Choose a light for your tank that would reflect the colors of the marine life and help them grow and thrive. Get the 175 Watt 5500k Metal Halide Bulb, Mogul Base from Pet Store
and see the difference in the health and wellness of your makeshift oceanic environment. This metal halide lamp releases very vivid colors of light that has the right intensity needed by corals and plants living in the aquarium. Carefully crafted to meet the needs of your aquatic habitat, this bulb features a high light output capacity coupled with very table halide temperatures. These features make the bulb thermally safe for the inhabitants.
Besides being brighter than other brands, this bulb is crafted to start quickly, thanks to its fast starting halide that have strong gas fill pressure and an effective igniter. Every lamp goes through a thorough quality control and testing, ensuring that you get only the best-quality product that is worth the money you invested in it.
The 175 Watt 5500k Metal Halide Bulb, Mogul Base is heavy duty and long lasting. It is cost-effective, and it is energy-saving, delivering 5500K of lumen, using only 175 watts of energy. This high lumen capacity lamp ensures that your marine life
in any type of aquatic system will live healthy and radiant.
175W 5500K METAL HALIDE SINGLE ENDED BULB
The 5500K metal halide bulb is a full-spectrum Daylight bulb. It offers excellent light intensity, but will be slight yellow-green in coloration. A great bulb to achieve fast growth. Actinic supplementation is recommended to add more intensity in the blue spectrum and to simulate dusk/dawn. It will work with a standard mgnetic ballast or an electronic ballast. This 175W bulb is good for reef tanks up to 18" deep. on how the different Kelvin ratings appear and more information on metal halide bulbs.
As a general rule of thumb, use one metal halide bulb for 24" of tank length. Most of the Metal Halide bulbs in the same wattage format can be interchanged. However, please contact us to make sure. Metal Halide bulbs are one the most difficult aspects of the hobby to recommend. Most of the information here is general.
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.