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Old 01-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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Seeking Quiet Lights

Any recommendations for a quiet light? My 46 gallon bow front has a basic fluorescent light fixture. It buzzes and hums and is annoying. I thought maybe it was the bulb and replaced it. Still buzzing and humming. Looking around, I see some super expensive lights in my LFS. What's quiet and not so pricey?
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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The humming noise, if coming from the lights, is usually from the ballast not the bulb. I would try that and the starter if there is one installed before dropping a wad of cash like that.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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My cheap 4' 2 bulb fixture I got at home depot for $8 is quiet as can be. Also, my Coralife 96w PC light is absolutely silent. In fact, I think all my stocks lights are not even audible.

I must say though, I bought 4 of the 4' 2 bulb fixtures and one out of the 4 is noisy but it is in the garage over my workbench.
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I'll check out the hardware stores. Never had a noisy hood light before. Thanks!
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