Are Metal Halides Making a Comeback?

by | Mar 15, 2016 | Equipment, Opinion, Reef, Science, Tanks | 0 comments

LEDs are all the rage, so you may be wondering why I am doing a review of a metal halide fixture, especially one that has been around for a number of years. Well, here is the story…and I am sticking to it. When I pondered what light fixture to use for my new 187 gallon tank, I gave LEDs some serious consideration. I had been out of the hobby for a couple of years but I still follow all the latest news and trends, a sign of a true reef-aholic! Nonetheless, on the lighting front it was obvious manufacturers had shifted their efforts away from metal halides towards LEDs. This presented a dilemma since I have always used metal halides on my SPS dominant MORE


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