All you could ever want to know about T5's

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    Hi

    Thanks for that! The only problem I have with T5 lights is sourcing the bulbs one wants; otherwise they are just great.

    The ones available at LFS are way over-priced, but fortunately the lighting stores are now stocking T5 lamps and fittings. (Finally) Up to recently the lighting guys in some stores in Durban did not know what a T5 light is!

    Also be aware of the difference between a T5 bulb, and a HO T5 bulb.

    Thanks for the link.

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    Ismal, Northlands pets on Umgeni rode in Durban is one of the main importers of T5s they even supply some cape town LFS's like Sam's! maybe you should check out their prices and let up know?
     
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    Hi
    Sure Phil, no problem. I am going past Durban next weekend, (to Port Shepstone) and hope to stop at Northlands.
    Let me know which T5s you want me to check out, and I will gladly post the prices here. :)

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    I managed to get 2ft HO T5's (21W 6500kelvin) at R45.45 each at VOLTEX in Brackenfell.
    Electronic ballasts single - R157.32, double - R193.52. I spoke to Lee. Very helpful dude. 0219821404.
     
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    Try a company called Lamphouse Woodbridge Office Park Koeberg Rd Cape Town 021 551 6322 or Unit 11 Thynk Indusrial Park Cnr Queen & Nandi Drive Briardene 031 564 0710. I recently bought a Sylvana Gro-Lux 6ft for R71 and a 6ft Coral Star blue for R100, those prices beat Sam's anyday
     
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    Lamphouse did not have T5s and they told me that they do not stock them. This thread is about T5's. Are the Sylvana Gro-Lux and Coral Star blue T5's? Nice if they are because Lamphouse has some good prices.
     

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