Light up any aquarium with powerful compact fluorescent lighting boasting color spectrum choices beyond the ordinary. Hamilton Technology Linear Pin Compact Fluorescent Lamps are the product of 20 years of US and German technology to deliver the best aquarium lighting you demand. Enjoy aquarium lighting that supplies concentrated light intensity, color spectrum and wavelength vital for photosynthesis and coral health. Linear (straight) pin compact fluorescent lamps available in 7 color spectrum choices suitable for freshwater, saltwater or marine reef aquariums. 22", 65 watts. Also works with Hamilton 55 watt systems.
6,700°K White Daylight
Triphosphor, full-spectrum compact fluorescent lamp great for freshwater planted aquariums as well as saltwater or reef aquariums. 6,700°K White Daylight lamp emits a white light that replicates the appearance of crisp, midday sun.
10,000°K Super Daylight
Special rare-earth, color-enhancing phosphors create bright sparkling white daylight great for freshwater planted aquariums as well as saltwater or reef aquariums. 10,000°K Super Daylight emits a bright ice white light with an intense, full spectral output essential for the health of plants, corals and invertebrates. This popular compact fluorescent lamp emits light that is whiter in appearance compared to the 6,700°K White Daylight bulb.
Actinic Blue 460nm
Actinic Royal Blue 460nm compact fluorescent lamp great for saltwater and reef aquariums. Actinic Blue 460nm promotes photosynthesis essential for the health of corals and invertebrates. Provides a clear blue color to your aquarium that intensifies the beauty and vibrant color in fish, coral and marine life. Best supplemented with 6,700°K White Daylight or 10,000°K Super Daylight for dawn to dusk control.
420nm Actinic Blue
Real actinic phosphors bring out more color in fish and corals, making it an excellent choice for saltwater and reef aquariums. 420nm Actinic Blue is a true super actinic compact fluorescent lamp specifically engineered to benefit the growth of marine life. Promotes photosynthesis essential for healthy corals and invertebrates and also intensifies the beauty and vibrant color in fish and corals. Best supplemented with 6,700°K White Daylight or 10,000°K Super Daylight for dawn to dusk control.
420nm Actinic Blue/10,000°K White
50/50 combination spectrums provide a convenient, space-saving way to illuminate saltwater and reef aquariums. 420nm Blue/10,000°K White is half 420nm Actinic Blue, a true super actinic blue lamp that promotes photosynthesis essential for the health of corals and invertebrates. The second side is 10,000°K Super Daylight with full spectral output essential for the health of plants, corals and invertebrates. A great choice for even light distribution in compact fluorescent light fixtures unable to house both 420nm Actinic Blue and 10,000°K Super Daylight.
Actinic Blue 460nm/10,000°K White
50/50 combination spectrum of two of the most popular color spectrum choices for marine and reef aquariums. 460nm Blue/10,000°K White is half 10,000°K Super Daylight with special rare-earth, color-enhancing phosphors that produce bright, sparkling white light. The second side is Actinic Blue 460nm that emits a royal blue actinic light that enhances the beauty and color in fish, coral and marine life. A great choice for even light distribution in compact fluorescent light fixtures unable to house both Actinic Blue 460nm and 10,000°K Super Daylight.
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Q. What are the benefits of compact fluorescent light systems over other high light output systems?
A. Compact fluorescent fixtures are versatile and can be used in a variety of applications due to the large selection of bulbs. The space-saving design maximizes light output in areas with limited space. They are also less expensive to purchase, operate, and maintain compared to other high light output fixtures. Due to the shape of the bulbs, compact fluorescent light fixtures distribute light evenly across the length of the aquarium to reduce light loss. Compact fluorescent light fixtures are great for fish-only, freshwater-planted aquariums and reef aquariums less than 24 inches deep.
Q. Will I be able to use compact fluorescent bulbs in a standard fluorescent light fixture?
A. No. Standard and compact fluorescent bulbs are not interchangeable. Standard fluorescent bulbs are double-ended, with contact pins on both ends, while compact fluorescent bulbs are single-ended with contact pins only on one side. Each fluorescent bulb type requires a light fixture specifically designed for the respective bulb type. However, there are hybrid "screw-in" mini compact fluorescent bulbs designed to fit incandescent light fixtures.
Q. What's the difference between a straight line and square pin compact fluorescent bulb?
A. Compact fluorescent bulbs are generally available in two distinct contact pin configurations. The four contact pins are in either a straight line or a square configuration. While there is no significant difference between the two bulb types, these bulbs are not interchangeable even if they are the same wattage. A straight pin compact fluorescent light fixture is unable to accept square pin bulbs and vice versa. Bulbs in the straight pin configuration are also referred to as "German-style" or "2G11" compact fluorescent bulbs and the square pin configurations are also known as "Japanese/Panasonic-style" or "10Q" compact fluorescent bulbs.
Q. What does the color temperature of a bulb (Kelvin rating) mean?
A. The color temperature (Kelvin rating) gives us insight to the appearance of the light emitted by the bulb. Bulbs with lower K-ratings tend to produce light that appear "warm" such as reds, oranges, and yellows while bulbs with high K-ratings produce light that appear "cool." Sunlight at noon has a K-rating of 5,500ºK and contains a blend of all the colors of the color spectrum. For this reason, 5,500ºK bulbs are also referred to as full-spectrum bulbs and can be used as a reference point when selecting a bulb based on its K-rating.
Q. What are 50/50 bulbs?
A. Manufacturers take advantage of the characteristic dual tube design of compact fluorescent bulbs and combine two different bulb types in a single high output bulb. These combination bulbs are extremely practical, saving both space and money and also minimizing heat output since a single bulb does the work of two bulbs. Popular among reef enthusiasts are the 50/50 bulbs, which are usually a combination bulb that is half 10,000°K and half actinic bulb. Other combinations include bulbs with two different color temperatures (Kelvin rating) and actinic bulbs with two different wavelengths.