimal redundantly striking surfaces. if you use the AH reflector you would get a lot more potential out of those bullbs. lastly, rather than use wall plug couplings for the bulbs it would probably be a lot easier to get a T lamp socket, one with two screw in female ends connected to a single power cord.
this is what i did to suppliment the AH supply 36 watt strip, and i really wish i had just bought another one, because for the few dollars i saved doing it myself i ended up with a sloppy looking, less efficient setup.