I don't know if there are reflectors like this, Since I've never seen one.
However, As you can see in the file " Reflectorold " Most reflectors I've ever seen are shaped like this, and have any number of bends that let it just wrap around the bulb.
Now I was thinking, No matter how nice the reflector is... Its still reflecting alot of light [ and heat ] back into the bulb itself.
Well, What can we do to fix that?
This is where my brainstorm came in.
What if reflectors were shaped like the file " reflector ", You notice the spike in the middle just above the bulb?
That will devide the light at such an angle that when it hits the other parts of the reflector the light is focused downward and not back into the bulb, Getting much more light out of the reflector unit and down into the tank, as well as increasing bulb life since they won't be heated near as much with this design.
This would work on all types of bulbs, even MH
, The generic circle there just gives bulb location, not for use on tube flourescents only.
Well, what do you think of my idea?