View Full Version : 250W DE HQI 20K Bulb Recommendation

03/29/2009, 07:07 PM
I'm currently running Phoenix 14K's. Looking for a Bluer Bulb when I replace them. Any recommendations? I have to buy 3 so something in the 80$ a price range.


Stoney G
03/29/2009, 07:25 PM

03/29/2009, 07:32 PM
I just bought XM 20K's because I was told they were more blue than Ushio's but I have never seen the Ushio's, My XM's I put in last week look great.

03/29/2009, 09:15 PM
Just ordered an Ushio 250W 20k DE for 66.45 shipped from hellolights with the RC discount.

Hope they are as nice as everyone says!

03/30/2009, 06:47 AM
Are you guys supplementing the lighting with t5's/vho's? I've always ran 10k lamps w/ vho actinic's. I was thinking this year to try 20k's with the vho's being 50/50's. Has anyone tried this combo? Never seen it in person so I'm not sure what it would look like.


03/30/2009, 07:27 AM
My new ushio 20ks are being delivered today I really loved them in the past.

03/30/2009, 10:00 AM
I'd been leaning towards the Ushios. For 67$ I may give them a try. Thanks guys

03/30/2009, 10:31 AM
I like the look of the 20K bulb; I don’t think it needs supplemental lights at all IMO.

03/30/2009, 08:48 PM
I have used the Ushio 150w 20K DE bulbs and liked them.