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#1 Dougthehead

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 11:55 AM

Hey guys, I am looking to add another light to my setup and I am trying to find the cheapest 2 tube, 48 inch T5 High Output fixture with reflector, that comes with tubes.  So far the cheapest I have found is here for $49.95:

 

http://www.htgsupply...tput-T5-Fixture

 

Do any of you know a better deal out there on the net, or at a big box store?


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#2 moruga welder

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 04:07 PM

wish i did my friend , but sometimes with my hobbies i learned its best not to be cheap when it counts   :onfire:



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 04:19 PM

wish i did my friend , but sometimes with my hobbies i learned its best not to be cheap when it counts   :onfire:

Trust me, if I had a choice in the matter I would be looking at the specs and getting the best available. Just looking to make due for the time being.



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 04:21 PM

i understand , been there .   :onfire:



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 03:34 PM

I wouldn't buy cheapest when it comes to T5, I bought two cheap T5 fixtures last year and had nothing but problems with them.

 

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First one I had to mail back as the ballast blew after a couple of days (I had to pay $$$ shipping charges).

 

Second one the ballast blew just outside of the three month warranty and now it sits gathering dust as it will cost almost as much to repair as it cost for the fixture in the first place.

 

You're better off buying T8s now and waiting until you can afford to upgrade.  



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

I wouldn't buy cheapest when it comes to T5, I bought two cheap T5 fixtures last year and had nothing but problems with them.

 

Short version of the story:

 

First one I had to mail back as the ballast blew after a couple of days (I had to pay $$$ shipping charges).

 

Second one the ballast blew just outside of the three month warranty and now it sits gathering dust as it will cost almost as much to repair as it cost for the fixture in the first place.

 

You're better off buying T8s now and waiting until you can afford to upgrade.  

 

i agree with chili noob i'd go with t8's  they'll work fine 







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