The Iwasaki 6500K 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. This bulb will work with a standard magnetic ballast, a magnetic EYE ballast or an electronic ballast. This 400W bulb is great for larger 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:
|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|
Iwasaki Electric, Ltd
Iwasaki Electric, Ltd is a Global Lighting Conglomerate, founded in 1944 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Iwasaki, a publicly traded company, is keenly focused on high-tech manufacturing and their marketing operation worldwide as it continues into the 7th decade of commercializing our global business.
EYE Lighting International of North America, Inc. is a 105,000+ sq ft HID Light Source manufacturing & distribution facility near Cleveland, Ohio serving the Commercial & Industrial, OEM, Utility, Retail, Solar manufacturing and Automotive business in the North, Central & South American markets.
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