- Cayman Sun Double Ended (HQI) Metal Halide Reflector - Hamilton
Cayman Sun Double Ended (HQI) Reflector from Hamilton. HQI Bulbs sold separately.
- German-made mirror finish to increase light output
- Rust proof, aluminum housing with black powder coated finish
- Plugs into Hamilton, Lumatek, Sunlight or Galaxy ballast
- Includes 12 Ft cord with Hamilton 3-prong quick disconnect
- Tempered glass lens for UV filtering
- Steel suspension cables
- Use with double ended (HQI) metal halide bulbs
- Dimensions: 12" L x 12" W x 5" H
Note: Bulb and Ballast sold separately. We recommend the LuxCore 400w Adjustable Electronic Ballast for the Cayman Sun fixtures.
Good for the price By Pump Action Jackson on 9/6/2017Pump Action Jackson would recommend this product to a friendI have three of these on my reef tank, they are nice and simple. My only complaint is that I damaged two of them when trying to insert the bulb for the first time. The thin metal contact, which sandwiches the bulb ends, bent badly when I tried to insert the bulb. I had to spend a bit of time Jerry rigging it back into place and then being very careful when inserting the bulb. I would definitely buy this product again, but I would be much more careful when inserting a bulb; make sure your bulb is sliding between the metal contacts and not crushing them down.
Nice By Exec4wb on 2/7/2017Exec4wb would recommend this product to a friendThis light looks really nice, I havnt had a chance yet to hang and install it but just out of the box NICE!
Starting at: $51.95
Would i be able to buy the 400w fixture and the adjustable luxcore ballast and run both 250w and 400w out of this reflector?
As long as the ballast and the corresponding bulb are 250 or 400 watt respectively this can work great! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I am looking to light a 40g breeder and I've decided to use one 250w MH to light it. I am stuck between this reflector and the reef brite reflector. The reef brite is 15" long vs the Hamilton being 12" long. I am really trying to maximize spread since I decided to go with one 250w bulb instead of a two 150w bulbs. Does the Hamilton spread light better despite being smaller? Which reflector would you choose given this scenario? Thank you
Due to the reflector geometry and finish, you will likely find that the Cayman sun does a better job of spreading and directing the light over your aquarium. The Reefbrite reflectors are also only wired to work with their ballasts, while the Cayman sun will be compatible with a wider range of ballast options.
Hope this helps!
Does this not come with a ballast? If I order this fixture, is it ready to be plugged in and ready to use?
That is correct, the product you are looking at is only a component of a system (specifically a reflector). You would need a bulb and a ballast. You can get an entire MH system which happens to use this reflector. If you purchase the system it includes ballast, reflector and bulb.