looking for 1000' watt MH/HPS bulbs in the
The Grow Room forums; not sure what to be looking for, is it the number of Lumens for the bulb, the higher number, the ...
looking for 1000' watt MH/HPS bulbs
not sure what to be looking for, is it the number of Lumens for the bulb, the higher number, the brighter the light correct, every one has a personnel favorite, just wanted some input before I buy some, I bought a Hydrofarm Radient 8" hood and a Lumektek 1000' switchable ballast and reflector heat shield and a 8" Hydrofarm exhaust fan, I didn't purchase bulbs, wanted some advice before getting some. thank you
I believe that a 1000watt mh or hps bulb, regardless of which brand, produces roughly the same lumens (I dont mean mh and hps produce the same, I mean MH from company A and MH from company B produce roughly the same lumens". It's a matter of how long they last at the rated lumens, quality and how deep your pockets are....
correct me if I'm wrong
the only bulbs that are different are dual spectrum bulbs.
for example a powerplant dual spectrum bulb has more blue light than red light.
a grolux dual spectrum has more red light than blue light.
i like to use these bulbs throughout the grow as they stop stretch and they keep internode spacing to a minimum and i get a 2 ounce yield from seed to 80 days in soil.
i was using the grolux but i am going to try one of the other brands this grow and compare.
or do you use only the ones your ballast manufacturer recommends I just bought a Lumatek 1000' watt MH/HPS so I will look at there website and see what I can find out
This bulb it has 150 thousand lumens they say 130 thow its a mis print
This bulb is great for flowering best bulb you can get for the money just as good
as other bulbs i would suggest changing bulb every 4 to 6 months
6 months if you using just 12/12
or 4 months if your using it for veg and flower
smokin sticky sticky
Originally Posted by ditrtyone
To me, they all work the same.Just find one that's in your price rang.
My buds look nice, frosty, smoke just as good, with $30 bulb, or $100 bulb.
ok been checking out hydro stores online, why is it you can find 1000' watt MH bulbs, 1000' watt HPS bulbs, 600 watt HPS bulbs, but wtf when you want buy a 600 watt MH bulb I only found 600 watt conversion bulbs or 600 watt universal bulbs what wtf is that I know there is some company that' makes regular 600 watt MH bulbs not conversions or universals bulbs cause my new ballast is a 1000' watt that I can run 600 watt MH bulbs, wanted to see what the difference is between vegging with a 600 watt MH and a 1000' watt MH and maybe try a 600 HPS and a 1000' watt HPS to see what runs the coolest and gives the best results
Last edited by kgb424; 07-24-2012 at 10:35 PM.