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    DIY 70w reflectors this week only ;)

    Canadiantire is having a sale starting this saturday til next friday ( here in ottawa/hull region or maybe its everywhere.. i don't know) on the yellow work lights. they are 7.50 i believe. all you need to do to modify them is a little bit of trimming with a pair of needle nose plyers to get the bulbs to fit.. and voila, a cheap DE reflector. of course, you will still need a ballast to make it run, but you save some cash.
    I have been using this exact housing for over a year and I got nothing to complain about.

    just a heads up for the DIY guys & gals out there.

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    are these the yellow flood light 500W halogens?

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    yup
    all they need is a little trim with a pair of needle nose to the ceramic edges around the contacts and voila.

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    Any costco members out there? There's a light there too, I think it's 130w - round, but compact. It's kind of big and bulky for a tank, but if you could hide it it might work on a small tank.

    Julie

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    FYI,
    I've also used the outdoor floodlights available at RONA for $9.89.
    They come in white, black, or brown fixtures. These don't require any modifications to hold a standard DE 70w bulb.

    500 W. Dual clips securely hold lens in place. 1/2-in. IPS mounting arm. Tempered safety glass cover. Bulb included. Clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tang_man_montreal
    FYI,
    I've also used the outdoor floodlights available at RONA for $9.89.
    They come in white, black, or brown fixtures. These don't require any modifications to hold a standard DE 70w bulb.

    500 W. Dual clips securely hold lens in place. 1/2-in. IPS mounting arm. Tempered safety glass cover. Bulb included. Clear.

    did you use the same bulb that came with the unit????
    whats the k rating on the bulb?

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    is DE, double end? where can i get bulbs for the aquarium for that?

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    The bulb that came with the lamp as quickly discarded. It is not the right color temperature for our use.

    You can get a selection of many DE (Double-Ended) bulbs right here at AC.
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    I personnaly like the 14k, as I did'nt need to supplement anymore lighting.
    But the 10k and some actinic lighting would be fine also... possibly more intensity also.

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    whats the wattage on those 75? that means i can't get any higher right?

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