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    walmart has some cheap ones without pull cords for like 8 or 9 bucks. If your going to use a timer get the outdoor one from walmart. You can plug in 4-6 things in it and its grounded. Anyhow since you would normaly not use the pull cord why pay for it and get the cheaper one. It runs t-8 and t-12 bulbs.
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    do you think the walmart ones would last long? And is it dual bulb? Do they also sell it with hanger chains? And what brand?

    I saw this one at HD, But uses T12 Bulbs
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...f&ddkey=Search

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsantaclause View Post
    do you think the walmart ones would last long? And is it dual bulb? Do they also sell it with hanger chains? And what brand?

    I saw this one at HD, But uses T12 Bulbs
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...f&ddkey=Search
    I saw somebody else on here say that they haven't had the best of luck with the Lights of America fixtures and that they've replaced a few over the past few years. They are only $10.50 after taxes so they're extremely cheap. Of course Chinese garbage is exactly that, garbage, so it's not surprising haha! Perhaps I will replace them with better units that have better reflectors if and when they take a crap. I will probably add another fan to blow towards the ballasts to help keep their temperatures down. I also don't want to seal it in for ventilation's sake, so I wasn't too concerned with that aspect. That might help the reliability department.

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    Alien, here is an interesting article on lighting:

    http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/fluorescent.html

    Check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fryster View Post
    Alien, here is an interesting article on lighting:

    http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/fluorescent.html

    Check it out.
    Yeah I saw that. I'm contemplating whether or not I want to go pick a couple of those GE Plant and Aquarium lights up and replace 2-4 of my existing lights. I might do that this weekend. Do you use those same ones by chance? If so how are they working out for you?

    The other article that is frequently linked to on here showed that the Philips ADV850 was the most efficient light, but I can't find anybody selling those in anything less than cases of 25. Although if I did buy that many I'd have enough lights to last me several years.

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    thats wayyyy better...

    what are the conditions in that bad boy?

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