Energy savers

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by seank, 22 Nov 2011.

  1. seank

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    I bought 3 Energy Saver Lams today at the shop to use here at the bush for outside lights.
    They are 45w Philips ECOTONE Lights. IT says on the side of the box:
    Ultra bright solution for Professional use
    Light output in Lumen = 3000
    More energy saving in Efficiency (Lm/W) = 67
    Better color in Color Rendering index = 80
    Wide color in Kelvin = 6500
    Fast Ignition = 1-2


    Anyone know anything about these lights??
    Can they be used in Marine Tanks??
     
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    Ohh, and they huge as well as pricey compared to normal energy savers
     
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    I used them before on my scrubber, when I had it. They are bright and works very nice. Also used it above the cheato ball.

    Only issue was that I could not get replacements. Only Builders Warehouse Faerie Glenn had them at that stage. And they are more expensive. Downgraded to 35W, and they gave about the same performance compared to the 45W. CFL globes you also have to replace every 6 months, the same as T5 tubes.
     
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    Thank you Riaan, found them here in the bush, of all places. Will take the other 4 boff the shelve too tomorrow if they scarce to come by, as you mentioned. Did yours also have the "air pump" holes at the bottom??
     
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    cannot remember.
    Only thing I know is that they do not last much longer than 6 months anyway. due to being to close to all the dampness with my scrubber setup.

    And they should not be mounted pointing downward. The base overheats and is partly reason why they do not last. Sideways are better. Or angled downward so that moisture do not run down the tubes into the base.
     
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    Jip, those are the exact ones with the vents
     
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