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I stumbled across these while searching for cheap T5 bulbs. What's everyone's opinion on these? Would they work well for our applications?

T8 version
http://www.1000bulbs.com/product/93840/BSS-HB4T8.html

They also have a T5HO version.
http://www.1000bulbs.com/product/93811/BSS-HB4T5.html

Shipping is kind if expensive. But even when you add that on it's still cheaper than most of the brand name fixtures.


According to Hoppy's lighting post in the sticky the T8 fixture put out the same par as the average to lower end t5H0 fixtures. These fixtures both have 95% aluminum reflectors. I'm thinking that the T8 fixture would be cheap and effective to grow plants. Could spray paint it black to make it look nice. What do you guys think?
 
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