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UVL T5 V-HO Super Actinic Bulb 420NM

UVL T5 V-HO Super Actinic Bulb 420NM

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Lighting for aquariums is a straightforward business, right? Well, not exactly. All-purpose bulbs can usually suit most aquarium environments but saltwater aquariums, particularly reef aquariums, have special lighting needs. Lighting can be useful to marine animals, such as corals and other invertebrates to regulate their growth and even help them in their digestion. Fish activity and even their tendency to spawn can be affected by aquarium lighting.

Lighting also affects the ability of aquarium plants to thrive in their environment. Actinic bulbs, which have a distinct blue color, are a favorite among reef aquarium owners because they help in the growth marine animals. If you`re looking for a reliable brand of lighting equipment for your saltwater aquarium, you cannot go wrong with UVL 22 Inch T5 V-HO Super Actinic Bulb 420nm Pet Store. It has 100 percent blue spectrum and a 180 degree internal reflector, which makes sure that the bulb has up to 40 percent more output than other actinic bulbs. The bulb is one of the most popular brands among aquarium owners. Make sure that the variety of living things in your aquarium get all the help for their health that they can get. For your saltwater aquarium lighting needs, look for UVL 22 Inch T5 V-HO Super Actinic Bulb 420nm.

Length (including pins): 22 1/4”

Features:
  • Length (including pins): 22 1/4”
  • 100% Blue spectrum, peaks at 420nm
  • Best used for reef applications
  • Blue chlorophyll absorption utilized in natural photosynthesis
  • Useful life: 4500 hours.
Available Colors:

Aqua Sun (10,000K): Best used for fresh & saltwater tanks adding vital photosynthesis. Unique blend of tri-band phosphors & high color rendering.

Actinic White (12,000K): 50% actinic 03 blue phosphors and 50% white spectrum (tri-band). Great for corals, live rock and related marine life.

75.25 (14,000K): 75% actinic 03 & 25% tri-band phosphors. Best used for saltwater tanks with live coral applications.

Super Actinic (420nm): 100% blue spectrum, peaks at 420nm. Best used for reef applications and coral health.

454: 85% tri-band Blue & 15% 420nm Nichia phosphor. Undeniably blue which adds depth to any aquariums, makes more vibrant colors appear.

Red Sun (633nm): Perfect supplemental addition for enhancing reds, yellows and orange colors.


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. Because fluorescent light bulbs are extremely fragile, they require special handling and packaging for safe transport. The special packaging we use for fluorescent bulbs accommodates multiple bulbs so the more you buy, the more you save.
Bulb Handling Fees are Based on Order Quantity
Bulb Length Less than 4 4 or More 6 or More
~24 Inch $10 No Handling Fee No Handling Fee
~36 Inch $15 No Handling Fee No Handling Fee
~48-60 Inch


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.

UVL T5 V-HO Super Actinic Bulb 420NM Reviews



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Posted: 5/1/2012 from Federal Way, WA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Wonderful lights. I love the look that they give my reef.


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Posted: 3/29/2010 from SAN CLEMENTE, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I am really pleased with the light. I have it combined with Power compacts and Metal Halides, but like how it helps with the blue coloration.


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uvl t5 vho

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 9/14/2009 from ENCINO, CA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Excellent product. Just hate having to replace so often... every 6 to 8 months....


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Best T-5's Yet!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 8/6/2009 from PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS UNITED STA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Superior to any other T-5's that I've used. The internal reflector really help kick as much light into the tank as possible. I still use an IceCap reflector with these however. Currently I run (from front to back, all UVL V-HOR's) Super Actinic, 75/25, Super Actinic, and White Actinic. Color mix is superb and my polyps have never extended better! Very impressed! If you have an IceCap 660, these bulbs will kick out between 55 and 60 watts. SUPER INTENSE! Say goodbye to your halides and your chiller!


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Love'em

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Posted: 7/15/2009 from Mattoon, IL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Love'em. . .Way better than my old bulbs. They're bringin out some new colors in my corals.


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great lighting

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Posted: 5/29/2009 from STAMFORD, CT UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Guys , these really light up your tank, they have a great blue color and since adding them my corals have popped even more, The color spectrum is fantastic, give my tank a whole differnt look. Great bulbs for sure'


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Maybe the color you need

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Posted: 3/24/2009 from HAYWARD, CA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: but is not very blue, cant really keep up one on one with the 10k's It does look like more actual thought went into it other than just making it super blue. If you like the color "pop" then you might want to try them paired with the 12k


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UVL T5-HO SUPER ACTINIC 420 NM

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Posted: 10/23/2008
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The bulbs are good and give great lighting for my reef tank.


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Posted: 9/25/2008
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Picked up some of these as a replacement for the stock actinics that came with Current USA's nova extreme pro. The color is excellent and the difference is notable from the stock bulbs. As a truer actinic, they peak at 420nm rather than the 460nm that Current's stock bulbs peak at.


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best you can buy

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Posted: 6/21/2008 from KELLYVILLE, OK UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have tried different brands and these give the best color enhancement of your corals and they seemed to really like the color spectrum they produce That is why I would buy them again when it comes time to replace again.


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