The Neuco Aquastar 14500K is a new metal halide lamp color from the makers of the esteemed Aquaconnect lamps that enjoy widespread popularity in Europe. Besides the 14500K rating, the Neuco Aquastar is perhaps one of the first truly new metal halide lamp colors that has been developed in a really long time and we’re anxious to see how Neuco succeeded in trying to develop a “near-nature light spectrum” with enhanced growth and color reproduction and a more stable lamp life. The Aquastar 14500K will be available in a single ended 250 watt and a double ended lamp in both 250 and 400 watts from CoralVue sometime by year’s end. Full press release and spectral graph after the break.
Update: SE 250 & 400 lamps will retail for around $84.95 and the DE 250 for $89.95
CoralVue is now the exclusive North America dealer of Neuco Germany, makers of the Aqua Connect metal halide and Giesemann T5 lamps. We are excited to soon have their new Aquastar 14500K metal halide lamps in stock. These Aquastar lamps are substantially improved versions of their popular Aqua Connect metal halide lamps producing even better coloration and intensity.The lighting engineers over at Neuco Germany developed the Aquastar lamp to simulate a more near-nature light spectrum resulting in brilliant color reproduction, enhance coral growth and long-term color stability. The Aquastar 14500K contains very high percentage of a refined blue spectrum to bring out the fluorescent pigments in corals and to better simulate the natural light conditions over a coral reef. This new soon to be popular German lamp provides substantial improvements over other bulbs found in the 12-14k class. Will be available in 250w SE and DE Bases as well as a 400w SE (mogul) base. They will fire on any electronic ballast.