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    Cool Flash Bulb Comparison

    I found this on another board... pretty kewl. The images were taken for RC.. nice work!!

    http://metricksystem.com/chris/250wcolour/

    IJO

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    Thats really cool.....That will give people a great choice in the type of bulbs they want to run.

    Great find !!:beer:
    Phins Up ^^^^^^^


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    ijo

    very neat! thanks

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    Yup, very cool!
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    Looks like XM is kicking some butt.

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    I still like the color of PFO 13k bulbs the best..

    IJO

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    I don't know if anyone's been following JB NY's thread over at RC.... if not, he's been testing the bulbs for quite a while...
    He has posted all comparison pics on the first page of that thread.

    Venkiw sent him his bulb (SUN Aquatics 10k 250w), and JB NY finally posted results of testing against other lamps....

    The result: See for yourself! THE SUN10K's have a higher PAR rating than the Ushios' and AB's in most (if not all) cases!

    This is VERY interesting!! I can't wait for the comparison pics to come up later this week.

    The chart doesn't copy/paste very well here. I suggest checking out the actual thread over at RC.

    code:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ARO Electronic Ballast
    LAMP PAR WATT MaxWATT AMP MaxAMP
    XM10K 626 249 254 2.15 2.25
    IWASAKI 605 250 253 2.11 2.19
    BLSW 465 250 254 2.16 2.20
    SUN10K 461 248 256 2.14 2.23
    AB10K 434 252 254 2.15 2.51
    USHIO 408 251 269 2.14 2.61
    CV10K 360 249 251 2.11 2.15
    RADIUM 327 249 252 2.18 2.23
    CV20K 286 249 265 2.16 2.55
    XM20K 270 250 253 2.16 2.41
    BL10K 253 246 250 2.14 2.19
    CV15K 243 250 252 2.16 2.22
    PFO13K 206 251 252 2.16 2.19

    Blueline E-Ballast Electronic Ballast
    LAMP PAR WATT MaxWATT AMP MaxAMP
    XM10K 617 243 245 1.96 2.04
    IWASAKI 558 244 247 1.99 2.14
    BLSW 474 246 250 1.99 2.11
    SUN10K 468 244 245 1.99 2.00
    USHIO 430 245 247 2.00 2.03
    AB10K 428 246 249 1.99 2.09
    RADIUM 343 243 244 1.98 2.00
    CV10K 341 242 243 1.95 1.96
    CV20K 340 242 244 1.93 2.00
    BL10K 261 240 242 1.93 2.71
    CV15K 238 242 243 1.95 2.21
    XM20K 228 244 250 1.99 2.12
    PFO13K 178 244 245 1.97 1.99

    CoralVue Electronic Ballast
    LAMP PAR WATT MaxWATT AMP MaxAMP
    XM10K 620 252 270 2.05 2.33
    IWASAKI 569 247 266 2.00 2.36
    BLSW 480 252 270 2.02 2.20
    CV10K 430 262 265 2.10 2.13
    AB10K 368 224 268 1.80 2.39
    USHIO 363 255 265 2.08 2.38
    RADIUM 337 260 269 2.13 2.89
    CV20K 316 260 265 2.09 2.22
    CV15K 311 260 265 2.10 2.16
    BL10K 265 256 261 2.09 2.12
    XM20K 257 248 269 2.01 2.19
    PFO13K 203 244 268 1.97 2.17
    SUN10K N/A WOULD NOT FIRE LAMP

    IceCap Electronic Ballast
    LAMP PAR WATT MaxWATT AMP MaxAMP
    IWASAKI 651 252 275 2.17 2.45
    XM10K 640 252 262 2.18 2.26
    BLSW 494 252 254 2.15 2.83
    SUN10K 494 252 255 2.14 3.86
    AB10K 422 254 257 2.17 2.30
    USHIO 414 252 258 2.19 3.41
    CV10K 387 250 251 2.17 2.46
    RADIUM 330 252 275 2.19 3.56
    CV20K 307 251 253 2.20 2.25
    XM20K 270 252 301 2.17 2.81
    BL10K 263 248 250 2.18 3.68
    CV15K 242 251 252 2.20 3.85
    PFO13K 227 251 268 2.18 2.86


    PFO HQI Ballast
    LAMP PAR WATT MaxWATT AMP MaxAMP
    IWASAKI 950 355 384 3.02 4.79
    XM10K 936 340 348 2.94 5.33
    BLSW 702 349 359 3.00 5.72
    SUN10K 699 342 346 2.95 3.36
    AB10K 659 341 349 2.96 4.55
    USHIO 617 349 360 3.00 7.42
    CV10K 457 333 335 2.87 3.25
    RADIUM 395 311 315 2.75 3.28
    CV20K 355 321 330 2.79 5.18
    CV15K 336 317 322 2.76 4.55
    XM20K 314 327 337 2.85 3.94
    PFO13K 308 311 418 2.76 8.08
    BL10K 292 310 385 2.83 10.03

    PFO Standard Ballast
    LAMP PAR WATT MaxWATT AMP MaxAMP
    XM10K 698 277 284 2,53 5.30
    IWASAKI 691 286 331 2.53 6.86
    AB10K 566 301 303 2.64 3.81
    BLSW 514 273 274 2.49 5.47
    SUN10K 510 270 277 2.51 2.69
    USHIO 485 284 285 2.53 4.57
    CV10K 324 231 233 2.32 4.03
    RADIUM 283 231 232 2.38 6.81
    CV20K 275 226 261 2.30 7.93
    PFO13K 248 257 258 2.50 6.80
    XM20K 242 285 285 2.57 3.75
    CV15K 242 227 239 2.35 4.14
    BL10K N/A WOULD NOT FIRE LAMP
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    Does anyone know if a similar comparison chart exists for other types of lighting? Like power compacts, VHOs, 175 watt MHs?

    Regards,

    Nighty

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    Thanks tang man, even I lost track of the thread now that you have posted. I'll go check out what he has to say about these bulbs.

    The PAR rating from our bulbs could explain the phenomenal growth under our lamps reported by users so far.

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    The starter of the thread that tang man pointed to has moved the color comparison and PAR value readings to his own server so that you don't have to skim through page after page of information.

    The snapshot of the color comparison and par readins can be found at:

    http://www.cnidarianreef.com/lamps.cfm

    Please give a 2 thumbs up for the Sun Aquatics SUN10K bulb with a 100 hour burn-in.

    Thanks

    Venki

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