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Hydroponic Convesion Lights Bulbs and Lamps

HPS ballast lamps are designed to only operate HPS lamps and Metal Halide core & coil ballast were designed to only operate Metal Halide lamps.

Conversion lamps give you the ability to operate a HPS lamp on a Metal Halide ballast and an Metal Halide lamp on an HPS ballast. While these are used much anywhere due the popularity of LED and CFL lamps, we'll list some here to get you started if you decide to try some out.

Perhaps the best option in HID lighting is to make sure that your fixture and your Ballast can handle either HPS or MH bulbs. The best way to do this is with conversion bulbs. For example, if you have an MH system, you can use compatible HPS conversion bulbs. With this type of system, you can take advantage of the best aspects of both types of HID lighting. You can use MH during the vegetative phases of growth, and switch over to HPS during the budding, flowering and fruiting stages. While this approach may give the highest yeilds, perfectly acceptable results can be achieved with either bulb type by itself.

Regardless of which system you choose, there are a few rules of thumb that apply to wattage requirements that hold true for all of them. In general, 25 watts per square foot is considered a minimum, with 30-50 watts preferred. It is important not to go way overboard on your wattage. While your growing space can’t be too light, it can be too hot! It is also important to keep your high enough above your plants; a 175 watt light should be kept at least 12” above the tops of your plants while a 600 watt light should be kept at least 24” above the tops of plants. A simple test is to place your hand under the light at plant height. If you can’t take the heat from the lamp, your plants can’t take it either and you need to raise your fixture a bit.

While technologies are emerging which will undoubtedly unseat HID as the best option for indoor growing, for the moment it remains so. HID systems have the good spectral coverage, and the best light intensity. Their attributes make them well suited for a wide range of crops. Used in conjunction with each other, HPS and MH lighting can maximize growth and yeilds through the stages of a plants life.

 

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Prism Lighting Science - Ceramic 315W CMH Light Conversion Kit + Lamp Choice picture

Prism Lighting Science - Ceramic 315W CMH Light Conversion Kit + Lamp Choice

$156.63



HORTILUX BULB 400 W MH CONVERSION M400LU / HTL Qty 1 NEW r4 (AD8) picture

HORTILUX BULB 400 W MH CONVERSION M400LU / HTL Qty 1 NEW r4 (AD8)

$59.37



Ushio HiLux Gro MH Blue 600w Metal Halide Hortilux Light Lamp Bulb picture

Ushio HiLux Gro MH Blue 600w Metal Halide Hortilux Light Lamp Bulb

$49.99



Fish Tank Aquarium 3174GPH 24V DC Water Pump Submersible&External W/ Controller picture

Fish Tank Aquarium 3174GPH 24V DC Water Pump Submersible&External W/ Controller

$139.98



Ushio MH Conversion Blue Lamp - 400 Watt picture

Ushio MH Conversion Blue Lamp - 400 Watt

$55.99



600W E39 Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp Narva Nachroma, Premium German Made picture

600W E39 Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp Narva Nachroma, Premium German Made

$28.99



1-Pack 600W MH Conversion Grow Light Bulb Lamp CCT4200K 60000 Lumens picture

1-Pack 600W MH Conversion Grow Light Bulb Lamp CCT4200K 60000 Lumens

$12.99



Spectre 240V to 120V Plug Adapter - power cord 240 120 volt conversion adaptor picture

Spectre 240V to 120V Plug Adapter - power cord 240 120 volt conversion adaptor

$8.99



Hortilux MH - HPS Conversion Grow Lamp 940W High Performance Full Spectrum Light picture

Hortilux MH - HPS Conversion Grow Lamp 940W High Performance Full Spectrum Light

$35.00



400W  Metal Halide Grow Lamp  E39 HPS Conversion Bulb picture

400W Metal Halide Grow Lamp E39 HPS Conversion Bulb

$10.95



Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion Kit  #0197612 picture

Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion Kit #0197612

$5.99



SunBlaster SL0900825 48 Inch 42 Watt 6400K T5LED Conversion Lamp Tube, White picture

SunBlaster SL0900825 48 Inch 42 Watt 6400K T5LED Conversion Lamp Tube, White

$43.79



Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion for 1/2in Collar to fit 3/4in 0197612  picture

Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion for 1/2in Collar to fit 3/4in 0197612

$5.94



grow light hood picture

grow light hood

$220.00



Baddass 600 Watt Metal Halide MH Conversion Grow Light-Blue Diamond (Vegetative) picture

Baddass 600 Watt Metal Halide MH Conversion Grow Light-Blue Diamond (Vegetative)

$43.99



Eye Hortilux Metal Ace Conversion (HPS to MH) Bulb, 1000W picture

Eye Hortilux Metal Ace Conversion (HPS to MH) Bulb, 1000W

$48.40



2 Pack XtraSun LAMP 600Watt 7200K Conversion picture

2 Pack XtraSun LAMP 600Watt 7200K Conversion

$80.00



Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion for 1/2in Collar to fit 3/4in 0197612  picture

Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion for 1/2in Collar to fit 3/4in 0197612

$12.99



CMH GROW LIGHT     1000 Watt  Ceramic Metal-Halide grow Lamp picture

CMH GROW LIGHT 1000 Watt Ceramic Metal-Halide grow Lamp

$85.00



Aquarium Frequency Conversion Water Pump Fish Tank 926GPH Pool Fountain 24V DC picture

Aquarium Frequency Conversion Water Pump Fish Tank 926GPH Pool Fountain 24V DC

$83.98