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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.

 

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
$357.89

Digilux DX600HPS 600 Watt HPS HID Sodium Digital Ballast Grow Light Bulb, 6 Pack picture
Digilux DX600HPS 600 Watt HPS HID Sodium Digital Ballast Grow Light Bulb, 6 Pack
$351.99

Autopilot HID Controller picture
Autopilot HID Controller
$350.0

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
$337.99

VIPARSPECTRA P2000 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID picture
VIPARSPECTRA P2000 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID
$335.89

Digilux DX1000 1000 Watt HPS HID Sodium Digital Ballast Grow Lamp Light Bulb (4) picture
Digilux DX1000 1000 Watt HPS HID Sodium Digital Ballast Grow Lamp Light Bulb (4)
$332.99

LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Vegetable Flower Replace HPS HID USA Stock picture
LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Vegetable Flower Replace HPS HID USA Stock
$332.0

Gavita Pro Remote Electronic Grow Light 1000w DE HPS/MH 220v-240v Double Ended picture
Gavita Pro Remote Electronic Grow Light 1000w DE HPS/MH 220v-240v Double Ended
$329.95

DLC Lighting Controller 16 Outlet 240V Dual Triggers Light Commercial HID Switch picture
DLC Lighting Controller 16 Outlet 240V Dual Triggers Light Commercial HID Switch
$325.0

Commercial Hydrofarm High Pressure Sodium Lights then some found In Storage Unit picture
Commercial Hydrofarm High Pressure Sodium Lights then some found In Storage Unit
$325.0

MarsHydro TS 1000W 2000W 3000W  LED Grow Light Indoor Veg Flower Replace HPS HID picture
MarsHydro TS 1000W 2000W 3000W LED Grow Light Indoor Veg Flower Replace HPS HID
$299.99

AgroLux ALF1000-240V-277V 1000W HPS Double Ended DE Greenhouse Grow Light  picture
AgroLux ALF1000-240V-277V 1000W HPS Double Ended DE Greenhouse Grow Light 
$299.0

45 watt - LED HID Replacement; 4000K; Mogul extended base; 100-277 volts picture
45 watt - LED HID Replacement; 4000K; Mogul extended base; 100-277 volts
$295.59

VIPARSPECTRA P1500 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID picture
VIPARSPECTRA P1500 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID
$290.89

Satco S9673 45W  LED HID 4000K Mogul extended base 100-277V  ( 8 bulbs ) picture
Satco S9673 45W LED HID 4000K Mogul extended base 100-277V ( 8 bulbs )
$287.99

HID Lamp Ballast Transformer With 44
HID Lamp Ballast Transformer With 44" Light Reflector With Bulb Socket
$280.0

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