Both had issues with overheating.
I don't remember the model name because they're stuffed in a NOT working BOX for at least a year.
Replacement bulb should be a 65W bulb & I think it will run about @$20-$27 I think, but I don't remember if it's the BULB or the BALLAST that's malfunctioning.
I mentioned this issue to a local pet store owner, I'll bring him both fixtures to tinker with next time I REMEMBER.
If I do get those Coralife fixtures working AGAIN, I'm going to DRILL some ventilation holes
into the top of the fixture. Going to add at LEAST 12 maybe 24 extra holes to hopefully prevent the OVERHEATING issue from popping up again.
One of the deluxe coralife fixtures has a COOLING fan that you can switch on & also had a moonlight LED feature. However, once the MAIN light went out, the fixture just got in the WAY of the replacement which killed all the plants eventually.
- 4 pack of 13W - 5000k EcoSmart CFL's should be $6-$7 @ Home Depot.
- Your crypts & other stem plants will probably NOT do well without those CFL lights.
The Coralife parts that were PLASTIC, also melted on mine. The rest of the fixture is ALUMINUM.
- I believe I owned those fixtures for about 6 months - 12 months on timers before they started to OVERHEAT. My friend owned those CL fixtures for about 2 years.
- Basic model was about $50+ & deluxe model was around $70+.
2 months is NOT good for a NEW fixture IMO, I would be angry.