Aquatic Plant Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi everyone,
I have a Coralife CF fixture that came with a bulb I didn't like (part actinic) so I bought a different one (6700K/10000K Dual Daylight).Today I noticed that the label on the fixture says 28 watts, but the bulb I'm using is 32 watts. My questions are "Am I getting the full power out of this bulb?" and "Is it possible to go to a higher wattage bulb too?" Thanks for any advice.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,877 Posts
My understanding is that the ballast drives the bulb. So, you will be getting 28 watts of energy out of that lamp.

-Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Nope, it's the same size (12.75") bulb... the new(er) one is a Current SunPaq 32w bulb... so maybe since its a different company the wattage is also different. Well, I guess it was an improvement over the 1/2 actinic bulb, but I'm kind of bummed I didn't end up with a wattage increase like I thought I did. :|
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
581 Posts
The good news is you now have 6500/10k vs the actinic that did nothing for your tank. So yes, in a sense you did pick up some wattage ;)
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top