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5050 Power Compact 4-Tube Quad Lamp - Square Pin - 96W - 16 in.

 
Compact Fluorescent Quad Bulbs 96W 17" 50/50 Actinic Blue 10000 K by Current. These energy-efficient lamps produce over three times the brilliance and last twice as long as standard fluorescents


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Good for some applications but not many featured

Comments I had a small tank with a light fixture that used this bulb. Because this was early on in my reef keeping I was satisfied with it. As I got more experience, and understood lightly better, this light no longer fit my needs. With my current fixture, that has individual bulbs, I can mix and match them to bring out the colors I want to. I like slightly more blue. With this bulb, it's 50/50 and that's what you get.

I can't verify the claim that these bulbs are "...energy-efficient lamps produce over three times the brilliance and last twice as long as standard fluorescents..." as I never compared them using a PAR meter. They seemed about the same to me just using my eye and my corals performed just as well under other lights.

I thought the cost was too high. Between the cost and the inability to choose color I sold the fixture and moved on to something else.

I always had to special order. None of my local fish stores carried this in stock.


Liked about it 1. Long lasting.
2. Easy to change.


Didn't like 1. Limits your lighting choices in terms of color.
2. Not easy to find.
3. Cost too much to me.


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By tcamos
Sep 28, 2010
 
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Great bulb

Comments I run this bulb on my refugium and it works great. I get excellent growth out of my macro algae. I have both Cheatomorhpa and Caulerpa. And they both thrive under this light.


Liked about it I like the full spectrum color it provides, the width gives great coverage from a 96w power compact bulb. A standard 96w bulb wouldn't fit my dimensions.


Didn't like The only thing I wish were different was the price. But its really not that expensive in my opinion.


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5.0

By luther1200
Aug 19, 2009
 
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