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gkpucks
07/18/2009, 01:36 PM
Looking for advice...
I'm currently running 150W DE Phoenix 14K on an OuterOrbit (electronic ballast) light fixture. I'm looking to replace the Phonix lamp with one that is slightly less blue. Can anybody offer any suggestions?

I was considering either XM 15K or Reflux 12K.
Has anybody else had experience with the Phoenix 14K being too blue? If yes, what did you replace it with?

Thanks. :)

Skeptic_07
07/18/2009, 01:44 PM
I just ordered an icecap 14000K for my sunpod. It should have good output but IDK how the color will be yet. supposed to be delivered next week. I'll post some pictures after its been running for a few days.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2008/8/aafeature2/view?searchterm=None

luther1200
07/18/2009, 07:17 PM
I have heard a lot of good things about the 150w 20K Radiums. And I think they were less blue than the Pheonix.

Merfin70
07/18/2009, 07:31 PM
+1 to the 150w Radiums. Far less monochromatic than the Phoenix and also less blue. I'm running a 12k Reflux at the moment with some actinic supplements. Also a nice combo.

grigsy
07/19/2009, 11:06 AM
Ushio 150 watt 20K if you want a deep blue look.

Hamilton 150 watt 14K if you want a nice mix of blue/white color.

Both are good bulbs.