UVL Variable HO T5's?

jefathome

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I was looking at the MD site for some T5 bulbs and I saw that the UVL bulbs are listed as "Variable" High Output, and then they list two wattages. For example, the 3ftrs might be 39w (standard) / 65 watts.

What do they mean by that? Just that you can overdrive them up to that point?

Ie, is it actually something special, or just another marketing gimic? Being in marketing, I know all about that. ;)
 

mdt178

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UVL called their (T5) bulbs V-HO. I think it's marketing, since bulbs from other brands can be overdriven in the same manner.
 

nikon187

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correct.. icecap says the 660 and the 440 do the same thing power wise, just less bulbs ( or feet of bulbs )
 

jefathome

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12923384#post12923384 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by painkiller1009
Not necessarily depends on how many feet of bulbs are hooked up.
Right?

Hey Painkiller,
What bulbs are you using in your avatar pic?

I see an actininc two from the left... What is the pink looking one?
And what abuot the sides?

I'm setting up a new 120 (48x20x30 tall)
and Im trying to decide on bulbs to use.

I'm going to have 2 36in bulbs in back (no point in iluminating my overflow) 2 48in bulbs in front, and a 400w 14K MH in the center for peak "sun".

I was thinking about maybe an actinic and Actinic+ on the 36in'rs for early dawn, a 10K and a Aquablue+ in front for late morning, and then the MH for mid-day.
 

twon8

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12925477#post12925477 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by jefathome
Hey Painkiller,
What bulbs are you using in your avatar pic?

I see an actininc two from the left... What is the pink looking one?
And what abuot the sides?

I'm setting up a new 120 (48x20x30 tall)
and Im trying to decide on bulbs to use.

I'm going to have 2 36in bulbs in back (no point in iluminating my overflow) 2 48in bulbs in front, and a 400w 14K MH in the center for peak "sun".

I was thinking about maybe an actinic and Actinic+ on the 36in'rs for early dawn, a 10K and a Aquablue+ in front for late morning, and then the MH for mid-day.

check his signature..
 
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