- Ushio Aqualite 14K Single End Bulb
Why does BRS recommend this?
Ushio makes one of the best 14k Halide bulbs on the market. We love the rich blue color they give off, while still producing great light for growth. When it comes to stand alone metal halide reflectors or fixtures we highly suggest the 14K Ushio Aqualite for a nice mix of color and growth.
Choose the right bulb for your tank. Ushio Aqualite 14K metal halides simulate water color at deeper depths with differing wavelengths spikes. Coral fluorescence will be excited in some species under the enhanced blue spectrum of the 14K lamps.
- Excellent color rendering up to 90 CRI
- Superior spectrum balance
- High color stability
- High intensity
- Requires electronic ballast or pulse start ballasts to function properly.
- LumenMax ballast is a great option.
Ushio Aqualite are German-made and come in both double end or single end. Various color spectrums enable you to find the right light for your tank. Ushio Aqualite lamps reduce the green light spectrum which can encourage the growth of "bad" algae on your corals.
- Ushio Aqualite 10,000 - simulates equatorial daylight at 5 meters of ocean depth.
- Ushio Aqualite 14,000 - higher blue tone - highlight your blue corals while maintaining color rendering for white rock and sand.
- Ushio Aqualite 20,000 - "blue lamp" - bulbs are blue in appearance and will help simulate a deeper ocean environment.
solid halide bulb By Stumpy the Parakeet on 2/4/2017Stumpy the Parakeet would recommend this product to a friendThis bulb grows, grows and grows corals. High par-loving corals will grow much faster than LEDs for sure. The Ushio 14K bulbs takes about 100 hrs. to burn in. It will be yellow-er during that burn in time. ~30 minutes after turning on, it will be a whiter shade with a very very small hint of blue. If you do not use the HQ setting on your electronic ballast, the lamp will give you the yellow affect people complain about for sure.
Tiny frags become big boys sooner than later. 4 stars
Great shimmer By Mike on 3/16/2014Mike would recommend this product to a friendI installed these to get a little more growth out of my corals. I had 20k lights before these so the color change was a little more bright (yellow) than what I was accustomed too. They look great and provide a lot of shimmer. It's to early to comment on the growth that they will provide.
excellent bulb so far. 3 weeks By mos90 on 8/23/2013mos90 would recommend this product to a friendi added this bulb to replace my 400w radiums. though i do like the radiums i wanted the outsides of my tank a little brighter and a little more white. so far the corals have responded well to the change. its too early to notice any growth changes.
i still kept 1 radium in the middle of three bulbs. they make great combo like.
Will this lamp work with a magnetic ballast ?
The Ushio requires electronic ballast or pulse start ballasts to function properly. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!