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150 Watt 14000K Metal Halide Bulb - IceCap, Double Ended
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14000K Metal Halide Bulb - IceCap, Double Ended

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Item #: MB2661P

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150W 14000K METAL HALIDE DOUBLE ENDED BULB—ICECAP This IceCap double-ended metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and intensity. The crisp-white color will illuminate your tank nicely. Actinic supplementation may be used t...
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150W 14000K METAL HALIDE DOUBLE ENDED BULB—ICECAP

This IceCap double-ended metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and intensity. The crisp-white color will illuminate your tank nicely. Actinic supplementation may be used to create a bluer look. An electronic ballast, magnetic pulse-start ballastor 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 18" 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: Double ended bulbs should always be used with the UV shield (supplied with most pendants). You and your corals can suffer from excess UV radiation otherwise. The bulb should be handled carefully as well since it has no outer glass casing. Using soft gloves is a good idea to keep finger prints off bulb. This is 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
 



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14000K Metal Halide Bulb - IceCap, Double Ended Reviews

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Not bad at all. . . Product Review by EDWARD F (Posted on 12/24/09)
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Great!

Comments: After doing a lot of research and reading reviews and test of this bulb, felt pretty safe taking the $70 chance, and research paid off.

I feel like this bulb looks best paired with an Actinic PC light if you are looking for a good deal of blue.

bright light Product Review by nutdog350 (Posted on 4/24/09)
Rating
Average

Comments: if your looking for a blue color these are not the bulbs for you. using in hamilton reefstar. more on the white side of the spectrum, very bright.

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