View Full Version : Are the Current T-5 bulbs any good?

02/22/2006, 06:50 PM
As it say. I am wondering if there are any Current T-5 user that could comment on the light quality of the bulbs. I was thinking of getting 3 of the 10K bulbs. How do you like the light?

02/22/2006, 10:14 PM
I had 2 of the 10,oook and 2 of the 460nm actinic from dr foster. for like $12 each. They are not german bulbs though but I did like the color and compared to my pc they were like night and day. If cost is an issue go with the current T-5's. I compared the light output with my geissman bulbs I got from reefgeek and the difference was minimal at best. Some may disagree, I didn't measure the par or anything but to my naked eye the german bulbs were only a little brighter. Needless to say I did send the current bulbs back and kept the geissman and ge bulbs from reefgeek. I think if you want to try em go for it. Yoou can always send em back to drfosteransdsmith. Good luck.

02/23/2006, 03:39 PM
I have never been that impressed with the ATI-D&D-Geismann or what ever they are this week. I have a Current antinic, AQ Ocean Blue and a ATI BluePlus. To the naked eye the Current brighter than the euro bulbs.

02/23/2006, 03:50 PM
Current makes a good product...how much of a difference could there be--certainly not enough to justify the price jump!


02/23/2006, 04:17 PM
I was looking to replace the 2 ATI Sun 6000K I have now with ~10K.

02/23/2006, 08:23 PM
go for it they are good bulbs...

02/23/2006, 08:35 PM
Like mine TEK 48" with Giesmann bulbs