home depot t5 light

Home depot t5 light

They are half the price and this model is slim enough to affix to my maxspect razor for supplement lighting? Any suggestions?

That’s most likely catered to land-based plants which don’t use the same spectrum of light as reef corals do. Do you know what does thrive under that spectrum though? Algae.

Current tank: 7.5g Nano-Reef | Modified AquaClear50 | RapidLED Par38 bulb | 2x Koralia 240gph

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That may be true for that bulb but for $25 that fixture can be used with other bulbs more suited for reef lighting right? The cheapest 24″ fixture starts at $100 and up but this fixture doesn’t include all that bulkiness that’s what I need a slim fixture.

Why couldn’t I use T5 fixtures from Home Depot Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment


EPA recommends that consumers take advantage of available local options for recycling CFLs, fluorescent bulbs and other bulbs that contain mercury, and all other household hazardous wastes, rather than disposing of them in regular household trash.

Benefits of Recycling CFLs

Recycling prevents the release of mercury into the environment. CFLs and other fluorescent bulbs often break when thrown into a dumpster, trash can or compactor, or when they end up in a landfill or incinerator. Learn more about CFLs and mercury.

  • Other materials in the bulbs get reused. Recycling CFLs and other fluorescent bulbs allows reuse of the glass, metals and other materials that make up fluorescent lights. Virtually all components of a fluorescent bulb can be recycled.
    • Your area may prohibit disposal and/or require recycling. Some states and local jurisdictions have more stringent regulations than U.S. EPA does, and may require that you recycle CFLs and other mercury-containing light bulbs. Visit search.Earth911.comExit to contact your local waste collection agency, which can tell you if such a requirement exists in your state or locality. We are aware that the following states prohibit mercury-containing lamps from being discarded into landfills: The following links exit the site Exit
      • California
      • Maine
      • Massachusetts
      • Minnesota
      • New Hampshire (PDF) (3 pp, 62 K, About PDF)
      • Vermont
      • Washington

    Where to Recycle CFLs

    The short answer is: visit Exit to find out.

    • Waste collection agencies
    • Local retailers
    • Mail-back services

    Contact your local waste collection agency

    • provide services that are usually free, though some may charge a small fee.
    • sometimes collect household hazardous wastes only once or twice a year, so residents will have to hold on to their light bulbs until the collection takes place. Other collection agencies provide collection services throughout the year.
    • may also collect paints, pesticides, cleaning supplies or batteries.
    • usually accept waste only from residents, although some collection programs include small businesses as well.

    Visit your local retailers

    Many hardware supply stores and other retailers offer in-store recycling.

    Visit Exit to find stores in your area or check the list below.

    Make sure you check directly with the store before you go; not all stores in regional or nationwide chains may participate, and some stores may recycle only certain types of bulbs (for example, a store may recycle CFLs but not 4-foot fluorescent tubes).

    • Aubuchon Hardware store locations
    • Bartell Drugs store locator
    • Home Depot store locator
    • Ikea store locator
    • Lowe’s store locator
    • TrueValue store locator
    • Retail and other locations in certain counties and states:
      • Maine
      • Massachusetts
      • Minnesota
      • City of Napa and southern Napa County, California
      • San Francisco, California
      • San Mateo County, California
      • Vermont

    Find out about mail-back services

    Some bulb manufacturers and other organizations sell pre-labeled recycling kits that allow you to mail used bulbs to recycling centers. The cost of each kit includes shipping charges to the recycling center. You fill up a kit with old bulbs, seal it, and bring it to the post office or leave it for your postal carrier. Websites that provide more information about mail-back services.

    Please Note

    • U.S. EPA does not endorse, recommend, certify, authorize or approve of these services.
    • There may be other similar services of which we are not aware.
    • We only provide these links as a convenience to our web visitors.
    • BakPak Mail-Back Recycling (NLR, Inc.)
    • EasyPak from (AirCycle)
    • EcoLights
    • EverLights, Inc.
    • Heritage Lifecycle Mailback Services
    • Lampmaster
    • RecyclePak from Veolia Environmental Services
    • Simple Cycle (Lamp Environment Industries, Inc.)
    • Think Green From Home (Waste Management Inc.)
    • WasteSecure (Universal Recycling Technologies, LLC)

    If your state or local environmental regulatory agency permits you to put used or broken CFLs in the regular household trash, seal the bulb in a plastic bag and put it into the outside trash for the next normal trash collection.

    US EPA EPA recommends that consumers take advantage of available local options for recycling CFLs, fluorescent bulbs and other bulbs that contain mercury, and all other household hazardous