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Old 06-17-2008, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was talking to a Coralife Representative today and asked him why my new double tube CF Coralife fixtures only had one cord. It seems that UL has a new requirement of one cord per fixture. I told him that I had seen them advertised as two cord fixtures for timing each light. His reply was that, either they had not updated their website, had old ones in stock still or had not looked at the lights they were getting to notice the change. Anyone else noticed this? You may want to check with a site before ordering. Might be effecting other manufacturers as well.

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Wow..I wonder if this will spread across the board for all fixtures.
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I hope this isn't universal. I turn the individual bulbs on/off at different times and losing that ability in future fixtures would be a real aggravation.
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I am hoping to get to the bottom of this issue by the end of the week. I found no UL listing on this fixture and when I went to the Oceanic website and looked at a pdf file they had with their Coralife fixtures the one I got did not have a UL listing, but several did. I have e-mailed the assistance group for these lights and will also call them today. Will keep you updated on what I can find out.

UPDATE: I called and found out that this is true. Oceanic has not updated their site for this change and so I guess others may not have either. Be sure to confirm with whom you might be ordering from what you are getting. I was also told that there is probably still a lot of older lights out there in stores that may have the two cords. Could not find out about other brands.
You can confirm this at 1-800-255-4527.

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Got this response from Coralife finally.
You may want to consider this when ordering or buying future freshwater double light fixtures.


The Sales Rep was correct about the UL requirements. The fixture will not have a UL label on it. The new packaging has the UL mark on it, but has not made it to the manufacturer yet. This is a very recent change. They never used to be UL listed and had two separate power cords. The website is under construction for the Coralife products. Currently everything is listed in the Oceanic Website with minimal information.

If you want to separate the front set from the back set of lights you will need to purchase the Lunar Aqualight. It comes setup for saltwater aquarium use, but you can purchase the freshwater bulbs to put in their place. Some stores may be willing to swap out the bulbs for you, but that is entirely up to their discretion.



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