View Full Version : Have you tried the cheap ebay MH bulbs?

09/30/2007, 07:34 PM
How were they? I was going to get one to try but want some feed back first. Thanks for any info.

09/30/2007, 07:51 PM
Comeon someone has to know about them. I have seen several threads on here before about them but didn't read them because I never thought I would try MH.

Butch 37
09/30/2007, 07:57 PM
I ordered 2 of them friday...I'll let you know when I try them..I hope they look good.The prices are real CHEAP....

09/30/2007, 08:10 PM
I got 2 250w 14k almost 2 weeks ago and so far i am please, color is good and corals are definitely happier then they were before

09/30/2007, 08:17 PM
Butch that would be great please let me know. Yeah great price I saw one that went for .99 and 10.00 shipping for a 175 watt horizontal burning position.

Lemmz what was the sellers name? Were they a certain brand? The ones I looked at didn't havea brand name but said they work in a m57 ballast and were brand new factory direct.

09/30/2007, 08:19 PM
no name and i believe the seller was cbconcepts

09/30/2007, 08:26 PM
Thanks I'll keep the name, and look for them. I'm going to need 175 watt though, but I'll see if they have them.

Anyone else?

09/30/2007, 08:27 PM
i believe they have them in 175,250 and 400

09/30/2007, 08:39 PM
Just woundering what was the price they went for?

Anyone else know about these bulbs on ebay?

09/30/2007, 08:44 PM
25 for the pair plus 9 shipping, just curious what part of illinois are you from?

09/30/2007, 08:56 PM
I'm form near Aurora but no live in Benton ILL way down near the bottom.LOL I think I'm 40 miles away from KY.

09/30/2007, 08:59 PM
ive been to benton, my condolences lol

09/30/2007, 09:00 PM
LMAO thanks! What were you around here for? Not much here.

09/30/2007, 09:02 PM
BTW I looked for the name and couldn't find it, but I did find others that good feedback from reefers.

09/30/2007, 09:55 PM
Anyone else?

09/30/2007, 11:03 PM
Someone else has to had tried these.

09/30/2007, 11:12 PM
Used the e26 mogul in 10k and 14k from absolutetrading on ebay. 10k were to yellow for me, but the 14k's are great. Nice growth, great color...good buy for $35.


09/30/2007, 11:17 PM
Thanks. I was looking at a 10k but thought 14 might be better. I guess that answered that question. I will look that guy up. I tried the guy lemmz said but couldn't find him. I'm hoping to find good replies and a name I can find to order from the same place. The bulb I was looking for would be a e39 0r e40.

Anyone else with info please jump in. I want as much feedback as I can get.

09/30/2007, 11:21 PM
I just found the guy you were talking about but both the 175 bulbs were e26. Maybe I'll get the e26 mogul socket.

Unless someone knows of a good light thats e39 or e40

10/01/2007, 05:06 AM
here (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-x-175w-Metal-Halide-E39-aquarium-bulbs-14000-Kelvin_W0QQitemZ290142003944QQihZ019QQcategoryZ20706QQcmdZViewItem)

10/01/2007, 06:55 AM
You can expect a significant difference in PAR (output) between these bulbs and the "name brands". Even among the good bulbs there is a lot of differences. Sanjay Joshi's website is a great place to get an idea about how different bulbs perform. By most accounts the "cheap eBay" bulbs are among the lowest output bulbs available. I suspect they are mostly all from the same China manufacturer, not a lighting company that strives to produce highly efficient bulbs.

10/01/2007, 07:28 AM
Lemmz Thanks.

Beananimal I hope that is the case. I was scared since I'm going from pc's to metal halides and only have softys that it might be too big of a change, but if it has less par then that will help them get used to it a little more.