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Old 08-23-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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Power compact v. normal florescent

Any help opn this would be great.

Do PC's produce more light than normal output florescents? What I mean is would a 40 watt PC @ 6700' K put out more light than a normal output florescent at 6700' K. Would it reach deeper into the aquarium. What is the lifespan difference.

Basically Im looking for a general comparison between the two, any help would eb greatly apreciated.
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Do PC's produce more light than normal output florescents?
Yes. Significantly more intense light.

They dont have 40W PC's but a 36W PC would put out more light than a single 40W NO florecent yes. It will also put out more heat.

I replace my PC bulbs every 9 months. I see a significant shift in specitrum and the intensity seems to drop off. This is with 10K bulbs so running a yellower bulb may not notice as much color shift.
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Huge amount of difference you will be quite suprised by the amount of light a 65 w pc can put out compared to a regular flourescent
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