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Old 03-17-2008, 03:15 AM   #1
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hey. what do you guys think of these? Looking to upgrade a little bit possibly.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:16 AM   #2
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36" T5 ll Tek Retrofit Reflector NEW DESIGN! - eBay (item 120210311467 end time Apr-12-08 18:45:43 PDT)
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Are those for a T5 system?
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yes. i bought a t5 system and i believe the "reflector" is inadequate. Considering it is a piece of shiny plastic mylar and all.
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I dont have a T5 system but I have heard that individual bulb reflectors is better.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:17 AM   #6
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dont get me wrong. the fixture i bought is great for someone who is not a big time DYI-er. but I can see that I may need better reflectors to get the most of my lighting. I have 4 39 watt bulbs, they should be sufficient if I have superior reflectors i think.
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I can't tell how those reflectors are shaped by that pic. You want the ones shaped with a "w" ish shape.
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It is hard to tell with those pictures, but in general, like melosu stated, it is preferred to have individual reflectors for each bulb.
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from the pic, i think they are like you say, triangle shaped individual bulb reflectors. I need to inspect my fixture to see how/if I could even cram them in there. At 30 bucks a pop (I'd need 4) thats like doubling my cost of my fixture right there.
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