t8 to t5

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by nickmcmechan, 12 Apr 2008.

  1. nickmcmechan

    nickmcmechan Member

    Dalkeith, Scotland
    so, i've found a t8 to t5 converter. if i change what would be the benefits - do the really pump out more lumens per watt?
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

    Aston, Oxfordshire
    Can get more watts from a given length of tube from T5 compared to T8.

    BTW I've not seen a T8 to T5 converter, how does it work? You got a link at all? Would be interested to see that.

  3. planter

    planter Member

    me too!
  4. mini

    mini Newly Registered

    you can get converters but they arent meant for aquarium grade tubes only for domestic tubes, i looked into it about a year ago for a marine tank and the folk on the forum i used explained why it wouldnt work but ive forgotten why that is :oops: , im not very technically minded.

    *edit* aquarium tubes are HO tubes, domestic tubes are NHO and have different power requirements, this company have made a unit suitable for aquarium tubes but its pricey in my opinion http://www.marine-lighting.co.uk/ its about 80 pounds for the converter and and a 2 foot tube and assuming they still do them you would have to send them an email requesting it, their price may have come down by now i guess.

    link to the old thread testing them http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/show ... =converter

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