stay away. Nothing but problems with them. I bought my first fixture from them and a year later the balast went out. Then I bought a 24 watt fixture that needed to be replaced after a month. Save up and buy a nice fixture, you wont regret it.
What is your reasoning for not recommending the high wattage units?High wattage ones I would not touch. PC/MH & combos
but the NO T5 ones are pretty good and work well enough. and are actually built pretty well. nice sturdy aluminum housing. but wouldn't be great for a planted since they are low wattage fixtures.
Well the more power you're pumping the more costly the parts are going to be. lowe power ballasts are generally going to be cheaper to include and since they don't have a great draw they don't nessacarrly have to be the greatest of quality they simply have to adaquate.What is your reasoning for not recommending the high wattage units?
I couldn't find the T5's on there site, I'd be interested in these. Do you or have you owned them?
Nothing wrong with low wattage and plants
it was a T5 HO unit.What kind was it? PC, MH, T5?
YIKES!! those are some gnarly pics! Glad you were able to catch it. looks like that would have been pretty bad if not.it was a T5 HO unit.
caught fire on the second day i had it. my guess is faulty wiring.
the unit did look nice brand new though i've gotta say. i just wish it was built better with stricter quality contorl. i did get a full refund so i'm glad about that.
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