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trreherd 05-20-2007 07:48 PM

current usa sunpaq bulbs
 
I think that one of my compact flourecent bulbs on my light fixture is screwed up. I have a current usa duel sattalite fixture with two 65 watt pc bulbs. Each bulb has two different like spectrun in it. One bulb is a 10k/65k and the other is a 420/460nm actanic. The actanic one is the one that is worring me. It seems to me that the purple side(460nm) has worn out or something. When i first got the fixture i could cleary see that one side was purple and the other was blue. But i think the purple side is not working anymore. This makes be very nervious about putting any corals in the tank cause i dident think i had enuff light even with a fully functional fixture. Heres a little diagram of what the bulb is sposed to look like.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c3...1167352083.jpg

So have any of you guys heard about these bulbs failing? Is it even possible for one side to dim and the other remain bright?

Heres a pic The inside one is sposed to be purple but as you can see its not. Is it possible the colors blended?
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c3...y/DSCN0960.jpg

P.S. I already tested the balasts and there not the cause.

caferacermike 05-21-2007 02:12 PM

My guess is that it has "burned in" finally. All of my purple bulbs turn blue after about 3 months.


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