150 Watt 14000K Metal Halide Bulb - AquaMaxx, Double Ended

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AquaMaxx 150W 14000K METAL HALIDE DOUBLE ENDED BULB—AQUAMAXX

The AquaMaxx Mogul Based 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. An excellent choice for reef tanks 24" or deeper. 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 Types Life of Bulb*
Normal Output Fluorescent 6-12 months
Very High Output (VHO) 6-12 months
Power Compact (PC) 9-12 months
T5 High Output (T5HO) 9-18 months
Metal Halide 9-12 months
LED (non-moonlight) ~5 years (50,000 hours)
* Manufacturer Recommendations



Manufacturer Info

AquaMaxx
AquaMaxx is a Southern California-based aquarium supply company that entered the market in mid-2008 with a line of affordable metal halide bulbs. The brand quickly gained recognition as word spread about the high quality and low cost of their lamps. In 2009, AquaMaxx released a line of aquarium filter socks and, in early 2010, unveiled an assortment of high-performance protein skimmer accessories and upgrades.

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I have been using Ushio for a decade . This is the first time I use Hamilton . I am very happy with this product so far. The color is amazing. It's beautiful. My stony corals are very happy and the colors are vibrant . The color is more blue than a typical 15K bulb but I like that. No more U...Read More
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14k Double end

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Very Blue. More like a 20k.
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very blue

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I put these in my 90 gallon reef (2 bulbs) and was a little surprised at how blue they are. In Fact there is little difference between these and my 96 watt actinc blue power compacts..........just brighter. They give kind of an early evening light appearance to the tank.
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Great Color

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These bulbs have really brought the color in my aquarium on my corals to life, they have a slight blue tone to them, so just know that but you won't be dissappointed.
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Blue like a 20k bulb

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Bulb's output is like a 20k bulb not 14k. I dont know how it will look like after running for some time.
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Great buy!

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I purchased this product when I recently was unable to find my regular MH bulbs in stock at most online retailers. I will use this brand from now on. Great color spectrum true to a 14k MH lamp, great price. Totally worth it. Tank looks awesome!
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250w 14000k metai halide

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This bulb offers alittle more blue color than I thought..I don't see any crisp white at all.Corals seem to be doing alright.More of a actinic color than any thing else.Only been on for about a week..We will see what happens in a month or so..Thanks Bruce
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