View Full Version : 14000k 250 watt DE comparisons

01/30/2014, 01:01 PM
So I got my hands on a bunch of older bulbs (8-15 months) to experiment with. So far, Ushio 14000K seem VERY white (which I love), but the AquaMaxx and XM (technically 15000K) seems WAY bluer. Is this typical of the Ushios out of the box, or is it a symptom of aging? I'm not talking about a subtle difference either.

01/30/2014, 01:06 PM
I ran the ushios for a few yrs. They definately look more like 10K compared to something like a pheonix. I liked the ushios a lot and the PAR was quite good, but they are too white/yellow for many people's preference.

I hated the XMs (were they 15K?) At least the ones I tried seemed to be a very strange looking more or less monochromatic pink/purple color and they seemed lousy in terms of coral growth.

01/31/2014, 08:23 AM
Thank Jimmy!