Aquarium Power Compact Lighting

Power compact vs T5HO lighting

T5 high output lighting is a newer, more powerful technology, but also more expensive. Power compact is a cost effective way to get started in the reef or freshwater planted hobby. Power compact lighting should only be used for species of plant and coral that do well with less light because it is less powerful than T5HO or LED.

A power compact bulb is bent into a U shape with a socket on one side, either a straight pin (4 pins in a line) or square pin power compact configuration (2 pins above two pins). Before buying replacement power compact bulbs, be sure you order the correct pins.

Each tube can be lit a different color. A 50/50 power compact bulb will have two different color tubes, typically one white 10k and one blue actinic (460 or 420nm). A dual actinic PC bulb has one blue and one true actinic.
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Hamilton Technology 96 Watt 10,000K Super Daylight - Square Pin

Hamilton Technology 96 Watt 10,000K Super Daylight - Square Pin

Red Sea 55W Dual 10000K/Actinic PowerCompact Bulb

Red Sea 55W Dual 10000K/Actinic PowerCompact Bulb

Oceanic 29 Gallon BioCube - Replacement 36 Watt Actinic 03 Lamp

Oceanic 29 Gallon BioCube - Replacement 36 Watt Actinic 03 Lamp

36 Watt Compact Flourescent Bulb - Blue, Straight Pin

36 Watt Compact Flourescent Bulb - Blue, Straight Pin

18W 10000K PowerCompact Bulb - Straight Pin

18W 10000K PowerCompact Bulb - Straight Pin

Clip For Power Compact Bulb - 5 Pack

Clip For Power Compact Bulb - 5 Pack

JBJ 6 Gallon Nano Cube - Replacement 18 Watt Combo Lamp

JBJ 6 Gallon Nano Cube - Replacement 18 Watt Combo Lamp

JBJ 24 Gallon Nano Cube - Replacement 36 Watt Combo Lamp

JBJ 24 Gallon Nano Cube - Replacement 36 Watt Combo Lamp

JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube - Replacement 105 Watt Quad Lamp

JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube - Replacement 105 Watt Quad Lamp

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