ReefBrite -- T5 bulbs, any ETA?

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  1. Rakie

    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    So RB has made some T5 bulbs, I don't think they're out yet but they've put out some par numbers and spectrum screen shots.

    So do you guys have any info on these? Will they be carried by BRS? And lastly, RB claimed they'd be like $10 or less for a 24" bulb.
     
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    LE0 High end Collector R2R Supporter

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    cant wait to order them 15.62$ for 60inch bulbs..
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow, thanks @LostInTheDark -- I couldn't find any info out there. My google-fu has failed me
     
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    Anyone using them?
     
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    I was just thinking of making a post on the equipment forum about that... They apparently have a wider spectrum with more UV than ATI, they're cheaper, they supposedly put out more PAR and PUR, and supposedly give more of a "fluorescent" LED look from corals.

    So they're either made of bullsnap or pixie dust.
     
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    Can you give them a shot and let me kmow Rik??
     
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    I haven't heard of them till your post. They sound a little "Too good to be true". Hopefully someone will try them and let us know how they compare to ATI before my next bulb change. It would be nice to save a few bucks for a change.
     
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    I may have tried out 2 ReefBrite's T5 as trial & test and am not impress compared to my existing ATI's. I'll have to confirm if it's ReefBrite when I get home later today ....
     
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    Back atcha
     
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    Don't want to trash up your other thread regarding black friday sales @Bulk Reef Supply so I'll post ? here. Has Reefbrite ever allowed a black friday sale on their xho's, or any of their lights? Fingers crossed they have and will again! Thanks
     
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    Hm.. I don't recall if we carried Reef Brite for last Black Friday but I do know they tend to participate in select sitewide sales. There aren't generally a ton of hold outs over Black Friday :)
     
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    Sounds great, hopefully time to break open the piggy! Appreciate the info!
     
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    Here's a picture of the used ReefBrite T5 bulbs as promised ... the light produced more green than blue actinic

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    Well thats a shame, but thanks for sharing!
     
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    Thing is I had special ordered this as a test & trial ... the packaging was neat though. Aqua Medic T5 bulbs are my favorites but its hard to come by and I think they cost more than the ATI's (it's been a while since I last had them)
     
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