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HID Grow Lights, Lamps and Bulbs

Hydroponic System DiagramHID lighting systems represent the safest, most economical way of providing light for your plants. They are used all the time in parking lots, warehouses, baseball diamonds, football fields and other places where reliability and economy are a prime concern.

Systems used for garden lighting are constructed differently, but the features of dependability and cheap operation remain the same. Two common types of HID lighting have been adapted for safe use in the garden and greenhouse, Metal Halide and High-Pressure Sodium.

The most common lighting systems for indoor growing are of the High Intensity Discharge (HID) variety. HID lights are very popular among indoor growers because they have a very high light output, and provide light of the right part of the spectrum to promote plant growth. . The heart of an HID system is an arc lamp bulb and a ballast. The ballast serves to start and maintain the arc inside the bulb. Ballasts come in two types, mechanical or electronic. Electronic ballasts are more efficient than mechanical types, and often support multiple bulb types, adding to the versatility of your system.

There are two types of HID bulbs on the market, High Pressure Sodium (HPS) and Metal Halide (MH). The primary difference between the two types from a functional stand point is the color spectrum emitted by the light. HPS bulbs emit light in the red to yellow range of visible light while MH bulbs emit a more balanced light covering all the energy peaks of the visible light spectrum. To the eye, the light from HPS bulbs appears reddish orange, while MH bulbs throw alight that appears blue-white. These differences in spectral emission make these two bulb types suitable for different types of growth. With either bulb type, a reflector is generally recommended to utilize the light most efficiently.

HID bulbs of either type produce a lot of heat. Depending upon your growing circumstances this heat may need to be dissipated or vented. HID systems may be air cooled or water cooled.

 

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Advanced 400w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics picture

Advanced 400w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics

$22.35



Yield Lab 600w MH Digital hid 600 Watt  Metal Halide Veg Grow Light Bulb picture

Yield Lab 600w MH Digital hid 600 Watt Metal Halide Veg Grow Light Bulb

$24.95



Yield Lab MH 1000w DIGITAL hid 1000 WATT W Metal Halide Veg Grow Light Bulb picture

Yield Lab MH 1000w DIGITAL hid 1000 WATT W Metal Halide Veg Grow Light Bulb

$45.95



Advanced 600w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics picture

Advanced 600w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics

$39.35



Apollo Horticulture 400w 600w 1000w Watt MH HPS Grow Light Bulb HID Lamp picture

Apollo Horticulture 400w 600w 1000w Watt MH HPS Grow Light Bulb HID Lamp

$12.99



iPower 1000 Watt High Pressure Sodium HPS Grow Light Bulb Lamp 1-6 PACK picture

iPower 1000 Watt High Pressure Sodium HPS Grow Light Bulb Lamp 1-6 PACK

$25.99



CAP HLC-1e High Temp HID Light Shut Off and Heating Thermostat - No Box picture

CAP HLC-1e High Temp HID Light Shut Off and Heating Thermostat - No Box

$31.95



Topo Light HID LRC-4P 4 Site 120/240V Light Controller Bonsai Shears Grow Light picture

Topo Light HID LRC-4P 4 Site 120/240V Light Controller Bonsai Shears Grow Light

$60.00



PHANTOM 315 CMH BALLAST & REFLECTOR picture

PHANTOM 315 CMH BALLAST & REFLECTOR

$150.00



HydroFarm Lumatech 400 Ballast Electronic Ballast for HID Lamps 400w picture

HydroFarm Lumatech 400 Ballast Electronic Ballast for HID Lamps 400w

$30.00



1800W LED Grow Lights for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID picture

1800W LED Grow Lights for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID

$51.99



4 Outlet Hydroponics Indoor Grow Light Relay Controller Box HID Grow Lamp NEW picture

4 Outlet Hydroponics Indoor Grow Light Relay Controller Box HID Grow Lamp NEW

$88.00



4/8 Outlet Hydroponics Indoor Grow Light Relay Controller Box HID Grow Lamp US picture

4/8 Outlet Hydroponics Indoor Grow Light Relay Controller Box HID Grow Lamp US

$88.13



iPower 600W HPS MH Dimmable Grow Light System Kits Air Cooled Reflector Hood Set picture

iPower 600W HPS MH Dimmable Grow Light System Kits Air Cooled Reflector Hood Set

$165.29



Advanced 1000w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics picture

Advanced 1000w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics

$45.35



8000W LED Plant Grow Light for Indoor Plants Hydro Veg Flower Replace HPS HID BJ picture

8000W LED Plant Grow Light for Indoor Plants Hydro Veg Flower Replace HPS HID BJ

$52.99



MLC HID White Hydroponic Light Controller Box 240V/120V w/ 8 Outlet + 24hr Timer picture

MLC HID White Hydroponic Light Controller Box 240V/120V w/ 8 Outlet + 24hr Timer

$104.49



Lumatek ELECTRONIC BALLAST Model LK4120 120V For 400W HID Lamps picture

Lumatek ELECTRONIC BALLAST Model LK4120 120V For 400W HID Lamps

$34.95



iPower 1000w Watt High Pressure Sodium HPS Grow Light Bulb Lamp 2-PACK picture

iPower 1000w Watt High Pressure Sodium HPS Grow Light Bulb Lamp 2-PACK

$51.29



Yield Lab 1000w HPS Digital hid 1000 Watt High Pressure Sodium Flower Grow Light picture

Yield Lab 1000w HPS Digital hid 1000 Watt High Pressure Sodium Flower Grow Light

$49.95