This is the place to shop for and compare prices on all kinds of top quality basic saltwater and advanced reef aquarium lights and lighting products, such as power compact fixtures, ballast and retrofit kits, standard light hoods, and replacement bulbs.
Standard aquarium light hoods and strips come equipped with normal output lamps, which is suitable for a fish-only system. One can choose to start with a full hood, or a light strip combined with a glass canopy, and then simply upgrade it at any time by putting in a higher output 50/50, 10K or other compatible fluorescent bulb.
LED Saltwater Aquarium Lights have gone beyond being used for Lunar Lights alone. LED lights are now used for primary lighting for Fish Only and Fish Only with Live Rock as well as reef tanks. As the price of LED lamps has come down, they are being offered in more interesting and innovative packages.
Metal halide lighting is most often the best choice for those keeping stony corals and other marine life that requires intense elimination. Relatively small for their size and the amount of light they put out makes these top choice units very popular. They are well designed, add a stylish look to any aquarium, and most even include lunar lights.
In the constant quest for more wattage in the same space, many saltwater hobbyists choose to upgrade an existing fluorescent light fixture by using a retrofit kit to convert the light hood or canopy over to hold either PC (Power Compact) or MH (Metal Halide) bulbs, rather than buy a complete new setup.