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Old 11-18-2004, 09:43 PM   #1
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could you use outdoor halogen floodlights
i saw a 300 watt floodlight (outdoor) and was interested
will halogen give off the wrong type of wavelength(too yellow)
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Halogen isn't as efficient as MH or fluorescent. And the spectrum is rather on the yellow/red side.
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Correct. Halogen's don't put out a spectrum that's suitable for corals or algae...it puts off as much heat as metal halide, adn the color of the light is too yellow.

Its too bad too, cuz a $10 500watt halogen worklight would solve so many lighting issues for us!
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