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ADA Grand Solar bulbs $100?!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by leonroy, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. leonroy

    leonroy Junior Poster
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    So I purchased two of these units a week ago. They're still yet to arrive so I figured I'd look at the price of ADA replacement bulbs...

    $100!?
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    Was wondering if anyone knew whether:
    1. They're standard sized MH bulbs
    2. If there's something a helluva lot cheaper which will do the job as well or nearly as well?
     
  2. DanielSev

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    Well, I'm sure that ADA does not manufacture bulbs, thus they are to be standard. The worst case will be that they are of a size not marketed in your country. May be someone with that fixture will chime in.
     
  3. Tom Barr

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    Watergrass sold some 8000K to me, they seem similar to the eye.

    About 80% less.
     
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    Hi leonroy.

    I buy my 150w bulbs from these guys: http://www.lightexports.com/servlet/the-Aquarium-Reef-Metal-Halide-cln-150-watt-HQI-DE/Categories

    My philosophy is it's cheaper to buy a bunch of color temperatures, then see which ones you like most, then stock up on that temperature. I like those guys in the link because they have a ton of choices for color temps. I've been happy with my purchases. I have only been able to compare them to a used ADA bulb a buddy gave me, but I would not buy 1 ADA bulb for the price of 5 of these cheaper bulbs, fwiw.

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  5. leonroy

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    Thanks for the great links guys, I'll order some and compare with the bulbs the Solar unit comes with.
     
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