I'd be a bit suspicious of the efficiency of the 200 watt CFLs because their design loses a large amount of light to obstructions.
- true mirror reflectors?
The fixtures themselves look very similar to my 1st set of T-5's (I think they are Sun Blaze). The reflectors that are available for these fixtures are a poor attempt to do an add-on reflector (& they are definitely not mirrors). The reflectors pictured for the Sun Blaster is a different design but doesn't appear to be parabolic - just semi-circular ...
The Sun Blaster 4-page PDF on Nano technology fails to explain how they even incorporated Nano technology into their reflector (unless I missed it??). However, my BS indicator pegged when I read the following on their reflectors:Capturing "lost light" & converting it? Please .... (sounds like they outsourced their pamphlet-writing to the Superthrive folks ...)Made possible only through the application of Nanotechnology, this revolutionary reflective surface has the ability to capture lost light, and simultaneously convert that light into the brightest, most brilliant light we have ever produced! The metallic crystal layer within the reflective surface helps spread the T5 light across the plant canopy diffusing it deep into the plant foliage.
*** My apologies in advance for the excessive sarcasm. The lights may indeed be a good value for the money - but I was less-than-impressed with their attempt-to-be scientific and their similarity to my 1st units (which are ok but far from optimum). ***