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Old 12-10-2002, 03:26 PM   #1
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New Lights at HD and Lowes

Hey guys, gals,

I found these security lights and/or work lights that are flourescent at HD and Lowes...They are 500 watt output 8500K white light and very bright... They are mogul base bulbs and can be easily mounted in a canopy. strange, but 2 of them and 2 actnics and it looks fabulous. and only burns 200 watts total w/ the actnics. 130 w/o actnics.

The lights are $29 to $35 and are complete with bulb...A thousand watts of white light for $75 complete. Check it out!

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Old 12-10-2002, 03:47 PM   #2
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Souns very interesting!! What do some of the oldtimers () think ? Would it support corals? If not I bet it would be fine for a FOWLR tank.
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Do you have pics or part numbers?
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Old 12-10-2002, 09:16 PM   #4
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Check this post for part # info.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...lights+america
I bought the largest Lights of America Fluorex fixture and used it to replace a couple of incandescent floodlights that were on the porch. This one has a 65w 6500k bulb. It is a screw in and is not self ballasted. The entire side of the yard is bathed in blue-white light...and it's a big yard. I haven't tried one on an aquarium yet, but I think they would be ideal. They don't get very hot and are enclosed in a weatherproof outdoor enclosure...would make a neat pendant. The smaller Commercial Electric bulbs would work well on a nano as well as a dusk/dawn light for a larger tank. They are also 6500k. Lights of America also has a Fluorex fixture with a 27w quad.
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No I didn't get a part # however, I remember seeing them at Wal Mart also, I will stop by there and jot down the mfr and part # and get back with you..I think that they are rated at 8000 lumens. They are 6500K lights. Sorry for the first post being inacurate. There was one on display at HD and it had the light color that I remember of being under a 150w MH. I am thinking about picking one up this weekend to see if it will do. This does not screw into a regular light socket. I think it does have to be in its fixture though...Although, I'm sure it can be reverse engineered and retrofitted to many configurations...
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I haven't seen these...they must not have them at our HD yet. I'm interested to hear more about them as well. I confess, being somewhat of an idiot about some things, that I have no idea what a "mogul" base is. Would you explain it? The light I was talking about (Fluorex) has a great big screw in base...about 3 times the size of a regular incandescent. Also, something I would like you to verify if you can. My first impression is that the 500w rating is an equivalency rating as compared to another type of light...ie it puts out as much as a 500w halogen. This sounds like a fantastic light though...especially at 8500k. Sorry for the confusion...it sounded so much like the ones I got.
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LoganJ,

These are the lights you are talking about...sorry, the mogul base is refering to the size of MH and HPS lights....3 times the size of a regular light bulb. I read the box at the Lights of America web site and from what I can tell, the security light, seems the same as the work light. I noticed on the security light box, it says 8000 lumens and 6500k and on the work light it says 6500K ...I don't know where I got 8500K from,,,must have been dreaming....I'm sure that if they have gotten this far, they will keep going...
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No problem. Now I know what a mogul base is
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Just picked one up. VERY BRIGHT! I got the shop lite 8255 lumens. Remember lumens is intensity I'm not sure about the color spectrum. Would be good to know. Any thoughts.
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Unless I am mistaken, the color temp on the LoA shoplite is 6500k. If it's giving a blue/white light, that's what it is. I bought one for the upstairs porch and, you're right, they are BRIGHT.
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