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    T5 on sale.... Wow

    I gave 130-ish for the same fixture from the same vendor with no bulbs over a year ago...

    Currently on sale @ 118.00 w/ bulbs!!!

    Wow.... if you have been waiting, its time to jump!

    http://www.contractorlighting.com/hi...badffb7a2e7158

    of course, Caveat Emptor... as your milage may vary... personally i was extremely pleased with both the quality and service after the sale (first one arrived damaged in shipment, they replaced and paid for all shipping charges)

    Later I went back and ordred the 6 bulbs version, here it is in use (w/5000k German Narva bulbs)


    but be prepared for heat, normal T5 bulb temps exceed 165f

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    I really need one of these. But...the heat worries me.

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    Wow look how red that heli is These seem great for bright loving plants like helis and cephs. Thanks for the link Av.

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    Nice, what are the shipping charges?
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    Warren, its a big and heavy box, think it was 25ish when i got mine... but im not very far from their warehouse (ohio to ky)

    I would guesstimate 30ish to you, but contact them and see....

    V, the heat is intense and requires countermeasures

    Thanks Jason, IMHO they are the ultimate Heli light

    my fav "red" heli pics:








    Cheers'
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    tempting.... EXTREMELY tempting....

    how do you decrease the heat and how do you like them? i see that they've been doing extremely well for you.

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    looking fantastic B!! WOW!!!

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    Trek,

    I use 120mm PC fans for cross ventilation and an ultrasonic humidifier with variable output. These are connected to the same timer as the lights.

    So... lights on = cross ventilation and humidification

    During the summer I have been able to maintain a temp of mid 70's during the day with 75% RH, but even with this the helis, cephs and graomo's complain. Cant wait for winter... then it gets in the 50's and everything goes wild with color and growth.

    BTW, the two 120mm fans are on the same timer as the lights, but each have a dedicated power supply for redundancy sake. If both fans were on a single power supply and something happened... it would be an oven in very short order. Either one of the fans alone is enough to keep things cool, so it's a purely failsafe redundancy thang.

    and thanks V,
    Butch

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