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Old 11-29-2005, 08:45 PM   #1
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Where to find 6500K 15W 18" flourescent lights?

Can anyone recommend where they have found these light bulbs? The closest color temp I can find is 5000K by GE. The only time I have found a 6500K is in a larger size than I need. I am in Columbus, OH if that helps incase anyone knows of something local. Obviously I can find the correct temp/size at the LFS, but I'd rather pay half the price somewhere else. Thanks
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:02 PM   #2
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Here are a couple light bulbs I found online.

http://www.thatpetplace.com/Products.../Itemdy00.aspx

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113350
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:56 AM   #3
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Thanks, that's a start. I guess it may be tough to beat the $7 GE 5000K bulb I picked up at Lowe's Hardware Store though.
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I'd stick with that! can't beat a cheap price . . .
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:21 AM   #5
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GE's Daylight Deluxe is a mass-market 6500k bulb that the Depot carries. I don't know if they have 18" in stock though.
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:26 AM   #6
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Or really, look for any fluorescent that's labeled as Daylight. Sylvania makes a good one I know. Gonna be closer to 10,000k, but that's fine for plants.
Main reason, daylight is gonna give you taht whiter light, rather than a sickly yellow, which your 5000K is close to (3000k is when it gets real ugly, noticable).
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I have seen alot of "daylight bulbs" That only emit at 3750 or some really low number like that.
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Old 11-30-2005, 03:30 PM   #8
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well I can tell you the Phillips and Sylvania 'daylight' bulbs, that run about $5.99 for a 24", are well above 3750k. I'd call them 8000k-10,000k.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:22 PM   #9
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Thanks Malkore, According to the Philips and Sylvania websites, the bulb with the highest color temp is the philips brand "daylight deluxe" has a temp color of 6500K and comes in T8 18", 48" and T12 24", 48". Now the job will be trying to actually find the 18". Time for a few more questions:

1. I recently purchased an all glass aquarium hood for my 10g tank, and it came with a 15W bulb. Anyone know what color temp these bulbs are?

2. The GE and Philips "Plant and Aquarium" bulbs never have a color temp listed. Why is that and what is the temp?
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