Why not a Cheap HPS?
1 UFO LED, or alot of cfls?
I just cant decide what i want to do...i was planning on buying as ufo, but i can only afford the cheap 1's...around 160$ range, since this is considered "cheap" for the ufo's, would it be better for me to buy a bunch of 65 watt cfls and just surround the plant with that? im only going to have 2 plants.
Why not a Cheap HPS?
"All previous attempts to base money solely on intangibles such as credit or government edict, or fiat, have ended in inflationary panic and disaster"– Winston Churchill
So you have around $160.00 to spend on lighting.
ULTIMATE 400 WATT GROW LIGHT SYSTEM BOTH HPS & MH
Here it is, the ULTIMATE Grow Light, a 400 watt High Pressure Sodium grow light system combined with a 400 watt Metal Halide grow light system. This ULTIMATE system includes one fantastic grow light ballast, two specialty horticultural bulbs (lamps), an awesome four-side horizontal reflector and a FREE heavy duty timer. This is a better value in grow lights than you would find at any other hydroponics store.
WHY DO YOU NEED BOTH A METAL HALIDE GROW LIGHT AND HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM GROW LIGHT?!!
Using Metal Halide grow lights and then switching to High Pressure Sodium grow lights is THE way to GROW the BEST PLANTS POSSIBLE. Growers worldwide consider the best way to grow flowering plants is by vegetatively growing them under the bright white light of the METAL HALIDE then switching over to the HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM’s super bright orangish/red spectrum for the flowering stage of plant growth. The MH grow light bulb provides lush, compact plant growth. The HPS grow light bulbs spectrum mimics that of the "harvest sun" and promotes explosive, prolific flowering of plants.
LIGHTING BALLAST AND HOUSING
Dimensions: 9" long x 4" wide x 5.5" tall
The grow light ballast is a brand new REMOTE 400 watt HPS grow light ballast, with an innovative design that separates the ballast core away from the capacitor and igniter components to provide high performance and long life. This grow light ballast is made to our specifications with high output lighting results for horticulture / hydroponics / indoor gardening use. The High Pressure Sodium grow light ballast also features a convenient retractable handle with large keyholes for wall or ceiling mounting options. The lighting ballast also has over-sized rubber feet for electrical safety and quiet operation. The 8 foot power cord and 10 foot light bulb output cords are constructed of the highest quality, heavy gauge industrial grade electrical cord usually seen on grow lights costing much more. The ballast is pre-set and ready to plug into standard 110/120 household voltage, but can easily be changed to 220/240 volts. The 400 watt High Pressure Sodium grow light ballast will operate any standard or horticultural 400 watt High Pressure Sodium lamps and 400 watt Metal Halide Conversion lamps (see below). The universal socket set can be used with many other reflectors for future upgrades including air-cooled reflectors, umbrella style hoods or many other grow light reflector hoods, making this system the best value in hydroponic and indoor gardening lighting.
FOUR-SIDED HORIZONTAL GROW LIGHT REFLECTOR
Dimensions: 15.5" long x 12.5" wide x 6" deep
This quality grow light system features a lighting reflector hood that is a highly efficient FOUR sided reflector. This top of the line HORIZONTAL REFLECTOR is made from the HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS available! Specifically designed for growing plants indoors, this reflector incorporates a steel socket/reflector bracket, 5kv Pulse Rated Mogul Based socket and highly reflective polished aluminum reflector. The highly polished aluminum reflector has a mirror-like finish rated at 95% reflectivity for MAXIMUM LIGHT OUTPUT. This reflector hood is built to last a lifetime and can easily be cleaned with common household window cleaner. The grow lights Horizontal lamp configuration design allows for the greatest light coverage over the top of your indoor garden area while providing the highest light intensity levels possible. It is widely recognized that the BEST design for horticultural and hydroponic reflectors is the HORIZONTAL REFLECTOR design incorporated with this reflector. Additionally, this versatile grow light reflector can be used as a 4 sided reflector or as a completely adjustable BATWING reflector, your choice. Utilizing all four sides of the reflector ensures that every single lumen produced from the lamp/bulb is emitted downward onto your plants and not out onto your grow room walls. This grow light reflector hood comes with two heavy duty steel hangers to hang your reflector from and a 10’ cord from the reflector to the remote 400 watt High Pressure Sodium ballast housing.
400 WATT HPS LIGHT BULB
This standard bulb emits 50,000 lumens with a rated life span of 24,000 hours.
