Glo T5 overhead lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by aaronnorth, 15 Feb 2009.

  1. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    How is the light spread on these? I am thinking about getting one (2 x 54w T5 version) but the 2 tubes seem too be close together and it looks as though the majority of the light will be focused just below the unit - is this the case?

    also, what is the maximum width of the glass that can be used?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Sorry, cant help you specifically, but do you have a LFS that sells the Osaka range of tanks? If so they are supplied with this lighting so you'd be able to see it, in situ.

    Sam
     
  3. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    they have just sold their display tank as it that specific model has been continued - never really concentrated on it before, typical :rolleyes: :lol:

    I have had a few replys and it seems as though they are ok with regards to light dispersal, however i now need to find out what the maximum glass thickness can be.


    The reason i ask is because i will be getting a fluval roma 240 and i need to upgrade the lighting, but the rim is glued on so the thickness may be something like 20mm and i am unsure if it will fit - i know with the arcadia luminiares you can buy an attachment which allows you to use it on thicker glass.

    Here is a picture of my current fluval, and as you can see it is really thick edge:

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    Thanks.
     
  4. 2pods

    2pods Member

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    I have one of the double GloT5s (2 x 39w).
    It seems to spread the light faily evenly.

    Also the adjustable clamps open a good bit, so you should be OK but here's the man to ask:
    jonathan.wright@rchagen.com
     
  5. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    thanks for the address 2pods :)
     

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