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    Japanese Metal Halide with Internal Ballast

    We had previously posted this, but thought it was worth bringing up again. It’s simple and beautiful. Perhaps lower wattage Metal Halides and Spotlights will start becoming more popular here in the states? The Japanese are at it again. With the recent development of self-ballasted or internal ballast metal halide spots, a few manufacturers have […]

    We had previously posted this, but thought it was worth bringing up again. It’s simple and beautiful. Perhaps lower wattage Metal Halides and Spotlights will start becoming more popular here in the states?

    The Japanese are at it again. With the recent development of self-ballasted or internal ballast metal halide spots, a few manufacturers have made them in a higher kelvin (10 & 14K) for reef applications.  These would be great for supplementing individual colonies on large tanks or core lighting for nanos. The clip system makes it easy to use and as plug and play as metal halide lighting can get. Below shows a smaller 24w 10K Metal Halide.  

    It’s so simple, how can you not like it?

    selfballasted MH 

    9 Comments

    1. Cam Barr
      July 14, 2008 at 8:48 AM | Permalink

      who is the manufacturer of this fixture/bulb combo ???

    2. July 14, 2008 at 9:07 AM | Permalink

      Hi Cam,

      We actually do not know. If I remember correctly the bulbs retailed for ~$100 each, but unfortunately they do not work on our electric.

      I’ll dig through some older stuff and see if I can find more information.

    3. Cam Barr
      July 14, 2008 at 1:09 PM | Permalink

      Thanks E&F I’m interested in any info you can gather!

      cam-

    4. July 14, 2008 at 5:03 PM | Permalink

      Hang tight, we hope to have some good news soon 😉

    5. Felix
      July 16, 2008 at 8:39 PM | Permalink

      Noice!

      Yes im at it again..whoring ur page once more…lol
      I have some freetime here and there and this site keeps me updated on aquaria related stuff…

      keep it up!

      Felix-

    6. Pedro Peres
      September 29, 2008 at 9:59 AM | Permalink

      Any news regarding the manufacturer (site, link, etc.) ?

    7. September 29, 2008 at 10:12 AM | Permalink

      Hi Pedro,

      Unfortunately, there is an ongoing patent battle with that specific light. It’s unlikely that it will be available anytime soon.

    8. mustafa özer
      April 27, 2009 at 8:34 AM | Permalink

      Hello,
      This is mustafa özer, i want to use this light on my nano reef tank but, there’s no one in turkey this lighting. no armatur no lamp.
      if you sell to turkey please answer my message.
      best regard.
      Mustafa Özer.
      if you sell to turkey in istanbul, please write all details for selling and shipping.
      if it takes a few money may be i buy so many lgiht for sell all my friends thanks a lot.

    9. April 27, 2009 at 9:07 AM | Permalink

      @Mustafa, We do not sell any products. Additionally these are not available outside of Japan. Your best bet is to find a company in Japan willing to sell to you. Hope that helps.

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