400 WATT HORTICULTURAL METAL HALIDE CONVERSION LAMP
- 50,000 lumens
- 24,000 hour rated life
- mogul base
- universal mounting position
This is a top of the line, high output, specialty horticultural Metal Halide Conversion bulb. This is a specialty bulb made to operate specifically with the 400 watt High Pressure Sodium ballast that comes with this ULTIMATE grow light system. This Metal Halide grow light conversion bulb will promote strong, lush, compact vegetative growth for all green plants. This special high output Metal Halide Grow Light conversion lamp pumps out an amazing 38,000 lumens, compared to only 30,000-36,000 lumens for standard 400 watt Metal Halide lamps. Remember, HIGHER LUMEN OUTPUT equals HIGHER YIELDS. The Metal Halide grow light conversion bulb provides a balanced light spectrum of 4100 Kelvin, imitating natural sunlight?. This quality grow light bulb has a rated life of 20,000 hours.
FREE - HEAVY DUTY, DUAL OUTLET TIMER
This heavy duty dual-outlet timer is top quality and made specifically for grow lights. It is heavy duty with a 2,000 watt capacity, is fully grounded and UL listed for safety. This grow light timer is 24 hour programmable down to 15 minute increments. The grow light timer features dual outlets, so you can control either two grow lights, or a grow light and a fan with the same timer!
WARRANTY FOR THE ULTIMATE 400 WATT GROW LIGHT
This quality grow light system features a fantastic warranty usually found with grow lights costing much more. The 400 watt High Pressure Sodium grow light carries a 2 year warranty for the High Pressure Sodium ballast and components and a 1 year warranty for the high output, spectrally enhanced High Pressure Sodium lamp and Metal Halide Lamp. If you need any help or assistance with your purchase, feel free to contact our hydroponics and indoor gardening experts via phone or email.
Select the reflector:
4 Sided Horizontal Reflector
Maxwing Reflector - +$35.00
Euro Reflector - +$59.00
QuadRay Reflector - +$63.00
Mini Sunsoaker Reflector - +$63.00
SuperNova Reflector - +$63.00
CoolTube 6 Reflector - +$70.00
EasyCool 6 Reflector - +$81.00
EasyCool 8 Reflector - +$91.00
CoolTube 8 Reflector - +$91.00
Sunsoaker Reflector - +$93.00
Select the HPS Bulb/Lamp:
Standard 400w HPS Bulb
GrowBright 400 watt HPS Bulb - +$10.00
AgroMax 400 watt HPS Bulb - +$45.00
Select the MH Conversion Bulb:
GrowBright 400 watt MH Conversion Bulb
AgroMax 400 watt MH Conversion Bulb - +$15.00
SunMaster 400w MH Conversion Neutral Deluxe - +$19.00
Do You Need a spare HPS bulb?:
No Spare HPS Bulb
Standard 400w HPS Bulb - +$15.95
GrowBright 400 watt HPS Bulb - +$19.95
AgroMax 400 watt HPS Bulb - +$54.95
Would you like Sunrise Reflector Hangers?:
No Sunrise Hi-Low Reflector Hangers
What Timer would you like?:
Dual Outlet Mechanical Timer - Heavy Duty
Do You Need a spare MH Conversion bulb?:
No Spare MH Conversion Bulb
GrowBright 400 watt MH Conversion Bulb - +$30.95
AgroMax 400 watt MH Conversion Bulb - +$45.95
SunMaster 400w MH Conversion Neutral Deluxe - +$49.95
Would you like to purchase an extended warranty?:
Extended Protection – 4 year ballast warranty - +$25.00
Man dont listen to the led bullshit, get sum cheap 4ft light fixtures at walmart for 15 bucks and 2 6500k bulbs for 10 bucks and it will grow like the jolly green giant. But if the 4ft to much yes go with cfls, trust me dont learn an expensive lesson.
Last edited by potsmokinbasturd; 11-03-2009 at 01:45 AM.
cheaper is best , the work lights r amazingly bright n cheap.
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why cant you use a HPS? besides that you live in an apartment. if you use 10 65 watt cfls then your using 650 watts. 250 more than a 400 watt HPS. So your electric costs would be more with the CFL's than the HPS. Any reason why you don't want to use one in the apartment?
Definitely get the HPS dude. They are an incredibly efficient form of lighting and 400w is perfect for two plants. I would go with Bricktop's suggestion. Be wary of a man who keeps a pig farm.
Calm down people. He said he can't get on right now because he is in an apartment. I say get a shit load CFL's and your plants will thank. CFL=Chronic For Life
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