View Full Version : MH bulbs, Hamilton 14k or Reeflux 12K?

09/16/2008, 10:52 AM
Please post your thoughts on these bulbs. Which do you prefer
Best par, color etc. ect.

09/16/2008, 11:34 AM
I really like the Hamilton 250 watt 14K. Great color.

09/16/2008, 12:13 PM
I like the Reeflux 12K over the 14K Hamiltons. I found the Hamiltons to be too dim for my taste.

09/16/2008, 12:30 PM
What ballast will you be running either of these two bulbs on? It kind of matters when talking about which one is better.

09/16/2008, 12:34 PM
very similar looking bulbs...

09/16/2008, 12:37 PM
i have a had the250 w 12 K SE reeflux and now have 10 K on coralvue ballast. Growth is better with 10k and not much different with color

09/16/2008, 02:07 PM
I have 2 175s that run on a dual electronic ballast and 1 250 that runs on a magnetic M58

09/16/2008, 04:57 PM
I like the Hamilton 14k MH. It gives a nice color and my corals have been doing very well under it. I use electronic ballasts due to the fact that they DO burn the bulb brighter! I used Hamilton 10k bulbs for a long time and the coral growth was amazing!! I actually needed the coral growth to slow down so the SPS would not battle and the Hamilton 14k bulb was the answer. I still frag out the SPS but not as much!

09/16/2008, 06:03 PM
I am running the Hamiltons at the moment. I am due for a bulb change here soon. Just wanted some opinions on what is a good color bulb with the best par.

Reef Stallion
09/16/2008, 08:35 PM
I'm running 2 250watt Reeflux 12K bulbs on a Coralvue ballasts with 2 54watt T5 actinics.

Reef Stallion
09/16/2008, 08:40 PM
Here's a picture: http://reefcentral.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=255741&papass=&sort=1&thecat=500