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Old 12-29-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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Strange!!!!!

What's the exact name of the plexiglass-type-material that acts as a clear divider between the bulbs and water on most prefab compact/metal halide fixtures? Thanks!!
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I thought most of them used tempered glass?
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Might you be referring to Lexan?
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Tankgirl, most of the newer prefabricated fixtures use this material instead of tempered glass because it is very hard to break and is also much lighter.

With regards to lexan being the material, that is a definite possibility. But, because I am doing a DIY project and my fixture will generate tons of heat, I want to be 100% sure. Is anyone absolutely positive that the material is in fact lexan?
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why not install vents or fans and then you won't need to worry
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Yes, I am going to install many vents and two large fans...but I still want to protect my fixtures from splashing/condensation...any advice?
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