- - New GE Daylight anyone?
|Angel079 ||02-05-2010 06:44 PM |
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 :-?
|Mean Harri ||02-05-2010 06:52 PM |
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.
|Angel079 ||02-05-2010 06:56 PM |
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.... :-)
|Mean Harri ||02-05-2010 07:02 PM |
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.
|Angel079 ||02-05-2010 07:04 PM |
:lol: It was a serious question from my end...really really....don't make me call you names now....
|Mean Harri ||02-05-2010 07:07 PM |
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.
|beetlebz ||02-08-2010 08:53 PM |
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 :)
|Mean Harri ||02-08-2010 10:03 PM |
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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