Thought I'd just throw this out there, but with so many different types of lighting out there, why are we so limited to NO, VHO
? Sure LED
's are used for moonlights, but they will soon be inplemented in the Auto industry for headlights. Why couldn't they provide the neccesary light for a thriving aquarium, or any other type of light for that matter?
HPSV(High pressure sodium valve): They use these in the street lights that light your block. Probably the closet thing to MH
. I think they might be even the same thing. It's probably no more cost effective than MH
, but an alternative none the less.
HID(High Intensity Dischage): Whoa, now these are bright! Think of the Luxor light. Pros; They can be purchased in different spectrums ranging from 4,300-20,000k as needed. They have a very long life with out having to change capsules, think 10 years min. And they run way cooler.
Con: My only issue would be it's just too
much light. It would probably burn the little fishy's eyes
Induction lamp: this is some what new technology. It outputs a light very similiar to NO, however, outputs a little more light. These could probably be used as an alternative to PC
. These also have a extended life, like 10-20 years.
Again, just throwing this out there. I'd like to hear everyone's comments