I think the only reason one doesn't see many MV aquarium bulbs on the market is because MH
works fine. Why go with another High Intensity Discharge (HID
) bulb when there is no reason to?
Also, from what I have read, the spectra output of MV is not continuous. I would bet plant and coral life would not appreciate that. Also their PAR is much lower than a comparable MH
bulb. In other words, they don't give off as much light.
I am not really well versed on how they operate. I have a general idea but nothing that would offer your any good knowledge. Perhaps someone will know...