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Product Review: Spectral Analysis of 250W Metal Halide Lamps: Giesemann, Krystal Star, South Pacific Sunlight, BLV, Phoenix Electric Company

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. Posted Apr 14, 2006 08:00 PM Pomacanthus Publications, Inc.
Sanjay discusses the results of additional bulb and ballast testing.

Since the last report on 250W metal halide lamps, I have received several new lamps. These 7 new mogul base lamps and 4 double ended lamps were evaluated with 6 ballasts used to drive these lamps. The lamps are listed in Table 1. As usual these lamps were tested using the identical setup to all my previous tests, thus allowing for direct comparison between the lamps.

Table 1: List of 250W Single Ended Mogul lamps and ballasts tested
250W SE Lamps 250W Ballasts
South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 10000K
South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 14000K
South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 20000K
PFO - Krystal Star 11000K
PFO - Krystal Star 18000K
Phoenix Electric Company (PEC) 10000K
Giesemann Lighting "Marine"
PFO-HQI (ANSI -M80)
Standard Magnetic (M58)
IceCap (Electronic)
Blueline (Electronic)
Reef Fanatic (Electronic)
EVC (Electronic)
250W DE Lamps
Giesemann Lighting "Blue"
Giesemann Lighting "Coral"
BLV Nepturion 14000K
PFO Krystal Star - 11000K

South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 10000K

Table 1: South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 10000K performance on all ballasts
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 250 121.6 2.19 92.7 17689 0.3708
EVC 258 121.2 2.26 94.4 11343 0.3659
PFO HQI 340 125.2 3.04 125.2 8988 0.3682
ICECAP 249 121.7 2.29 90.4 18602 0.3631
MAGNETIC (M58) 264 121.2 2.59 85.2 19337 0.3227
South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 10,000 K Lamp

Figure 1: South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 10000K Lamps on all ballasts

South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 14000K

Table 2: South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 14000K performance on all ballasts
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 252 120.4 2.23 44.1 na 0.1750
EVC 258 120.2 2.27 40.6 na 0.1574
PFO HQI 338 122.3 3.01 77.8 na 0.2302
ICECAP 252 122.7 2.28 42.1 na 0.1671
MAGNETIC (M58) 287 122.3 2.79 60.3 na 0.2101
South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) Lamps, 14,000K

Figure 2: South Pacific Sunlight (SPS)Lamps on all ballasts

South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 20000K

Table 3: South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 20000K performance on all ballasts
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 252 122.6 2.19 57 na 0.2262
EVC 253 120.4 2.26 56.14 na 0.2219
PFO HQI 341 122.6 3.07 89.4 na 0.2622
ICECAP 252 123 2.3 64.2 na 0.2548
MAGNETIC (M58) 298 120.7 2.81 69.8 na 0.2342
South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 20,000K Lamp

Figure 3: South Pacific Sunlight (SPS) 20000K Lamps on all ballasts

PFO - Krystal Star 11000K

Table 4: PFO - Krystal Star 11000K performance on all ballasts
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 252 123.7 2.18 100.4 9685 0.3984
EVC 258 121.2 2.26 107.3 9160 0.4159
PFO HQI 358 120.8 3.31 177.6 8378 0.4961
ICECAP 252 121.9 2.29 102.7 9051 0.4075
MAGNETIC (M58) 311 121.3 2.8 131.5 9270 0.4228
Krystal Star 11,000K Lamp

Figure 4: PFO - Krystal Star 11000K Lamps on all ballasts

PFO - Krystal Star 18000K

Table 5: PFO - Krystal Star 18000K performance on all ballasts


Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 248 121.5 2.18 62.5 na 0.2520
EVC 260 120.8 2.28 64.4 na 0.2477
PFO HQI 315 120.4 2.8 82.9 na 0.2632
ICECAP 252 121.1 2.3 56.2 na 0.2230
MAGNETIC (M58) 255 121.5 2.58 48.3 na 0.1894
Krystal Star 18,000K Lamp

Figure 5: PFO - Krystal Star 18000K Lamps on all ballasts

Phoenix Electric Company (PEC) 10000K

Table 6: Phoenix Electric Company (PEC) 10000K performance on all ballasts
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 253 120.1 2.23 88.9 6593 0.3514
EVC 258 120.1 2.27 92.8 7224 0.3597
PFO HQI 349 120.4 3.3 160.7 7100 0.4605
ICECAP 255 119.7 2.35 94.8 6981 0.3718
MAGNETIC (M58) 329 120.7 2.95 133.8 6861 0.4067
Phoenix Electric Company (PEC) 10,000K Lamp

