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There is a new Power buy that will start on may 1, 2004 with the end/delivery date being the June meeting. It will be for MH lighting. Details below. The link for the PB will be posted May 1 ...

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Name of sponsor or person/place handling the power buy

AquaticCo Lighting, LLC.

items for the power buy

Ushio 10,000K mogul based bulbs. There is a 12 bulb minimum requirement of each one (12 - 400 watt, 12 - 250W...) to get the power buy price.

Bulb Club $ MSRP Savings %
250-10K-Ushio $59.00 $85.00 31%

400-10K-Ushio $80.00 $92.00 13%

Doug now carries XM bulbs and they only require a $250 minimum, any combination of bulbs. Here is the pricing for the XM bulbs.

XM 150-10K HQI 47 59 20%
XM 150-20K HQI 47 59 20%


XM 175-10K 48 59 19%
XM 175-20K 48 59 19%


XM 250-10K 53 65 18%
XM 250-20K 53 65 18%

XM 250-10K HQI 53 75 29%
XM 250-20K HQI 56 75 25%


XM 400-10K 56 69 19%
XM 400-20K 56 69 19%

175-14K-Hamilton 52 80 35%
250-14K-Hamilton 52 85 39%
250-14K-HQI Hamilton 50 69.95 29%
400-14K-Hamilton 55 90 39%
175-10K-Ushio 59 65 9%
250-10K-Ushio 59 85 31%
400-10K-Ushio 80 92 13%




Dates for placing the orders

May 1, 2004 through June 1, 2004.

Date/dates and location for picking the item up

ARC June meeting or metro area shipping for $6.00

Conditions of power buy

Prices are based on quantity of 12, or more, of each item being purchased for the Hamilton and UShio bulbs and $250 total, any combination, for the XM bulbs .

The bulbs will be prepaid when the order is placed. If for any reason the minimums, for the Hamilton or Ushio bulbs, are not met, the purchaser will given the choice of either switching to XM bulbs or a refund on the money paid.

Doug has set up a website for the ARC power buy, the URL is:

MH Power Buy

Contact information

Contact :
Doug McIntyre
Phone : 770-309-4540
Email: [email protected] or by PM at TRT
 

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Doug great deal.... love my new XM 250's 10K's versus my IWASAKI 250 6.5K. Looking forward to buying more to replace the eye's. The bright white versus the yellow tint of the eye's is so much nicer....


would you recommend another replacement for the eye 250 or would you suggest the XM as well?
 

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Doug has informed me that there is a possible Compatability problem with XM bulbs and Icecap ballasts. he is going to be contacting Icecap directly to confirm or deny the problem. We'll keep you updated on the power buy and the information we get back from icecap.
 

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I'm kinda particular to the AB 20K DE HQI bulbs (although I'd like to see how 14K DE HQI's look too).

Doug, please do let me know the compatibility of the Icecap ballasts as that's what I'm currently running. I may pick up a couple XM's "just in case".... :)
 

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XM's on IceCap Ballasts

Currentlt I am running an XM 250 10,000K on the new 250 MH IceCap ballast. It starts fine but it does start differently than what I'm used to.

The Iwasaki's 250's seem to have a pulse start ( a sudden burst then the bulb ignites).

The XM doesn't have the burst start and comes on gently. I don't know if this is normal or not and look forward to further comment from Doug.

I run Iwasaki's 250's on the ends and the XM in the middle...it's a nice combination.

I have had many prototypes in the past form Andy Howard at IceCap and these did come directly from them. But I believe that the ones that I have today represent current offerings. If you haven't used IceCaps - I'd have to say the product and service is second to none - IMHO!!
 

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According to IceCap the only known problems are with the IceCap 250-Watt Ballasts and the 250-Watt DE 10K bulbs. It appears sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. There have been no reports of any other problems.

If your running a 250-Watt DE setup with ICeCaps you may want to go with the Ushio's VS the XM's (Sorry Dale)

We are also planning on adding the 14K bulbs to the powerbuy as well. Minimum club order is 12 per bulb type. (Don, I think I can say this ? If not here comes the eraser)

Doug
 

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Doug,
I would like two XM 10,000K 250 watt lamps.

Thank you for my order and your generosity in this power buy.


Oooops, I'll order on the web site:doh:
 

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ckreef said:
I want to post -- I'll keep my mouth shut
Did I do something wrong? If so it was unintentional.

The "Oooops, I'll order on the web site" was an edit when I went back and read the whole thing.
I've got to stop speed reading.
 
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