This new type of light bulb from Luxim could have very real applications for lighting our reef aquariums. From what we can gather the light is made of a small pill containing argon gas. The gas is excited to 6000K (the temperature not the color) until it turns into plasma releasing huge quantities of light. This is very similar to how metal halides work but since there are no contacts to burn out or limit the energy going in, the new plasma light is capable of ten times the efficiency of standard incandescents and twice the efficiency of LEDs. Since the light is as hot as the surface of the sun it also gives off a similar color spectrum. As an added bonus the light is ridiculously small so fitting it into an aquarium canopy should be a breeze. We are sure that this light is being developed exclusively for the aquarium market and we should be seeing new fixtures from PFO and Current anyday now. Yeah right. Watch the video to see how a 250 Watt plasma light appears to pwn a 400 Watt metal halide.