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400 Watt 5500K Metal Halide Bulb, Mogul Base

400 Watt 5500K Metal Halide Bulb, Mogul Base

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Illuminate your aquariums and terrariums with the 400 Watt 5500K Metal Halide Bulb, Mogul Base Pet Store. Effective and efficient, this lamp will certainly give the light that will bring out the beauty of your tank to its maximum full, as well as emit the energy needed by your sea or land animals, plants, and rocks to survive and thrive. This is a must-have for those wishing to get a long-lasting accessory for their pets.

The product contains a special phosphor that can give off artificial daylight with a full spectrum. It has a yellow-green tinge to it, and such a lumen value that it can penetrate deep into the water, however dense it might be. It can easily brighten up your tanks, and it brings out the vibrant colors of your animals, plants and rocks. It also emits the right intensity that will enable your marine and land flora and reefs to create and process their food via photosynthesis. And it doesn’t give off any excessive heat, which may be harmful to your pets.

Buy the 400 Watt 5500K Metal Halide Bulb, Mogul Base now! This product can be placed in any single-ended light fixtures, and once positioned, it will function for a long time. With such a good product, why should you settle for any less?


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. This bulb will work with a standard magnetic ballast or an electronic ballast. This 400W bulb is great for reef tanks 24" or deeper. 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:
  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 Types Life of Bulb*
Normal Output Fluorescent 6-12 months
Very High Output (VHO) 6-12 months

Manufacturer Info

Since 1983, they`ve created a constant stream of new systems for customers. Their range of optimized lamps and ballasts, including the revolutionary Uni-Form® pulse start system, has grown to encompass lamp wattages 50 to 2,000. This unique focus offers you peak performance lighting solutions. The Solon, Ohio headquarters includes a state-of-the-art development and new products manufacturing center to support our leadership in originating new systems.
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Posted: 1/2/2008 from HAWTHORNE, CA UNITED STATES
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Comments: Very Bright, excellent price!

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