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Old 06-16-2003, 01:15 PM   #1
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A new possibility or a sham? (Lights)

check this out.. I am intrigued but am scared it a lot of poop. Says it is a 65 Watt (500 Watt) "Flourex" that barely heats up and with 10,000 hous.. also full spectrum. He mentions it can be used for plants, corals, etc. What do you all think??

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What bothers me the most is that they are Identical looking to the Lights of America 65 watts.... but what everyone else's opinions?
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Old 06-16-2003, 02:25 PM   #3
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These lights are identical to the LOA lights I have on the front of the house. I would say they are the same light. They do not put out 500 watts. They have a 65w bulb and that's what you get from them. It is a very bright 65 watts though. These lights don't run that cool either. The bulb will burn your fingers after it's been on for a while. I have serious doubts about the validity of the claims made about this light.
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Old 06-16-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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This is true.

They get hot enough that the water will sizzle on them..

The person on the ebay site is trying to make $10 on them. They sell at Wal-Mart for $29. Those are LOA Work Lights. I emailed the guy and he gave me some pompass remark about they are custom made,,,Garbage. They are LOA all the way....
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HEHE i was about to make the exact same remarks as above

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The Output of this light is 500 Watts, but only uses 65 Watts of electricity !
Then its a 65W light. I dont calculate out that my 4 96W lights are equivlient to XXX Watts of incadecent. Thats a crazy clame. Why would one compair a standard 100W incadecent light to a PC florecent in the first place.

Another issue is they quote a lumen output. Lumens are to be the standard measure of light output where 1 lumen is equil to 1 candle burning at X distance. Well the problem is there are no established methods of testing lumens. Do you measure the lumen output at the center of the light, do you measure it at 4 points and average, do you take the reading at X feet or Y feet, etc.

I can also vouch that power compact bulbs in general run no where close to body temperature.

My 96W power compact will burn you if you hold it for more than a few sec, my 55W power compacts will burn you if you hold them for more than a few sec, Shoot my 13W desktop PC light will burn you if you hold it for more than a few sec.
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Then its a 65W light. I dont calculate out that my 4 96W lights are equivlient to XXX Watts of incadecent. Thats a crazy clame. Why would one compair a standard 100W incadecent light to a PC florecent in the first place.
They do it because, most of the time, the PC light is replacing an incandescent light.

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