Hey guys...I can't afford a Metal Halide system...So I went all out custom
Heres a look at the Light spectrum from the 2 HID Xenon lights as seen above.
Mounted the HID lights in place of a 400W halogen tube lamp. Removed sockets and drilled holes.
Fan in the back to cool the al enclosure, side holes drilled for wire, and soldered in place. A ballast is seen in the back with zip straps and heat sink.
Shimmering effect is produced, and lights up your room with 10K lighting.
Heres a ballast....
New Tank setup on my desk. Two ballasts on the side and light on top.
$19.99 CAD for the complete halogen outdoor lighting fixture from Home Depot =D.
$49.99 USD for the HID Xenon 10,000K conversion kit from Ebay.
$4.00 CAD Maybe 4 dollars worth of heat shrink tubing and solder and rubber gasket.
Power source is a 12V 400W computer power supply SLIM Drive Bay version with custom on off switch.
Each Lamp rated at 35Watts 3200 Lumens each so total 70 Watts at 6400 lumens.