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Old 03-03-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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how to get 10,000K VHO Fluorescent Llights to work

what do i need to turn my regular fluorescent lights into vho?
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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You need VHO bulbs, ballasts, and end caps. In other words - you need to replace the entire lighting system/components with VHO components. VHO bulbs are different, the ends are different, and they can only be driven with electronic ballasts, and the majority of normal fluorescent fixtures use cheap magnetic ballasts which just won't work.
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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ok were would i get some ballasts and end caps, how much money am i looking at?
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Old 03-03-2005, 05:58 PM   #4
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Retro fit kits are available at www.captivereefs.com Darin is a AA site sponser and very helpful. Check out the attached link for there VHO retrofits.

http://www.captivereefs.com/captiver...CatID=lt-flvho
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anywhere cheaper than that? i dont suppose he'd do it for a better website design
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he gives discounts to AA members. Try to PM him and he will let you know.
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captivereefs is his username. You can also post in his sponser thread to get some info from him. Darin is great to work with.
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