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8000K t5ho bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by barbarossa4122, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. barbarossa4122

    barbarossa4122 Guru Class Expert

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    Hi,

    Are 8k t5ho bulbs better than the midday and the aquaflora ?
     
  2. hbosman

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    Probably not better. It's just a color preference. The Geismann bulbs are great and grow plants very well. The middays look too yellow to me and to some others as well. I would imagine that aquaflora and the midday in combination look much better and bring out the reds better.
     
  3. barbarossa4122

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    Hi hbosman,

    I have the midday/aquaflora combination right now but, I was thinking about the time when they need to be replaced. I was also thinking about the GE Starcoat 6500k b/c they are half the Geismann's price. My Geismanns are running for eight months now (8hrs/day).
     
  4. Left C

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    May I ask, where did you see 8000K T5HO bulbs?
     
  5. barbarossa4122

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    Hi all,
    Left C, It looks as if gla will be coming out with the fixture late November and the bulbs in December or earlier.

    Thanks for providing a link to the OP barbarossa. Try the link again Left C, it worked for me.
     
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    You welcome Tug.
     
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    I think I'll stick with the Giesemann for now.
     
  12. hbosman

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    I like the Starcoats, one of the better 6500k bulbs, great price too.
     
  13. barbarossa4122

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    Yep, about half the price.
     
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    I use GE 6500K. I like them a lot. Sylvania also makes a very similar lamp. People make too much of the K value. It does not really say too much about the actual spectrum of the lamp.
     
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    How often do you guys replace your t5ho giesemann bulbs? I just replaced mine after 2 years of use.
     
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