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Old 01-27-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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Nicest PC lights? PC lights to stay away from?

Prior to buying, what are your opinions on good and bad values in the PC lighting market? Coralife, Orbit, etc.? TIA
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Are you asking about prefabed hoods or PC bulbs themselves?
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Not to steal the thread of course... But I'd like to hear about PC 50/50 bulbs. (65w)
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Not the bulbs but the fixtures, ready to go.
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I ordered the coralife PC fixture from captivereefs.com.

I have no complaints with it. Everything works fine, the hood fits perfectly. I don't know about any other brands, etc. But this is my experience with the Coralife.
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I just got the coralife lunar light w/ 1 65w 10000k and 1 65w acintic. It is great. The quality appears first rate and everything is built sturdy. I thought about the orbit and satellite fixtures but I was told the quality and customer service is with coralife.
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Good advice because the Orbit tends to be more money.
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I really love my Aqualight by Coralife. According to Darin at captivereefs.com, Coralife offers great customer service and support and they have a very low defect rate.
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Coralife is the best. They have great service, always answer the phone and have a low faliure rate as stated above.Plus the build quality is excellent and sturdy!

Current USA is good but the company support is pretty bad. There only contact is E-mail and you are lucky if they respoond.

JBJ is Ok I heard they made improvemnets but i still do not trust there stuff.

Jebos while real cheap are just that real cheap. They have bad ballasts fake actinic bulbs and no warranty or customer support.
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I have used Coralife bubs and bulbs from hellolights (no idea on brand). I think the corallife bulbs overall have a more blue hue to them.
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