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New GE Daylight anyone?
Old 02-05-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
 
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Question New GE Daylight anyone?

Have to say I used to always buy Phillips or GE (last time about 2yrs ago); then upon move I started Bright effects; both daylights were well daylight coloration.

I just bought a new one yesterday from GE (since I nicely busted my other new one in a dull moment) the seem more like cool blue borderline purple to me then they used to? It sure sticks out in the tank specially becuase over the 45 I only have 2x18" tubes side by side not back to back across and the 2nd one is a soft white and that difference really looks like sunrise - sunset from one end of the tank to the next....

Just really wondering if they amended there spectrum since I last bought them or what? The Bright effects ones aren't that 'harsh' blue
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
 
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Is the bulb you just bought one you have not used for awhile since the last time? Maybe you are used to the other type that you have been using.
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
 
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That GE I hadn't bought in a while no. But compared to my Daylights in the 55 it just seems bluer/ colder to me.... Or maybe its just my eyesight today.....That's why I needed to ask I guess...if its just me or the actual bulb....
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:02 PM   #4
 
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It probably has a slightly different Kelvin rating. If it's the same as the other brand then someone is lying about their Kelvin. And it's not nice to lie about Kelvins.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:04 PM   #5
 
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It was a serious question from my end...really really....don't make me call you names now....
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:07 PM   #6
 
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Seriously. The 2 bulbs are probably slightly different. I doubt it's your eyes that are wrong. I had to throw in a little silliness at the end of my last post or it just wouldn't be me.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
 
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i have natural daylight T12s and natural sunlight t12s for my 110g, the daylights are definitely brighter and bluer than the sunlights, just to add :)
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:23 PM   #8
 
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Yea I have the sun-day mix in the 55g - Or better said I HAD till about 2hrs ago Experimenting here again
You wanna chime in with ideas read here http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...att-55g-36847/
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #9
 
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So it sounds like the daylights are upwards of 6700k or higher if they are blue-ish. Sunlights must be lower. 5000k? I'd venture to say the daylights are probably the better bulb. I'd also listen to about half of what I say and regard the rest as lies. lol
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