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Old 12-15-2009, 07:56 PM   #1 
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Red face Flourescent Lights in 10 gal hood?

Can flourescent lights be put into a 10 gal hood? I bought some from the pet store, they're 10watts, and I had them in for like 10 minutes and one of them smelled kinda funny and then started smoking?
Did I do something terribly wrong?? Or was it just a fluke? There is some hardwater deposits on the inside of the hood, could that cause the smoking??
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:49 PM   #2 
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im guessing its the bulb itself thats defective if only one did it.

you can put those in a hood, as long as they fit, obviously, and that you dont exceed the hoods wattage.
i dont think a 10 watt should exceed it, check your hood and see if u can find that info. it should state it near the sockets
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Yeah I'm thinking it was either the bulb, or the buildup of hardwater that caused it. The bulb burned out so I returned it and got a refund. I wanted to just exchange it, but they were out of them and probably won't be getting them in until next week. Is it ok that I leave the one bulb on, or will it burn out more quickly? Thanks!
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one bulb should be fine, its in its own individual socket,so it shouldnt burn out anymore quickly than it usually would, i think ur ok
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Ok thanks!
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