Eximer Xenon Fluorescent lighting is not a common name around aquarium circles yet the technology has been around for years in copiers and flatscreen television backlights. The lamp may look very similar to a fluorescent lamp but the mercury is replaced with xenon gas and the lamp has a diode running the length of the lamp instead electrodes at opposite ends. Ushio representatives are testing the feasibility of this new lamp as a light saber but we believe they would do better to demonstrate the lamp for aquarium use. The 36″ lamp above is rated at 30 watts yet it can be dimmed and overdriven to some degree although that kind of functionality has yet to be implemented for aquarium use. At 10K and 60,000 hrs the specs of the xenon eximer lamp are already well in line with aquarium expectations and we look forward to seeing the technology brought to the mainstream aquarium industry. More pictures after the break.