Iwasaki 50,000K Lamp…



In the constant search for the perfect standalone MH bulb, I’m giving a new bulb a try - the Iwasaki 50,000K metal halide lamp. The initial color is a bit purple, maybe from the 50K’s nice little spike there in the 420nm range. First impression is pretty positive, though we know how that goes with halides. The Ushio 14K & Reeflux 12K bulbs I’ve been using for the last year or so are also great halides bulbs, in my opinion, but each lacks something (or maybe I just get bored?…). To remedy that, I switch between the 2 bulbs every couple months… I’d prefer to not do this, so I hope the 150 watt Iwasaki 50K is my answer… To be continued…