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About Metal Halides

When you're trying to decide on the right type of illumination for any project, take the time to shed some light on metal halide (MH) lights. Considered a High Intensity Discharge (HID) light, an MH lamp gets its light from an electric arc that passes through a mixture of gases, including vaporized mercury and metal halides. These high-intensity lamps have a lifetime of about 6,000 to 15,000 hours, which makes them highly efficient, and they typically give off a bright white light that’s comparable to daylight. You can use a metal halide bulb for a number of applications. Due to their brightness and wide spectrum, they are great for outdoor lighting as well as indoor. Metal halide aquarium lighting is also popular because of the bulbs' brightness and ability to provide great lighting for plants. This means that there are also grow lights available for people who keep their plants indoors. eBay's reliable sellers have plenty of metal halide lighting options to brighten up your day.