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UVL 72 Inch 160W Actinic White VHO T12 Fluorescent Bulb

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UF3723

This item has been discontinued.

UV Lighting Company (UVL)

Actinic white is the first of its kind to offer a 50/50 combination on triband and actinic phosphors. 180° internal reflector allows 40% more light output. Actinic White is a high performance upgrade, great for coral, live rock, and related marine life. Actinic White (12000K) = 50% actinic 03 blue phosphors & 50% white spectrum (triband). High performance upgrade which are great for corals, live rock, and related marine life. Bulb Replacement Guide Bulb Types Life of Bulb* Normal Output Fluorescent 6-12 months Very High Output (VHO) 6-12 months Power Compact (PC) 9-12 months T5 High Output (T5HO) 9-18 months Metal Halide 9-12 months LED (non-moonlight) ~5 years (50,000 hours) * Manufacturer Recommendations

All fluorescent bulbs have a 30-day warranty.

Specifications

Actinic White (12000K) = 50% actinic 03 blue phosphors & 50% white spectrum (triband).


Manufacturer Info

UV Lighting Corp
Founded in 1986 by Douglas Clarke in Cleveland, Ohio, and still located in suburban Brook Park. UV Lighting Company International is your one source for specialty lighting products including Aquarium, Cosmetic, Germicidal, Horticulture, Medical, and Reprographic lighting products. They`re a family owned business with over 30 years of industry experience. Their goal is to earn your business by offering quality products, exceptional customer service and prices that can`t be beat.


Warranty

30-day warranty.

26 Reviews

STEVEN D COPE from Gassville, AR UNITED STATES

11/27/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

very crisp

Very nice bulbs, really makes my water look so clear and everything pop.

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LEWIS INGRAM from FAIR OAKS, CA UNITED STATES

10/17/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

na

Great product. Been using them for years.

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HAROLD GREEN from CLEVELAND, TX UNITED STATES

02/26/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

reef lighting

Two actinic and two actinic white vho's have given me execellent hard and soft coral growth in a 75 gallon reef aquarium. With an ice pac ballast I'm getting sufficient light output to run the lamps for close to two years and still get good growth. However if I was growing sps corals I would probably change the lamps more often.

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CHRISTOPHER HUNT from McKinney, TX UNITED STATES

01/12/2012

Experience Level: Expert

VHO T12 Flourescent Bulbs

Used the VHO T12 bulbs for 7 years now. Work as advertised for my reef tank of 25ish corals both SPS & LPS in 90 gallon bowfront 30 inches high. My lights are mounted in hood 9 inches above top of tank. Light penetration will reach most LPS corals & Xenia down to the bottom of my tank just fine. These bulbs will support SPS down to about 24 - 30 inches max from bulb mounting location. They will definetely last 12 months. Internal reflector does work. If you do go 12 - 14 months before replacing, I recommend acclimating your corals to new bulbs by installing only half of the bulbs at a time (I use a total of 6) so you don't bleach finicy corals. Heat generated is not a big problem & have never had to replace German EndCaps due to heat. I use with quality ICECAP ballasts. I do use (3) variable speed fans 3" for summer months in Texas July to September as bulbs heat up tank 2-3 additional degrees on average year round. I really like these bulbs and they're cheap comparitevely. They "WILL" support propagate LPS & SPS corals! If you add an AquaSun bulb expect it to brighten all your colors overall for fish & corals, but decrease the metallic colors of corals during day and some at night. Will buy again in future.

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DAVID HARRIS IV from LAND O LAKES, FL UNITED STATES

08/01/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Big Difference!

It always amazes me whenever I replace my VHO bulbs, how much brighter and crisper the new lights are! Love them! I have heard the horror stories that some people have from ordering bulbs online and recieving them broken...but after seeing the company's packaging & special "bulb box", I will never have to worry about that from them!

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VERNON FETZER from MANDAN, ND UNITED STATES

03/12/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Bulbs

Love the VHO bulbs. they run cool and last 18 months.

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ROBERT MARCINIAK from Caseyville, IL UNITED STATES

10/31/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Big Change

Since installing the 140 watt VHO Actinic White Bulbs, a big improvement has taken place. The corals and invertabrates are larger, and even the fish seem happier.The colors are even bolder!!! Outstanding!!!!

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JOEY BRYANT from SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL UNITED STA

06/26/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

48" VHO BULBS

been using the bulbs for years and you are the cheapest i have been able to find them. Great prices and great product. would deffinately buy from again

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LOUIS KIRKBRIDE from RALEIGH, NC UNITED STATES

12/01/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Continuing Quality

Not much to say that is new. I have been using these bulbs for 10 years changing them once a year. I use one Actinic White and one Super Actinic for a 150 gal. reef tank. I couple these with 2 MH 15000 bulbs. The tank is doing beautifully--no complaints.

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C. CAROLINO from VIRGINIA BEACH, VA UNITED STAT

05/14/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

VHO Bulbs

Great bulbs....I use them in conjuction with an Icecap Ballast. They work great! Coral are very happy.

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