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150 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb - XM, Double-Ended
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150 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb - XM, Double-Ended

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Need a light for your fish tanks? Then you should take a look at this one! The 10 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb Pet Store gives you a wonderful lamp you can use to illuminate your aquaria, making sure that it is bright enough fo...
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Need a light for your fish tanks? Then you should take a look at this one! The 10 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb Pet Store gives you a wonderful lamp you can use to illuminate your aquaria, making sure that it is bright enough for you and your pets to enjoy, as well as beneficial for your fishes, plants and corals. With such an amazing product, what more can you ask for?

The product contains a special phosphor that has a dual purpose. It can emit a bluish-white light that can penetrate deep in the water, no matter how dense it may be. These rays help bring out the colors of the marine life it illuminates, giving you an aquatic ecosystem that has an enhanced outlook. And it can give off the right lumen intensity that will enable the plants and corals to create and process their food via photosynthesis. The lamp is completely safe, and it does not generate too much heat that might be harmful to your pets.

Buy the 10 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb now! This item comes in an XM size, and it can fit in any appropriate double-ended fixture. With this one-of-a-kind accessory, you will give your fishes, plants and corals the bright home it deserves.

The XM double-ended 20000K metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and good intensity. It is white with a strong blue tint. It brings out the fluorescent pigments in corals nicely. Fluorescent supplementation is usually not necessary, but can be used for added intensity and to simulate dawn and dusk. 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 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
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The best. Product Review by MICHAEL MORENO (Posted on 2/26/14)
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Excellent!

Comments: Awesome, just awesome, the color is great corals didnt like it at first but they love it now. Wonderful lights. A must get.

color Product Review by the snowman (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I changed 15k to 20k . I found the 3 20k was a little blue for me. But no yellow. I changed one bulb and replaced it with one 15000k and it gives a little contrast looks pretty nice. The 20000k brings out the colors in your tanks more then using alll 15000 xm. I really like very bright light but not yellow any ideas.
Remember it easy by keeping things simple!!!
Ron the snowman!

Great bulb Product Review by RICHARD DAVIS (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: The bulb has been installed only for a few days and it is bluer than my 14K Phoenix was. I am still waiting to see how well the corals take to the new light spectrum and if they color up a bit.

great bulb excellent price Product Review by dave (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: The bulb usually last about 9-12months!
I just ordered it and it came right away.
The color is really nice, its white with a blue tint.
My coral looks bigger than usually when i used this bulb.

good choice Product Review by rich in nj (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: this bulb replaced the 14k(sunpod )it fired right up in seconds.crisp with a good tint of blue, my lps and monti's seem to love it..next bulb xm 20 k

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