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New Light Kit Out
Posted By: Mr Leadfoot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, 19 September 2002, at 1:51 a.m.
Just thought I'd share this bit of news I was overjoyed to discover. Coralife is out with this electronic ballast setup that enables aquarists to easily replace the guts of their strip lights with Compact Flourescents.
EZ Ballast comes in straight-pin (European) and square-pin (Japanese) models. All it is is a power cord with a ballast that plugs into an outlet on one end, and a rubber-covered waterproof "socket" on the other. You insert the pins-side of the bulb in the socket and VOILA! The socket-side, where the bulb plugs in, is so small, and compact flourescents are very thin, so you can retrofit ANY existing stock light strip in 5 minutes.
For example, I ordered a ballast kit and bulb for my 29 gallon, which originally came with a full hood and strip light with a single measly 20 watt