Figure 6: Phoenix Electric Company (PEC) 10000K Lamps on all ballasts

Giesemann Lighting "Marine" Mogul

Table 7: Giesemann Lighting "Marine" Mogul performance on all ballasts
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 249 122.1 2.18 89.6 10249 0.3598
EVC 259 121.6 2.28 101.9 8863 0.3934
PFO HQI 321 120.7 2.86 129 9616 0.4019
ICECAP 252 122.3 2.29 95.7 9767 0.3798
MAGNETIC (M58) 253 121.2 2.6 82.7 8509 0.3269
Giesemann Lighting

Figure 7: Giesemann Lighting "Marine" Mogul Lamps on all ballasts

Giesemann Lighting "Coral" Double Ended

Table 8: Giesemann Lighting "Coral" Double Ended performance on all ballasts (Shielded)
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 253 122.3 2.17 71 8689 0.281
EVC 255 121.5 2.2 67.8 8830 0.266
PFO HQI 335 121.6 2.95 101.7 8765 0.304
ICECAP 251 122.1 2.3 71.2 8700 0.284
REEF FANATIC 258 122.5 2.23 71.5 8376 0.277
Table 9: Giesemann Lighting "Coral" Double Ended performance on all ballasts (UnShielded)
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 253 122.3 2.17 88.1 9727 0.348
EVC 255 121.5 2.2 82.5 10187 0.324
PFO HQI 335 121.6 2.95 126.7 9816 0.378
ICECAP 251 122.1 2.3 88.2 9710 251
REEF FANATIC 258 122.5 2.23 93.8 9827 0.364
Giesmann Lighting

Figure 8: Giesemann Lighting "Coral" Double Ended Lamps on all ballasts (Shielded)

Giesemann Lighting "Blue" Double Ended

Table 10: Giesemann Lighting "Blue" Double Ended performance on all ballasts (Shielded)
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 250 122.1 2.15 36.7 na 0.147
EVC 255 122.1 2.19 41 na 0.161
PFO HQI 306 121.5 2.76 46.3 na 0.151
ICECAP 251 121.7 2.32 38.2 na 0.152
REEF FANATIC 258 120.8 2.25 41.3 na 0.160
Table 11: Giesemann Lighting "Blue" Double Ended performance on all ballasts (UnShielded)
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 250 122.1 21.5 46.5 na 0.186
EVC 255 122.1 2.19 48.7 na 0.191
PFO HQI 306 121.5 2.76 58.2 na 0.190
ICECAP 251 121.7 2.32 47.9 na 0.191
REEF FANATIC 258 120.8 2.25 52 na 0.202
Giesemann Lighting

Figure 9: Giesemann Lighting "Blue" Double Ended Lamps on all ballasts (Shielded)

PFO -Krystal Star 11000K Double Ended

Table 12: PFO -Krystal Star 11000K Double Ended performance on all ballasts (Shielded)
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 249 123.4 2.12 67.5 6484 0.271
EVC 258 124.5 2.21 63.9 6766 0.248
PFO HQI 295 122.5 2.75 67.5 6205 0.229
ICECAP 252 122.3 2.19 49.4 6116 0.196
REEF FANATIC 258 124.5 2.19 72.6 7224 0.281
Table 13: PFO -Krystal Star 11000K Double Ended performance on all ballasts (UnShielded)
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 249 123.4 2.12 87.8 7075 0.353
EVC 258 124.5 2.21 78.8 7256 0.305
PFO HQI 295 122.5 2.75 82.6 6546 0.280
ICECAP 252 122.3 2.19 61 6424 0.242
REEF FANATIC 258 124.5 2.19 94.4 8795 0.366
Krystal Star 11,000K Double Ended Lamp

Figure 10: PFO -Krystal Star 11000K Double Ended Lamps on all ballasts (Shielded)

BLV "Nepturion" 14000K Double Ended

Table 14: BLV "Nepturion" 14000K Double Ended Double Ended performance on all ballasts (Shielded)
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 253 120.1 2.26 62.8 9376 0.2482
EVC 259 121.1 2.27 68.1 9418 0.2629
PFO HQI 328 120.6 2.94 85.7 9704 0.2613
ICECAP 252 121.3 2.34 62.5 8988 0.2480
Table 15: BLV "Nepturion" 14000K Double Ended Double Ended performance on all ballasts (UnShielded)
Ballast Power
Watts
Input Volts Input Amp PPFD CCT Efficiency
PPFD/Watt
BLUELINE 253 120.1 2.26 77.9 10721 0.3079
EVC 259 121.1 2.27 85.2 10632 0.3290
PFO HQI 328 120.6 2.94 106.1 11117 0.3235
ICECAP 252 121.3 2.34 78 10241 0.3095
BLV

Figure 11: BLV "Nepturion" 14000K Double Ended Lamps on all ballasts (Shielded)

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