Advice! Where to buy 24W PC Lamp and Ballast??

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    I'm modding my nano hood and I want to put in another 24W PC.

    Where should I purchase the 24WPC and a ballast to run it?

    What brand should I be going for and at what cost?
     
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    Hi Matt - the best bet would be some lighting speciality shop. They would know what a PC globe is (Power compact - this is higher output fluorescents, than cf (compact fluorescents - our "normal power save globes")...... You will require a globe, a fitting, and a balast, I would think - not too sure about the balast though.

    Not too sure about the cost either - BUT, could most likely be in the region of +-R85 for the globe....
     
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    Make sure the lighting shop knows what the Kelvin rating of the globe is, otherwise you're likely to end up with a yellow light. I think Galibore knows where to get the tubes.
     
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    Game stocks these bulbs
     
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    Mekaeel: they stock 10000 Kalvin 24W PC's ?
     
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    Get 18000K
     
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    Warr: 1800 - more blue?
     
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    Nope, 18000K are bright and white as snow
     
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    viper: the PC lights in my tank are like that, half blue, half white ;)
     
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    Oh ok, whoops :lol:

    Well buy the tube from Dorry Pets, not sure if he does the ballasts as well but I'm sure he will be able to make a plan and get you one.
     
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    pc light & ballast

    Advice! Where to buy 24W PC Lamp and Ballast??
    I'm modding my nano hood and I want to put in another 24W PC.

    Where should I purchase the 24WPC and a ballast to run it?

    What brand should I be going for and at what cost?


    HI : can anyone tell me the outcome of this?
    i too am looking to put in 2 x 24watt power compacts for my Nano.
    The bulbs are not a problem : I do want to know where I can look at getting the ballast equipment.

    Any advise on this would be greatly appreciated.:)
     
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    nimmo i know you can buy nice cheap ballasts to run these 24W bulbs from VIP pets in northgate... i'm sure they are available in CT too
     
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