View Full Version : IceCap 250W electronic ballast

05/12/2010, 08:16 AM
I'm looking for opinions about which blubs to use when running IceCap electronic ballasts? In addition to these 2 MHs I'll also be running 2 T5s & 2 rows of 12 LED PowerBrites (460Nm). I have not selected the T5 bulbs yet either so feel free to suggest a combo as well ....

05/12/2010, 08:49 AM
I use ReefOptix 20K bulbs. MUCH better looking than XM or UShio. 42 shipped as well

VA_Beach Nano
05/12/2010, 08:58 AM
I use the Phoenix 250 Watt Metal Halide HQI 14K Bulb, produces a nice crisp white light with a blue tint. I also run two blue +, an aqua blue spec, super actinic.

Sugar Magnolia
05/12/2010, 09:43 AM
I've run many bulbs over the years with my IceCap ballast. So far my two favorite bulbs have been the Phoenix 14K and the Ushio 20K. I wanted a bluer tint so I switched to 20K a few months ago. Love it!!

05/13/2010, 02:41 PM
hmmm ... with my 2 rows of blue LEDs not sure I need any more blue so I think I'll lean toward the crisp white bulbs ...

05/13/2010, 03:14 PM
I agree that 14K is a nice color, especially with your blue tint from the others.