PL vs T5

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by fly*, 12 Mar 2011.

  1. fly*

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    So for my current hood build for 600 cube, i've decided to go with 2 x 36w 90 degree B+W PAR38 LED units and 1 x 36w 60 degree PAR38 LED B+W. To supplement them I can go either 2 x 36w PL (actinic and white) AKA the JBJ24 old light rig or 2 x 24w T5 2ft Reeftek 10000k.

    For the supplement lighting which would be better? 36w PL or 24w T5's ??? I need to buy the reflectors in the next few days. I'm leaning towards the PL's tbh.
     
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  3. jaquesdp08

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    Ill rather go T5's, I like T5;s hehe
     
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    I would also say T5's cos u have so many other options, u could buy different brands of globes as well as different colours u cant do that with PL. plus with PL u dont get all the light du to the shape of the globe, theres a bit of waste, with T5 and proper reflectors u get all the light
     
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    fly* Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    So thats already quite a few in favor of T5's :)
     
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    I have T5's on my setup and so far very happy!
     
  7. robertkukla

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    t5
     
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    Definitely T5's
     
  9. fly*

    fly* Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    That makes;

    T5 - 7
    PL - 0

    ;)
     
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