VHO Lifespan

VHO Lifespan

  • 4 Months

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 6 Months

    Votes: 4 16.0%
  • 8 Months

    Votes: 1 4.0%
  • 12 Months or longer

    Votes: 20 80.0%

  • Total voters
    25
  • Poll closed .

gdm42001

Premium Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7076163#post7076163 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by pvtschultz
On a e-ballast, 12 months is the norm from what I have heard/read.

Cool, I am using the Ice Cap 660
 

AcroSteve

Make my Funk a P-Funk
Are you talking actinic only, or other types?

Actinics are less critical and can be run much longer, IMO. I have two 6' bulbs that are over 2 years old.

If VHO's where my primary lights, I would never run them that long.

12 months max.
 

gdm42001

Premium Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7076815#post7076815 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by AcroSteve
Are you talking actinic only, or other types?

Actinics are less critical and can be run much longer, IMO. I have two 6' bulbs that are over 2 years old.

If VHO's where my primary lights, I would never run them that long.

12 months max.

These are in combination with 2 MH's
I have one Super Actinic and one Aquasun VHO
 

Reefmaniac1

New member
On an IceCap ballast, lumen output is still above 90% of original output after 18 months of usage. I go at least 18 months...actinics can go longer.
 
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