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    Spectabilis73,

    The lights are a type of compact flourescent...from what I understand. They are made by Lights of America, and utilize a "Flourex" bulb. They're very bright...supposedly giving off 500W of light while only utilizing 65W. They can can be found in most Home Depot stores. Make sure you get the model which has a 6500K bulb.

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    How much did those compact flourescents cost you, and did the fixture come with a built in balast? I'm asking 'cause I want to see if I got ripped off with the one I just purchased....Thanks. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Schloaty,

    The lights were around $30 each...complete with bulb and fixture (with built-in ballast). Replacement bulbs are around $12 I believe. They really are great lights..."Swords" from this forum first brought them to my attention.

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    How many lumens does the light give off?

    Great chamber? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]

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    That's awsome! You are lucky...obviously handy with tools and having building know-how.

    Is it ventilated? Is the top open?

    Nice job!

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    Schloaty,

    The lights were around $30 each...complete with bulb and fixture (with built-in ballast). Replacement bulbs are around $12 I believe. They really are great lights..."Swords" from this forum first brought them to my attention.

    Tom [/QUOTE]

    ARG! how many bulbs go in each fixture? What are the specs on those bulbs....now I have to know....Man, I paid a LOT more than that (but, at least, less than one of those really big jobbies like a metal halihide).
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    mat_man444: Each bulb gives off 6,825 lumens

    PlantAKiss: The chamber is not ventilated. However, I purposely left some very small gaps between the plexiglass top and the top of the enclosure to provide some ventilation and allow excessive heat to escape...usually gets around 84*F by mid-day with 85-90% humidity.

    Schloaty: Only one bulb goes into each fixture. I have three fixtures over the enclosure. The bulbs use 65W but are supposedly equivalent to 500W of output. As mentioned above, they give off 6,825 lumens and are 6500K. They are extremely bright, and the plants I have in there are showing wonderful pitcher production/coloration and a slight reddening of the leaves.

    Tom

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    oh MAN! I pain near $200 for my setup, which is holds two bulbs instead of one, but still!

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