coralife bulbs

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    i bought 2 coralife actinic bulbs over the weekend and they both burnt out after 4 days. any one have any ideas why?
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    Possibly a bad ballast. Were they on the same ballast or are any other lights on that ballast?
     
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    they were on the same ballast but i move bulbs around
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    I don't know Emmett? Maybe check your ground? If the ballast is powering your other lights without issues I don't know what else to tell you.
     
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    i have 2 cheap 10,000k bulbs im going to put back in and see what happens if they dont burn out then im at a loss
     
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    Did you order the bulbs or get them from a LFS?
     
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    lfs
     
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    well i put to bulbs bulbs in that came with the light so ill see what happens so far they are working
     
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    I'm thinking they were old or miss handled at the store.
     
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    im sure he had them for awhile i hope he will replace them
     
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    I'm with salt, bad ballast or a bad ground. Omer used to be particular to a fault with his bulbs. If the box was dropped or mishandled they could have been damaged that way.
     
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    well its day 4 with the 10,000k bulbs still working so im going to say they were bad bulbs
     
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    day #6 and the 10,000k bulbs are still working :thumbsup:
     
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    and the LFS is replacing the bulbs so im waiting till i get both of them he had one and had to order another witch should be here friday
     
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    Well that's good as it seems you may have gotten some bad bulbs:thumbsup:
     
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    thats what it looks like
     
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