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Old 11-19-2004, 03:29 PM   #11
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That was my thought after reading that article.

The thing that got me was the fact that they seel PC setups....for more $$$
More $$$ = more profit, and they still steer towards VHO.

I'm looking into the VHO's from there as well...


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Old 11-19-2004, 11:14 PM   #12
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The Icecap ballasts will run any fluorescent bulb you can wire up to them. They will run VHO, HO, NO, PC, T-5, ect... VHO's, according to Icecap, will last for 12 months using their ballast. I just replaced two of the 6' bulbs on the 180 (URI bulbs) and I can't tell a bit of difference...of course, I'm blind as a bat too and that might have something to do with it. The old bulbs were almost a year old. I think Phillips makes a 48" 10k NO bulb that will give you good performance on the Icecap ballast (VHO level output) at a much cheaper price. You can even wire up different kinds of bulbs if you wish...2 VHO and 2 PC's. If I were you, and I already had the VHO's, I'd stick with them. JMHO.

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I assume you have 4 110-watt VHO lights is all?? If so, Im impressed. And encouraged. I am going to try and set up 2 more lights in my canopy and use my second ballast that is laying around.

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