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Old 05/16/2020, 04:33 PM   #1
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Reflectors

Hello everyone.

Can anyone point me to a recommendation on 400 watt DE reflectors?

I have looked high and low and can't come up with anything.

I have a metal halide light that has crap reflectors and I would like to replace them with something decent if not good.

So what I have is two 400 watt metal halide bulbs that need better reflectors.

I just need the reflector nothing else.

Any recommendation would be really appreciated.


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Old 05/16/2020, 05:40 PM   #2
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Hello everyone.

Can anyone point me to a recommendation on 400 watt DE reflectors?

I have looked high and low and can't come up with anything.

I have a metal halide light that has crap reflectors and I would like to replace them with something decent if not good.

So what I have is two 400 watt metal halide bulbs that need better reflectors.

I just need the reflector nothing else.

Any recommendation would be really appreciated.
This one but plug is specific to ballast type
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/hamil...reflector.html

Maybe?
https://www.amazon.com/Oppolite-600W.../dp/B0716SNMW6

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Old 05/16/2020, 06:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

But I just need the steel. Nothing else


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Old 05/17/2020, 10:24 AM   #4
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Try here:
https://hamiltontechnology.com/index...ory&path=17_87


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Old 05/17/2020, 10:32 AM   #5
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I'm running my 400 watt metal halide lamp in a Spider Light reflector. 2'x5' spread in my tank. I love it!

https://www.customaquatic.com/estore...duct=LT-HMASLM


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Old 05/19/2020, 03:15 PM   #6
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Thank you for the reply.

I don't need the socket assembly that is the problem.

I have DE bulbs so I just need the steel reflector. I saw some somewhere a long time ago but have struck out since.


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Old 05/19/2020, 04:52 PM   #7
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Oops, sorry I missed the DE part! So you have a double ended fixture and bulb, but no reflector. Yeah, it seems like most DE setups come complete. You may need to compromise. This seems reasonable, needs bulb:

https://growace.com/yield-lab-double...SABEgIxRPD_BwE


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Old 05/23/2020, 01:13 PM   #8
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I will bet that some reefer local to you has one of these laying around. Lots of former MH users around...


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Old 05/26/2020, 12:02 AM   #9
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I can't come up with anything.

I have been looking high and low.

Basically I have (2) 400 watt DE metal halide bulbs in my fixture.

The only reason I am wasting my time on this is I got the light for a smokin deal, I have good ballasts and bulbs and though by far it's not top of the line it works.

I am trying to come up with some good reflective aluminum or whatever and I will just build the reflector myself.

Can anyone recommend a good reflective metal material I can use to work with to build these?


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http://www.reflecteurs.com/index-eng...yAAEgI8_PD_BwE

I searched for high temp reflective metal sheets.

See if they can work from dimensions for a replacement, or if you sent them a sample.


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