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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.

 

AUVL Grow Green Single-ended Metal Halide (MH) Lamps picture
AUVL Grow Green Single-ended Metal Halide (MH) Lamps
$485.0

Digilux DX1000 1000 Watt HPS HID Sodium Digital Ballast Grow Lamp Light Bulb (6) picture
Digilux DX1000 1000 Watt HPS HID Sodium Digital Ballast Grow Lamp Light Bulb (6)
$432.99

Gavita Pro 600/750e DE FLEX E-Series Reflector Complete - double ended light picture
Gavita Pro 600/750e DE FLEX E-Series Reflector Complete - double ended light
$399.99

 Hortilux Super HPS  1000-Watt Bulb Lamp  BRAND NEW 6-lamps USA picture
Hortilux Super HPS 1000-Watt Bulb Lamp BRAND NEW 6-lamps USA
$382.0

AUVL Grow Green Single-ended High Pressure Sodium (HPS) Lamps picture
AUVL Grow Green Single-ended High Pressure Sodium (HPS) Lamps
$380.0

LUMAPRO 1XUK5 HID Ballast Kit,Pulse Start,MH Bulb,750W picture
LUMAPRO 1XUK5 HID Ballast Kit,Pulse Start,MH Bulb,750W
$376.36

AUVL Grow Green Single-ended Metal Halide (MH) Lamps picture
AUVL Grow Green Single-ended Metal Halide (MH) Lamps
$375.0

solis tek a1+ DE HID 120/240 Brand new. Still in shipping boxes.   picture
solis tek a1+ DE HID 120/240 Brand new. Still in shipping boxes.  
$375.0

ARC CMH Lighting System w/Lamp (4200K), 315W, 277V picture
ARC CMH Lighting System w/Lamp (4200K), 315W, 277V
$374.39

Sun System LEC 315 - 208 / 240 Volt w/ 4200 K Lamp picture
Sun System LEC 315 - 208 / 240 Volt w/ 4200 K Lamp
$369.69

Sun System LEC 315 - 120 Volt w/ 3100 K Lamp picture
Sun System LEC 315 - 120 Volt w/ 3100 K Lamp
$369.69

d-Papillon 315W Full Spectrum Grow Light - 240v  picture
d-Papillon 315W Full Spectrum Grow Light - 240v
$369.69

Digilux DX600HPS 600 Watt HPS HID Sodium Digital Ballast Grow Light Bulb, 4 Pack picture
Digilux DX600HPS 600 Watt HPS HID Sodium Digital Ballast Grow Light Bulb, 4 Pack
$358.99

VIPARSPECTRA P4000 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID picture
VIPARSPECTRA P4000 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID
$358.89

VIPARSPECTRA P4000 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID picture
VIPARSPECTRA P4000 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID
$358.89

Updayday UP-2500R LED Plant Grow Light Full Spectrum Indoor Lamps with... Red picture
Updayday UP-2500R LED Plant Grow Light Full Spectrum Indoor Lamps with... Red
$356.99

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