175W Metal halide bulb from electronic store?


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I just found one 175W (14000V ??) metal halide bulb from electronic store at very good price.
Can I use it for my tank??
Is there any different between those from electronic store and those from LFS??
Thanks again.

mr . salty

Active Member
It really depends on what the "K"rating,,,or color spectrum of the bulb is.
14000V means nothing to me,,,you need to find out what the "K" is.
Most likly this is a cheep low rated bulb that really wouldn't be good for any tank.
You need a "K" value of 10,000 or more (IMO).