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400 Watt 14000K Metal Halide Bulb - Hamilton, Double Ended
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400 Watt 14000K Metal Halide Bulb - Hamilton, Double Ended

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The double-ended 14000K metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and good intensity. It is crisp-white. It brings out the fluorescent pigments in corals nicely. Fluorescent supplementation is usually not necessary, but can be...
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The double-ended 14000K metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and good intensity. It is crisp-white. 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. An electronic ballast, magnetic pulse-start ballast or magnetic HQI ballast is required to ignite this bulb. 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 22"–30" deep.

The Hamilton single-ended 14000K metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and good intensity. It is crisp-white with a 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 will work with a standard magnetic ballast, magnetic pulse-start ballast or electronic ballast. 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: 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 TypesLife of Bulb*
Normal Output Fluorescent6-12 months
Very High Output (VHO)6-12 months
Power Compact (PC)9-12 months
T5 High Output (T5HO)9-18 months
Metal Halide9-12 months
LED (non-moonlight)~5 years (50,000 hours)
* Manufacturer Recommendations




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Hamilton 14000k 400W MH Lamp Product Review by JOHN LILJESTRAND (Posted on 1/28/11)
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Comments: I purchased two (2) of these lamps from the website. Once powered up I noticed that they are very BLUE in their response, I don't remember this with the two (2) original lamps (exact same lamps). I'm hoping that after burn-in, they will Whiten up a little. The lamps I replaced were 18 months old (still working) and there was no visable blue response.. to be honest, maybe they were blue in the beginning too.Very happy, work well. If you buy these, be aware of how blue they are. Hamilton can provide the full spectral response for their lamps if you can't find it here.

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