This would indeed be very bad and VERY mis-informed advice!
by definition HOT5 is 2-3 times more powerful than T8 and as such projects light and energy from light further accordingly.
If you have any questions at all please let me know, I am only too happy to help.
If you want to PM me the shops name and it is still the case we can ensure a period of re-education for them
Originally Posted by MartinMc
I think I know what shop you are talking about. And if im right id be very wary of any advice. I have been in a couple of times and have been told that I dont want to waste my money on t5 strips coz t8 is much better. He then told me that he didnt stock t5 and only had t8. And that I would only need 1 arcadia flood for my 8x8x3 iguana viv and argued with me whe I said he was wrong. Pm me if you like to confirm its the same place.
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