HID Metal Halid or Fluorescent lighting
what are peoples preferences & reasons behind their answers ?
for the longest time ive been very pro-fluorescent, only thinking about LED as an alternative (an alternative i wasn't very keen on)
i still haven't looked into LED very well, i still consider the technology to be rather ... too young to consider fully endorsing it. ... just personal preferences - every "new" power efficient source seems to be very ... the draw-backs outweigh the benefits"
today i was looking at the life of lights and that got me thinking about these metal Halide bulbs.
i'm thinking about the cost of Metal Halide vs the cost of maintaining Fluorescent lights.
metal halide seems cheaper both initially and long-term, the draw-back being a 4200K spectrum vs a 6500K spectrum.
lumens per watt (once 400watts is reached) ... metal halide wins
but all this is a cost of operations.
there is more importantly a cost of production to consider
-what are peoples experiences that tend to move them from one into the other ?
-is there a "i tried X and i'm never going back" ? universal experience from many people maybe ?
... i can look at all kinds of pages on the net about data and spectrum's, but what about peoples experiences ???
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