ASL Compact T5 Fluorescent Tubes

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Themuleous, 6 Feb 2008.

  1. Themuleous

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  2. milla

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    That maybe a typo.
    I have had some dual colour compacts but the ones deemed to be plant where pink & white.
    Not sure if same make though.
    They did give a decent colour to look at like having 1 daylight t8 and 1 triphosphur t8 over tank. 1 very green and 1 very pink but they balanced out nicely.
     
  3. Themuleous

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    Where they any good at growing plants?
     
  4. milla

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    Yes. in fact i still go for a mix of triphosphur and daylight tubes when i can.

    But at the time i had not discvovered the joys and expense of hightech.

    I ran a 100L el natural with 2 36w compacts (approx 3wpg) for 2 years with these bulbs. Had to play with lighting periods till i got a handle on the algae issues due to the intense light from these bulbs.
     
  5. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    The ASL tubes work as good as any. There is little to no difference in the effectiveness of plant growth in any of the T5 tubes on the market regardless of Kelvin rating or manufacture claims. The pink and blue combination give an eerie effect so unless you like purple haze you should mix them with some daylight colored lamps (6500-7000K). The pink and white tube has a much more balanced visual effect.

    You can get tube at Lamp Specs at half the price but you have to buy insurance. It's therefore better to buy a lot of bulbs at one time: http://www.lampspecs.co.uk/Light-Bulbs-Tubes/Long-2G11

    Cheers,
     
  6. Themuleous

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    Thanks people :)
     
  7. Garuf

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    From lamp specs which postage do you use? It says compulsory yet gives options? :S
     
  8. zig

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    I use ASL tubes :)

    But not that one :)

    They grow plants fine.
     
  9. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    I guess you have an option if you are buying something other than bulbs, like fittings etc. I've always checked the £7.50 compulsory flat rate (but I buy 6 or so bulbs at a time). I might have misinterpreted the requirement though. Try one of the other shipping rates and see what happens.

    Cheers,
     
  10. Bingy_bong

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    I ordered 4 55w pc off lamspecs on sunday, shipping was 3.47 total royal mail Insured.
    They emailled me to say that the lamps woud be here tuesday (Tommorrow).
    Lets wait and see.......
     
  11. Garuf

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    I've already got mine :)
    Spectrum isn't what I was expecting but thats my fault for being unable to read lol.
     

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