Need a light for your aquariums? Then you would do very well to take a look at this item! The 175 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb Pet Store
offers you a wonderful lamp product that can illuminate your tank, as well as provide the energy needed by your pets to survive and thrive. Very effective and extremely efficient, this is the one you should add to your shopping cart.
The product is created and tested by marine scientists, and it contains two types of phosphors. One of these can give off the light that will brighten up your pets habitat, and it can penetrate deep into the water, no matter how dense it might be. The other can emit the energy needed by your fishes for their vitamin D, and it is useful for your plants and corals, allowing them to make and process their food via photosynthesis. It is completely safe to use, as it does not generate excessive heat that can harm marine life. And it is energy efficient, using merely 175 watts of power.
The 175 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb comes with a mogul base, and it can be placed on any compatible light fixtures. It is a long-lasting product, and the package includes an instruction guide and a warranty. Buy this item now and give your sea pals
a bright home and future.
175W 20000K METAL HALIDE SINGLE ENDED BULBXM
The XM 20000K metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and average intensity. It is crisp-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. This bulb is white with a blue tint on a magnetic HQI ballast. It will burn more blue on an electronic ballast or standard magnetic ballast. This bulb will work with a standard magnetic ballast, magnetic pulse-start ballast or electronic ballast. A good choice for reef tanks up to 18" deep.
Common questions/problems concerning metal halide lamps:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 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) ||
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(Posted on 5/12/12)
Comments: Fired right up and both bulbs I bought throw off a very consistent color. Recommended!
20000K Metal Halide Bulb - XM,
(Posted on 3/29/12)
Comments: The lights are awesome! Great color on my corals. Great price too.
thanks marine depot
(Posted on 2/27/12)
Comments: The Xms out perform any other 400 moguls I've used very nice coloration in corals like the way the bulbs start up.
(Posted on 2/12/10)
Comments: Coral and Fish love them, Excellent bulbs.
(Posted on 2/17/09)
Comments: This is my second round with XM bulbs. I was impressed the first time and am just as satisfied with the new ones. These bulbs have a great PAR value. Will most likely be using these again in the future.
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