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sorry! My link thingy has been acting up lately.

Here it is again....

http://www.fun-led-light.com/incandescent-...luorescent.html

I suggest you get a fluorescent canopy if that is what you want to do. The housing on an incandescent canopy is not made for a fluorescent bulb. It won't be safe

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You could use the screw in compact fluorescents, the spiral type. As far as lifespan of the bulbs, it would depend on the type of hood you get. If it's exposed to the water, the fluorescents will last about the same as incadescents. But if you were able to put some sort of shield between the bulbs and the water, then yes, fluorescents would last longer. Another reason to have fluorescents is if you want to try any serious live plant growth. Most live plants just wouldnt get enough light from incadecent bulbs. Fluorescents put out more light per watt. Also, they dont put out as much heat, so the water doesnt heat up as much. Just be sure that you did not exceed the wattage limit of your hood, in most cases, a dual fixture is limited to 25 watts per socket

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Definitely use fluorescent bulbs if you can. They use 1/3 the power per amount of light produced when compared to incandescent bulbs (incandescents produce lots of waste heat), and they last significantly longer. If you want to grow plants, fluorescent bulbs will easily give you the light you need.

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