Spectral Analysis of 250W Mogul base Metal Halide Lamps – PART III: EVC, Happy Reefkeeping, Agromax and Coralvue

Since the previous articles on
250W single ended mogul based metal halide lamps [1,2], I have
received several more 250W SE lamps from EVC, Happy Reefing, and
Agromax, and Coralvue.

These 8 new lamps were evaluated with 6 ballasts used to drive
these lamps. The lamps are listed in Table 1. As usual these
lamps were tested using the identical setup to all my previous
tests, thus allowing for direct comparison between the lamps.

Table 1: List of 250W Single Ended Mogul
lamps and ballasts tested

250W SE Lamps250W Ballasts

EVC 10000K

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EVC 14000K

EVC 20000K

HAPPY REEFING 10000K

HAPPY REEFING 14000K

HAPPY REEFING 20000K

Agromax 10000K

Coralvue 10000K

PFO-HQI (ANSI -M80)

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Standard Magnetic (M58)

IceCap (Electronic)

Blueline (Electronic)

Reef Fanatic (Electronic)

EVC (Electronic)

EVC 10000K

Table 1: EVC 10000K performance on all
ballasts

BallastPower (Watts)Input VoltsInput AmpPPFDCCTEfficiency (PPFD/Watt)
HQI355121.53.13154.855520.4361
Blueline252121.42.18102.164690.4052
Icecap253123.72.2610360760.4071
EVC272123.72.28110.861680.4074
Magnetic301123.12.7596.564910.3206
Reef Fanatic256123.92.17106.759920.4168

Figure 1: EVC 10000K Lamps on all
ballasts

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EVC 14000K

Table 2: EVC 14000K performance on all
ballasts

BallastPower
Watts
Input VoltsInput AmpPPFDCCTEfficiency

PPFD/Watt
HQI332122.42.9284.400.2542
Blueline252122.32.1867.200.2667
Reef Fanatic256122.92.2268.100.2660
Icecap2511232.2966.800.2661
EVC271122.62.3471.400.2635
Magnetic257123.52.655.400.2156

Figure 2: EVC 14000K Lamps on all
ballasts

EVC 14000K Lamps on all ballasts

EVC 20000K

Table 3: EVC 20000K performance on all
ballasts

BallastPower
Watts
Input VoltsInput AmpPPFDCCTEfficiency

PPFD/Watt
Icecap2521222.3150.600.2008
EVC272121.82.3557.300.2107
Reef Fanatic256122.22.2253.500.2090
Blueline2521232.1851.600.2048
HQI339122.73.0167.600.1994
Magnetic2611222.6445.900.1759

Figure 3: EVC 20000K Lamps on all
ballasts

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EVC 20000K Lamps on all ballasts

Happy Reefing (Avalon) 10000K

Table 4: HappyReefing (Avalon) 10000K
performance on all ballasts

BallastPower
Watts
Input VoltsInput AmpPPFDCCTEfficiency
PPFD/Watt
Icecap256121.62.3293.599410.3652
EVC272120.82.35103.198930.3790
Reef Fanatic256121.82.21102.684360.4008
Blueline252122.42.15104.484650.4143
HQI376122.03.31170.677470.4537
Magnetic315124.12.78128.683640.4083

Figure 4: HappyReefing (Avalon) 10000K Lamps
on all ballasts

HappyReefing (Avalon) 10000K Lamps on all ballasts

Happy Reefing (Avalon) 14000K

Table 5: HappyReefing (Avalon) 14000K
performance on all ballasts

BallastPower
Watts
Input VoltsInput AmpPPFDCCTEfficiency

PPFD/Watt
HQI3251212.9885.300.2625
Blueline254121.22.2161.100.2406
Reef Fanatic256121.32.2258.100.2270
Icecap254121.22.3258.900.2319
EVC272121.12.3467.900.2496
Magnetic277123.42.6853.700.1939

Figure 5: HappyReefing (Avalon) 14000K Lamps
on all ballasts

HappyReefing (Avalon) 14000K Lamps on all ballasts

HappyReefing (Avalon) 20000K

Table 6: HappyReefing (Avalon) 20000K
performance on all ballasts

BallastPower
Watts
Input VoltsInput AmpPPFDCCTEfficiency
PPFD/Watt
EVC272121.42.3579.600.2926
Icecap253121.22.337400.2925
Reef Fanatic256121.42.2372.700.2840
Blueline253121.92.2170.700.2794
HQI330121.82.98106.600.3230
Magnetic2721232.6953.900.1982

Figure 6: HappyReefing (Avalon) 20000K Lamps
on all ballasts

HappyReefing (Avalon) 20000K Lamps on all ballasts

Agromax 20000K

Table 7: Agromax 20000K performance on all
ballasts

BallastPower
Watts
Input VoltsInput AmpPPFDCCTEfficiency

PPFD/Watt
Reef Fanatic255122.92.1950.100.1965
EVC272122.62.3159.700.2195
Icecap253122.92.2856.600.2237
Magnetic284123.22.726000.2113
Blueline252122.72.1553.400.2119
HQI345122.73.0178.400.2272

Figure 7: Agromax 10000K Lamps on all
ballasts

Agromax 10000K Lamps on all ballasts

Coralvue 10000K

Table 7: Coralvue 10000K performance on all
ballasts

BallastPower
Watts
Input VoltsInput AmpPPFDCCTEfficiency
PPFD/Watt
Reef Fanatic253123.52.1695.987820.3791
EVC268123.12.28108.789280.4056
Icecap255123.12.2897.787050.3831
Magnetic308123.52.76119.587390.3880
Blueline252121.82.1699.383820.3940
HQI368121.43.25170.679000.4636

Figure 8: Coralvue 10000K Lamps on all
ballasts

Coralvue 10000K Lamps on all ballasts

References

  1. Joshi, S.
    Spectral Analysis of 250W Mogul Lamps – Part I, Advanced
    Aquarist , July 2004
  2. Joshi, S.
    Spectral Analysis of 250W Mogul Lamps – Part II, Advanced
    Aquarist , Aug. 2004.
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Sanjay Joshi in real life is a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University. He has been a reef addict since 1992, and currently keeps several reef aquariums at home including a 500G SPS coral dominated reef. He also co-manages the 500G aquarium at Penn State. He has published several articles in magazines such as Marine Fish and Reef Annual, Aquarium Frontiers, Aquarium Fish, and Advanced Aquarist. In addition, he has been an invited speaker at several marine aquarium society meetings in the US and Europe. He received the MASNA award in 2006, for his contributions to the marine aquarium hobby.

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