- Jun 13, 2012
So I was walking around my local wal-mart and ventured into the lighting department. As I was looking around I came across so florescent lights designed to be mounted under kitchen cabinets. As I looked at the packaging I saw that you can very easily wire them inline and had an idea. The housing of the unit is no wider then the t-5 bulb that it is meant to hold and is the exact dimension of the bulb. I picked up 3 of them went home and started experimenting with them. It turns out that I will be able to put 7-8 bulbs over my 55 gallon propagation tank I'm building, be able to wire them in-line with the wiring options that come with each fixture, and only have to pay 9.95 per unit. They come with bulbs that throw out 1000 lumens each with a kelvin temp of 6500, so if my number of unit estimate is correct I will be able to provide atleast 7000 lumens, a kelvin temp of 6500, and only use 161 watts total. It seems like my biggest concern will be " do I wanna change out a few bulbs to 4500 kelvin or leave them all on the higher end". So ya I'm mega excited.