Originally Posted by sgc0286
Iam not dead set on the DE, the reason Iam leaning in that direction is because the DE parabolic reflectors are smaller and I have a limited amount of space in my canopy. If I get the DE I will go with the Pheonix 14k, SE maybe the CoralVue 14k.
Well....neither of those bulbs are very good, PAR wise, and both are very blue looking so you may not need actinics with either. They put out less PAR than the 175w Iwasaki 15k bulbs I use.
250w Phoenix 14k DE - 79 PPFD
250w CoralVue 15k SE - 47 PPFD
as a comparison, 175w Iwasaki 15k SE - 86 PPFD (plus I use DIY Lumenarc Mini reflectors)
This may help you find a bulb. You can just choose the wattage and it will show all the results for every bulb or you can break it down by manufacturer or even a specific bulb. Just a few things to note. When looking at DE bulb performance, make sure you look at the results WITH a UV
shield. No one runs DE bulbs without the shield. Also, look at the CCT, which is the actual color temp of the bulbs. If there is no number there, the bulbs were too blue to register on the software that was used for the measurements.
Select from Performance Data