Originally Posted by Zer0
Current USA makes great T5 light fixtures... There's no way you can compare Coralife and Current USA. The two brands you want to stay away from are Coralife and Odyssey.
Still, ATI, TEK, and Giesemann are GREAT light fixtures.. but the Giesemann's are expensive as heck. Wavepoint's are pretty good lights too.
True, I was hasty in my post and did not better explain myself. Current is definitely above coralife, they make nice compact fixtures with lots of nice features and they are very reliable. I had one over my frag tank for a year or so. The quality of the components though is what I was more referring to. Their stock bulbs aren't great, i saw a huge change when i upgraded to a mix of UVL and Giesemanns. Their reflectors are just decent as well, mine said it had "individual" reflectors but it was just one piece of metal bent all around, and not even close to parabolic.
Mind you this is all info from a couple years ago, I havent looked at any of their new fixtures really in depth. They might have changed those things i mentioned, but i kinda doubt it.
Thanks for setting me straight Zer0.