Opinion of Sylvania halides

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  1. Tony

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    Have any of you guys used these bulbs. I want to get some 10000K 250W halide lights and balance them with blue actinics. Are the Sylvanias any good?
     
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    Tony - I wish I can say "yes" I have used the Sylvania metal halide globes - but unfortunately I have not.
    I use their T5's - and the T5's lasts me about a year......... Before I HAVE to replace them (I only use them for actinics).....

    I think that you should get at least 18 months out of the Sylvania metal halides.....
    Where you buying from? "The Lamphouse"? (if not - try them - after you got prices from the sponsors).....
     
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    Were or are you happy wiht the quality of the bulb?
     
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    Yes Tony. They are most likely not AS BRIGHT as Geissemans, ATI's or AM's - but they are REALLY good value for money.
     
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    Thanks Jacques
     
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    Pleasure Tony.... I hope that I answered your question.....
     
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    sylvinia has bee around for quite some time but kepy in the shade by more known name brands, as far as PAR i cant comment but i do know their T5 tubes are excellent.. the actual colour of the bulb will also need to be established.. risky if you havent seen one running but i doubt you will go wrong where growth is concerned.. good luck
     
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    I got Sylvania T5 39w on my tank, happy with them

    See you are in Johannesburg, where do you get it.
    I got my mine from Lamphouse. check them out.
     
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    Thanks for the answers guys. Riaan I have heard of the lamphouse but haven't checked out their prices
     
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    maybe enquire pricing from them, and then compare to the prices i got you? would be interesting to see if there is much of a difference..
     
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