Insect Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by chikaboo, 10 Apr 2009.

  1. chikaboo

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    Hi has anyone had experience with the lilac colour proper aquarium lights marked "aquamarine" or the light purple colour bulb like the insect repellent bulbs - are they good for anything in our tanks as they are whole easier to obtain than blue actinics and alot cheaper!
     
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    Don't know why, but something is telling me to stay clear of it:whistling:
     
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    Hi Lighty how your'll keeping - stay clear of the aquamarine bulb or the insect repellent coloured one - BTW the latter is called black flourescent but it is like a blueish
     
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    well thx, sorry ment the insect type one, think they could emmit UV?
     
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    I am sure they are UV, and they attract the insects so they can be electrocuted.
     
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    Ok sorry for the misunderstanding it is not the real insect light - it is the colour of the insect light but rated 20watts and a normal t5 2 foot bulb marked black flourescent tube tried to get a pic but too bright for my cam sorry
     
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    without proper specs on the bulb it will be difficult to give a yes or no answer.we have found some strange solutions in some strange places in the past but all have been tried and tested proir to promotion.. get us more infor (pic, spectrum chart, etc ) and we can come to a more informend opinion? i know this doesnt help much but id rather be safe than sorry..
     
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    I totally agree - get information on the spectrum, and make sure that it is OK before you use it.

    Hennie
     
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