Best se hps bulb?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by growingforfun, Jun 14, 2018 at 2:41 PM.

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    growingforfun

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    Whats the best se 1000watt hps bulb on the market for yield at this point? Is it still the hortilux super hps?
     
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    growingforfun

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    Any hps growers left here? Lol
     
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    booms111

    booms111 Well-Known Member

    Par pro solar arc 1100w in a sunsystem epic hood has my interest but otherwise I like running hortilux 1ks in blockbuster hoods.
     
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    growingforfun

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    1100 watt bulb? Do these run off a normal 1000 watt ballast?
     
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    booms111

    booms111 Well-Known Member

    No got to run them on digital ballast with turbo settings like the galaxy select a setting ballasts. They run like a DE 1k but in a SE bulb. You can run them at 1000w also and still put out over 2000umol

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    growingforfun

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    Ah it looks like they are designed to run on a digital ballast on the highest setting. Very cool.
     
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    growingforfun

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    I gotta stick with magnetic ballasts until i can upgrade my wiring to 220 then ill get some better equipment out of boxes
     
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    booms111

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    booms111

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    Yeah running 220 is nice. Makes it so much easier with a light controller being able to run four 1ks on same timer. I'd just stick with hortilux bulbs since your running magnetic ballast. If I had the height I'd just do DE but I'm limited to 8ft height.
     
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    growingforfun

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    Those bulbs look kick ass id def like to get one
     
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    Tim1987

    Tim1987 Well-Known Member

    Anyone here used a Nanolux OG ballast before.

    Its emitting rfi like a mofo.

    Ive tried everything.
    Ferrite chokes aren't working at all.
    Ive done the obvious too like shortening cords.

    Ive tried a faraday cage.
    Im sure the main unit is fine, and its my lead.
    Cant buy the Nanolux rfi kit in Australia either.

    I have a couple ferrite rings coming.
    But im at a loss otherwise.

    Has anyone had the same thing?
    I s it at all possible for cheap bulbs to do it?
    Same bulb.
    New hood, and ballast.

    Im just about to use magnetic if i cant sort it.
    Growing is a standstill atm

    Thanks to anyone who can help.

    Sorry for butting in OP

    :peace:
     
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    booms111

    booms111 Well-Known Member

    Can you get a https://www.amazon.com/Hydrofarm-Revolution-Ballast-EMI-Filter/dp/B011A8KHKI in Australia? Do you have access to magnetic ballast if can't get rfi/emi blocker? I had one of those nanolux og ballast for veg room, didn't last more then a month, luckily guys at hydro store changed it out for galaxy ballast for me.
     
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    Tim1987

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    Yeah thats my problem.

    Since our silly gst on imported goods. Amazon are only selling Amazon.au only.

    The snap on clips aren't working at all.

    I nearly am at the stage of just getting magnetic.

    Thank for your advice.

    Appreciated.

    :peace:
     
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    booms111

    booms111 Well-Known Member

    Magnetics are so cheap and reliable with no real difference in quality of end product. Only differences I ever noticed was the magnetic ballast have a pulse to there lighting more then the digitals, magnetic are heavy and can't really be hung easy like digitals, and magnetic have slightly less intense output by very small amount which makes them less efficient then digitals.

    Do you have local law enforcement going around with AM radios or tv company's going around checking for high rfi leaks? I'm not familiar with Australian laws.
     
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    growingforfun

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    Your totally fine dude, i actually love this topic. I moved to a town with shitty shitty internet infrastructer and my digital ballasts that worked on 110 were knocking out the wifi for the people next door an shit. Rfi is no joke! Thats why im using my old magnetics again. Im gonna try to use my higher quality electronic ballasts again when i run new 220 power but with magnetics you wont make any rfi.
     
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    Tim1987

    Tim1987 Well-Known Member

    Yeah.
    Pretty much.
    If they're sus and watching your house they'll check.
    Apparently they dont need a warrant. Because they just say its circumstantial.
    I hear they dont need a warrant to pull up infront of your grow, in the car with radio turned on.

    Its more that i like to listen to am radio. But i cant, and worries me if others cant too.
    Its just unnecessary attention.

    I think i will just go to good ol' trusty.

    Its funny, because my cheap shit digital ballast was better insulated than this Nanolux OG.

    Thanks man.
     
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    Tim1987

    Tim1987 Well-Known Member

    Thanks OP.

    I think i will resort to them tbh.

    Seems like the logical approach, after hearing you guys out.

    I tried my best with the digi.
    I'll grab a magnetic one.

    Thanks

    Tim.

    :peace:
     
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    Cx2H

    Cx2H Well-Known Member

    Digital ballasts and RFI... I have run mags and Digi. Digi had the goon squad knocking at the door talking about cable tv system ingress. In a red state would of been game over.

    They make lamp cord side filters for that now.

    Xtrasun digitals don't do that. Solistek digitals do..
     
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    Tim1987

    Tim1987 Well-Known Member

    Im gonna do a google.

    Thanks dude.

    Lamp Cord Side Filter. I have not heard of.

    Cheers.

    Tim.

    :peace:
     
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    Tim1987

    Tim1987 Well-Known Member

    Thanks again guys.

    Take it easy OP.
     
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