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150 Watt 10000K Metal Halide Bulb - Ushio, Double Ended

150 Watt 10000K Metal Halide Bulb - Ushio, Double Ended

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150 Watt 10000K Metal Halide Bulb - Ushio, Double Ended Information


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150W 10000K METAL HALIDE DOUBLE ENDED BULB - Ushio

The German-Made Ushio double-ended metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and intensity. The crisp-white color will illuminate your tank nicely. It is very similar to an IceCap 10,000K bulb but slightly more blue. Actinic supplementation may be used to create a bluer look. An electronic ballast, magnetic pulse-start ballast or magnetic HQI ballast is required to ignite these bulbs. It must also be housed inside a pendant. It cannot be used with simply a reflector in an open application as UV rays emitted by the bulb must first be filtered with a UV-proof lens. An excellent choice for nano-reefs and other reef tanks up to 22" deep. on how the different Kelvin ratings appear and more information on metal halide bulbs.


Common questions/problems concerning metal halide lamps:

  1. Metal halide lamps of the same kind are different colors?
    Metal halide lamps operate by passing an electric arc through an arc tube that excites particles in the arc tube. When the metal particles reach an excited state they emit energy in the form of visible light. It takes 100 hours of operation before the metal particles stabilize and become a consistent color. All metal halides require 100 hours of operation before color and light output stabilize. All metal halides inherently have a slight color variation between individual lamps.
  2. The metal halide lamp fires and then either burns dull or the arc extinguishes?
    Usually the ballast and lamp are not receiving enough power. Metal halides pull a high current. Usually the problem is either there is too great a load on the circuit or the extension cords are of a small wire size and can`t handle the power needed by the ballast. Use only heavy duty extension cords and try running a ballast off a circuit from another part of the house.
  3. Do I need a cover shield between the lamp and the aquarium?
    Metal halide lamps produce a large amount of UV and also have a potential of exploding. The single ended metal halide lamps have an outer jacket which eliminates most of the UV. However, they have an inherent risk of exploding and UL requires metal halide lamps to be enclosed. On double ended lamps there is no UV shield. Double ended lamps must have a glass shield or major eye injuries including blindness may occur.
  4. Can I operate a ballast and lamp together which are designed for different wattages?
    Each wattage lamp and ballast are designed together for optimal performance and safety. If you over drive the lamp it may explode and shorten the life of the ballast and lamps. If you under drive the lamp it will also shorten the life of both components and also may explode. Do not mix different type wattages of lamps and ballasts.
NOTE: The bulb should be handled carefully during installation and replacement.

Bulb Replacement Guide
Bulb Types Life of Bulb*
Normal Output Fluorescent 6-12 months
Very High Output (VHO) 6-12 months
Power Compact (PC) 9-12 months
T5 High Output (T5HO) 9-18 months
Metal Halide 9-12 months
LED (non-moonlight) ~5 years (50,000 hours)
* Manufacturer Recommendations





Manufacturer Info

Ushio
Since the North American operations began in 1967, it has been USHIO America, Inc.`s charter to provide customers with unrivaled customer service. With over 4,000 products in their portfolio, from unique specialty light sources for critically important and demanding applications, to general illumination lamps for architectural and task lighting, USHIO has earned worldwide respect as a company that delivers on its promise to meet the world`s lighting needs.

Warranty

9 month pro-rated warranty


150 Watt 10000K Metal Halide Bulb - Ushio, Double Ended Reviews



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Posted: 3/4/2014 from CHENEY, WA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Much better for my corals than the cheapy MHs that came with my lighting unit. Very bright, white light. Perfect compliment to my Giesmann T5 actinics.


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Lights

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Posted: 2/27/2014
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: They are great just what I was told


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Bright

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Posted: 1/18/2012 from MARLBOROUGH, MA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This bulb was extacly what I expected. Perfect and really makes my tank pop


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Lights

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Posted: 1/12/2012 from REDWOOD CITY, CA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: They are great just what I was told


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More yellow than expected

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 10/5/2011 from YORK, SC UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I realize this is a 10k bulb and not a 14 or 20k bulb. However, I was expecting a little less yellow. The bulbs have been in for a week or so, so the color should have fully developed by now. The product did ship quickly and was packaged well.


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Nice Bulb

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Posted: 9/15/2011 from RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA UNITED
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Have a 28 gallon Nano and this bulb is perfect for it. Initially the Nano came with a 14k bulb, way to much power. Nice bulb for the price! Placed the order on Monday, the bulb was at my door on Wednesday, with no special shipping. First purchase, definitely not my last! Thanks again! T


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Nice Bulb

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Posted: 9/15/2011
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Have a 28 gallon Nano and this bulb is perfect for it. Initially the Nano came with a 14k bulb, way to much power. Nice bulb for the price! Placed the order on Monday, the bulb was at my door on Wednesday, with no special shipping. First purchase, definitely not my last! Thanks again! T


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Nice Bulb

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Posted: 9/15/2011
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Have a 28 gallon Nano and this bulb is perfect for it. Initially the Nano came with a 14k bulb, way to much power. Nice bulb for the price! Placed the order on Monday, the bulb was at my door on Wednesday, with no special shipping. First purchase, definitely not my last! Thanks again! T


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Nice Bulb

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Posted: 9/15/2011
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Have a 28 gallon Nano and this bulb is perfect for it. Initially the Nano came with a 14k bulb, way to much power. Nice bulb for the price! Placed the order on Monday, the bulb was at my door on Wednesday, with no special shipping. First purchase, definitely not my last! Thanks again! T


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Fits time replacement - easy

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Posted: 8/14/2011 from HOUSTON, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Have to kick myself for not changing these earlier - I had the original bulbs for over 2 years and when 1 just went out on my Coral Life lighting system - must have been a sign - the replacement was very simpleboth lamps (2 ordered) went in and fired up first try. Just like the rest the other comments - a bit blue at first then settled down to a very nice 10K color after a few days. Very nice and would recommend to anyone - ***especially*** from this website- they do it right every time - shipping, notifications, price, packing - no problems.


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