Aquarium Metal Halide Lighting

LED vs metal halide aquarium lighting

Every technology has tradeoffs. LED is unsurpassed in coloration and energy efficiency. Both LED and metal halide give great shimmer effect. However, a metal halide fixture has better light spread, penetrates light deeper, and supports fast coral growth. Some aquarists combine both, with options like the Reef Brite metal halide LED hybrid.

A typical metal halide aquarium light will include a metal halide pendant, metal halide socket, metal halide ballast, and power cord, sold separately or as a kit. Each metal halide pendant covers a 2-3 foot radius. Bulbs come in 150w, 250w, and 400w, single ended (mogul base) or double ended (HQI), with bulbs ranging from yellow (6000k) to white (10000k) to blue (20000k).
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Hamilton Cayman Sun Pendant 175 Watt Mogul 14K System w/ Electronic Ballast

Hamilton Cayman Sun Pendant 175 Watt Mogul 14K System w/ Electronic Ballast

Gauge 16 Power Cord
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Gauge 16 Power Cord

250 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb - Hamilton, Mogul Base

250 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb - Hamilton, Mogul Base

250 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb - German Radium, Mogul Base

250 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb - German Radium, Mogul Base

400 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb - German Radium, Mogul Base

400 Watt 20000K Metal Halide Bulb - German Radium, Mogul Base

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

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

400 Watt 14000K Metal Halide Bulb - AquaMaxx, Mogul Base

400 Watt 14000K Metal Halide Bulb - AquaMaxx, Mogul Base

IceCap Selectable 150 - 250 Watt Digital Electronic Metal Halide Ballast

IceCap Selectable 150 - 250 Watt Digital Electronic Metal Halide Ballast

400 Watt 14000K (CWA) Metal Halide Bulb - German Ushio, Mogul Base

400 Watt 14000K (CWA) Metal Halide Bulb - German Ushio, Mogul Base

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

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

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