Alternative to conventional Metal Halides?

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Hi everyone - quickly browsing through the UK magazine, "Practical Fish Keeping". Came across the following:
URL: Omnima Limited
URL2: Omnima Limited :: Metal...

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Sorry - it's a bit small (the pic)....

I have now read something about the "ICECAP Spotlight fitting"..... Wonder if this runs of a "standard" Metal Halide Ballast (either electronic or magnetic)?

What do you think of this?
 
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Released about 4years ago

Can you find a fitting locally which protects the lamp , in a way Icecap unit does?
You probably won't.

The beauty of spotlight unit, is the infinite height adjustment,and lamp protected within the housing, WITH 150W electronic Ballast.

It's best used with an electronic ballast which cost ALOT more than a really good 150W DE lamp.

Iwasaki make great lamps for REEF aquarium use as well as metal halides.
The SINGLE ended 150W SE 6500K Iwasaki is the coral growers' IDEAL lamp.
I say AS WELL AS..because the 150W SE 6500K actually is a Mercury Vapour lamp.

This lamp is a DE variant, manufactured to screw-mount instead.

IceCap are first and foremost a BALLAST company with RECENT specialisation in lamps, reflectors and light units as you have shown.

Their MH housing is designed for best use with an electronic ballast, such as their own.

I confer with IceCap about these, and other interesting things since 2001
 
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So it looks like things are happening with the LED alternatives.

So which wholesalers / LFS willing to import these :p

AquariumLED 175

You are now banned from this web site

"These consume around 42 watts and replace a 175 watt Metal Halide Lamp. At 50,000 hours of burn time these lights are still putting out 70% of their original brightness! Do the math, even if you burned them for 24 hrs a day it would be 5.7 years before you reach 50,000 hours. Most users burn their daylight photo period for 12-14 hrs --- 10 years of use and still at 70% of original brightness!!!"

YouTube - Aquarium LED Bulb 175w Replacement
 

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