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Old 12-01-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Lights damaging eyes?

So, I got some flake food on my glass top so I went to blow it into my tank. I was close to one of the fans to the lights, so I could see the light. I only saw it for about a second or two, but I felt something in my eye, lol. I know I am probably worrying too much, but I just want to be sure. Thanks!

I am paranoid, lol.
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i think u will be fine i have to stare into lights to fix them. lol
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:46 PM   #3
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i think u will be fine i have to stare into lights to fix them. lol
Ok, that makes me feel better! The last thing I want is for my eyes to be permanently damaged! Thanks!
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:P that happens whenyou look at intense lighting like MH or T5HOs. even intense LEDs do it
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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Uh oh, so this lighting that I am getting will hurt my eyes since it is a T5HO? That is only if I stare at the lights only for a few minutes right? (Which would never happen, lol)
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it will sting your eyes just like lookign at the sun will. you'll get a bit of spottign for a bit but it'll go away. thats the reason high wattage MH and t5Ho lighting is usually place at 20 feet or higher above grade
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it will sting your eyes just like lookign at the sun will. you'll get a bit of spottign for a bit but it'll go away. thats the reason high wattage MH and t5Ho lighting is usually place at 20 feet or higher above grade
Ok, thank you for the help!
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:57 PM   #8
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This light should be fine, right?
http://www.amazon.com/AquaticLife-La.../dp/B0030VB668
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if it has individule reflectors then it is more then plenty on a 125g, it will even work on a 180 or 220, just get quality lamps like KZ, ATI or Guissman
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