T5 lighting has been a staple in the hobby with the ability to fine tune the spectrum of the fixture with different bulbs. The aluminum housing and proprietary convection design allows for more passive cooling and produces up to 25% more light than other compact metal halide … $427.43 Regular Price: $ Choose Options Notify Me When In-Stock. Feb 12, 2011 #1 So...witch one do you like better? So, if you are thinking of having a mixed reef aquarium, an SPS dominant aquarium or want to keep any type of acropora and you want the best results for that tank – Metal Halides are by far the superior lighting solution to LEDs. Reef Tanks And Coral Discussion. Many years ago metal halide lighting was necessary for lighting deep marine reef aquariums, especially if they were dominated by SPS corals. In this case, we’ll be comparing LEDs and Metal Halides, but all bulb types can be quantified with this measurement. Optimized reflector design promotes higher luminous efficacy (lumens per watt) making the Reef Brite Metal Halide system as efficient to operate when compared to T5 and LED based… To shop on time for Led Vs Metal Halide Reef, shop online for Led Vs Metal Halide Reef. When you switch to Metal Halide + T5 it reverses their decline from LEDs and show massive improvement in coral health. The Reef Tank > Reef Discussion Forums > General Reef Discussion: LED vs Medal Halide User Name: Remember Me? Posts: 13 LED vs Medal Halide. Link to post. Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm EST 1-800-545-7778. Breaking; Events; Industry; Gear. For larger and wider tanks, you might be better off with metal halides in a quality reflector. 1 of 2 Go to page. However, for coral reef aquarium use or for the purpose to grow corals, it is still immature to say LED lights surpass metal halide or will replace metal halide lights soon. LED vs Metal Halide Metal halide/HQI lighting is nearing the end of its reign over marine reef aquariums. Metal halides and T5s offer UV, IR, balanced spectrum, relatively constant output/spectrum, and amazing spread with the right reflectors and the right ballasts. Updated On sale! The standard T5 lights that come with them are cheap oddysea Lamps, which are supposed to be Actinic. For the past few weeks ive been looking into a new light for my BC14. Add to Wishlist. For mange år siden var metalhalogenbelysning nødvendig til belysning af dybe marine revakvarier, især hvis de var domineret af SPS-koraller. LED vs metal halide. 3reef Aquarium Forums. In regards to brightness, this is a tricky one. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 28 Posts. 0 0 0. L ighting technologies for reef aquarium have come a long way since I first started in the hobby about 20 years ago. Join 3reef now to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 0 items Checkout. Metal Halide and Blue XHO High Power LEDs Reef Brite Metal Halide Fixtures are easy to mount and provide great coverage with their reflectors. They are the very best lights we can offer to ANY reef system with light loving organisms. LED lights are being developed with good ideas for a very broad range of uses. CORRECTION: While cheap is a relative term, when you consider that a LED Light fixture lasts 50,000 hours vs. a T5 that he recommends, as well when you consider a comparable T5 costs as much as 70% of a LED, I would have to even question this subjective part of his answer. When I search for Metal Halide vs LED I get a lot of results pertaining to cost benefit- how LEDs save in electricity and bulb replacement, but I still don't know if there's any color difference, and what looks more like natural lighting. Password: Register: 03-03-2012, 05:26 PM #1: scs1guzzi. Buy Led Vs Metal Halide Reef from eBay and save. Search Keyword: Session #: M7152595. Pit´s Reef Tank - Maxspect Razor 160w Led vs. Metal Halide 250w - Duration: 1:43. Bob Ross - Winter Frost (Season 10 Episode 12) - … Understanding efficacy is also important to understand why LEDs save you so much on energy costs. Reef Tanks. Reef Brite Metal Halide With its space age fan less design, the Reef Brite Metal Halide Pendant runs cooler and produces more light output than other compact metal halide system available. Our experts review the different types and help you choose the best option. I've had my system up and running for several years now and am thinking about updating my lighting system, currently, I am running 4x54w T5's. Led Vs Metal Halide Reef Sale. Both Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium bulbs are part of the HID family of bulbs. Here’s how to calculate lumen efficiency. Plankton . Since then there have been huge improvements in lighting technology and understanding of lighting applications for reef aquariums. Potential Drawbacks. 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