Whats Better 250 watt MH Bulb or 250 watt HPS

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by KushKing604, Aug 27, 2008.

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    KushKing604

    KushKing604 Well-Known Member

    hey what bulb would be better for flowering 3 plants. i cant use anything higher than 250 and what bulb produces the least heat and what would have a better yield....or are they pretty much the same??? and how do you guys hang you lights do you screw them into your ceilings or what????
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    calicat

    calicat Well-Known Member

    Lighting applications....For vegetative growth Metal Halide fixtures...For flowering state high pressure sodium lighting.
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    KushKing604

    KushKing604 Well-Known Member

    ok so how much do you think i will yield with a 250 hps for 3 plants... i would be really happy to get an ounce a plant
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    who curd eat just one

    who curd eat just one Active Member

    depends on how long you veg.....get them 18-24 or more inches tall before you flower you shouldnt have any trouble getting an ounce a plant...at least I dont
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    AlphaMale706

    AlphaMale706 Well-Known Member

    you could get more then an ounce a plant VERY easy with your lights. I budded my plants at 10 inches under cfls and they still budded over an ounce with only the main cola being a beauty. It sounds like your Fixture can take either bulb so he is right go MH then HPS you could even put some cfls on the sides for added light angels. im guessing you could get over two ounces per if you did it right.
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    KushKing604

    KushKing604 Well-Known Member

    thxs man but how do you plug the lights in??? i haven't bought it yet waiting a while because my seeds will be hear any day now( white widow :D) and just wanna know if the plug into any plug in the house thxs
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    Ram Baba

    Ram Baba Active Member

    you need a ballast to support the HPS or MH because they are High Intensity and they need a ballast to convert to the proper energy level. so , don't just buy the bulb alone, it wont just fit into a regular household socket. actually it might, but you'll burn your home down. so get the ballast, bulb, and I highly recommend getting a reflector all at once.

    check out htgsupply.com
    on ebay.
    or go to your local hydroponics shop, like i did.
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    Ram Baba

    Ram Baba Active Member

    make sure you use cash.
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    KushKing604

    KushKing604 Well-Known Member

    yah i know they need a ballast i just wanted to know is when you get a ballast goes it plug into any plug in your house. just like any lamp or tv would??
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    KushKing604

    KushKing604 Well-Known Member

    i hope my 3 plants will work under 250 because its all i cant get only 250 hopefully everything goes well
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    AlphaMale706

    AlphaMale706 Well-Known Member

    i would say save up for a 400 everyone who uses a 250 wishes they would have went with 400......but ull be stright and yes it plugs to the wall...the plant i spoke of was WW very sick plant
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    oldbus199

    oldbus199 Active Member

    You can grow good buds with a 250 hps. Make sure you have good reflectivity in the room and keep lots of air moving through it. You'll be surprised.
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    KushKing604

    KushKing604 Well-Known Member

    nah i cant get 400 not for long time just gonna use my 250 and see what happens

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