View Full Version : lighting question.....

04/10/2011, 12:06 PM
I have a Current 48" light fixture which has 6x 54w T5 VHO bulbs. I paid like $400 for it. I do see people in here recommending ATI which sells for $900.
is there really a huge difference? I would think the bulbs are more important than the fixture. Aren't T5 54w vho the same in any fixture? cant I just change the bulbs to what I need? can any brand bulb work in my Current fixture?

04/10/2011, 12:32 PM
yeah any brand bulb will work in either fixture. the main diff. between fixtures is how the bulbs are cooled. the quality of reflectors (makes a big diff. in par), the ballasts used, ect.

04/10/2011, 12:51 PM
but will I see $500.00 worth of a difference?

04/10/2011, 01:22 PM
IMO no, but to others they may say yes