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Old 11-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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T5 fixture lightning question

Hey guys last year i purchased a 6 bulb T5 fixture wich originaly came with :
4 Blue T5 bulb
1 Purple T5 bulb
1 white 10k bulb

It comes with a timer wich has a Blue and a White button.
Blue button turns on 2 slots (wich were Purple bulb + 1 of the blue bulb)
White button turns on the other 4 slots (wich were 3 blue + 10k white)

Now is time to replace my bulbs after a year and when i got to my LFS she told me shes not selling Puple bulb anymore its Backorder discountinued cause they wouldnt sell them enough and advised me to go with 3 blue bulb + 2 white 15k + 1 white 10k instead .

So when it turs on in the morning (Blue switch) i now get 2 blue bulbs (instead of 1 blue and 1 purple) and im not wild about the color it gives.way too blueish
When all of them are on later on its fine..
I am wondering what do you guys suggest for my fixture as a combo of T5 bulbs... ?
What would be best for me ?
Do you guys also use 3 blue 3 white ?? If so how do you set your timer ??

Thanks for suggestion
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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I have the same Lights I go with 3 blue 1 purple and 2 whites, switch one of the blues around with the purple so blue and purple come on in the morning.
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Yes but im saying my LFS doesnt carry purple bulbs anymore. Im looking for another alternative.
Not wild about the 3 blue 3 white setup
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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then go 4 blue and 2 white, also seen people put a pink in
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:10 AM   #5
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Why don't you just order the purple bulb on line I'm sure the are a dozen places that sell them
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