For those of you not in sunny southern California (and to those who missed it), there were a lot of great new and soon-to-be-released products on display at Reef-A-Palooza this past weekend. Over the next couple of days, I’d like to go over some of the equipment we are most looking forward to.
Today, I’d like to show off some tricked-out new ballasts that will be available on our website soon. Lumatek, which is a definite favorite of MarineDepot.com’s Reef Squad, recently sent us prototypes of ballasts that we will be selling soon.
So what makes them so fancy, you ask?
Each ballast can run bulbs of different wattages. The smaller one will fire a 150-250W HQI bulb while the larger ballast goes between 250W-400W with ease. This is easily done on both ballasts by the turn of a knob. Better yet, the 400W ballast has a “Super Lumens” mode that will overdrive a 400 watter.
But wait, there’s more!
Turn the knob down if you’re looking to save on electricity or acclimate your brand new LE chalice that costs as much as your firstborn child. The MD Reef Squad has been testing several bulbs at different wattages with no noticeable color shift. Add to that all the other great features Lumatek E-ballasts bring to the table and you’re looking at a great new product.
Check back for more details, including pricing. Until then!