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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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Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion Kit  #0197612 picture

Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion Kit #0197612

$5.99



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

$9.99



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



SUNPACK T5HO LED Conversion Lamp Bulb, White, 24

SUNPACK T5HO LED Conversion Lamp Bulb, White, 24"

$33.96



SUNPACK T5HO LED Conversion Lamp Bulb, White, 36

SUNPACK T5HO LED Conversion Lamp Bulb, White, 36"

$30.10



OptiLume  Metal Halide Conversion Lamp New Sealed  Bought From Feed Store 600WTT picture

OptiLume Metal Halide Conversion Lamp New Sealed Bought From Feed Store 600WTT

$45.00



Plantmax MH Conversion Grow Lamps Bulbs - veg metal halide hps ballast picture

Plantmax MH Conversion Grow Lamps Bulbs - veg metal halide hps ballast

$19.95



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)

$54.95



400W E39 Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp Narva Nachroma, Premium German Made picture

400W E39 Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp Narva Nachroma, Premium German Made

$21.99



Ultra Sun MH 600W Conversion picture

Ultra Sun MH 600W Conversion

$85.00



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

$15.00



Ushio HiLux Gro Lamp Bulb AMH-1000 Watt Opti Blue Bulb Conversion Metal Halide picture

Ushio HiLux Gro Lamp Bulb AMH-1000 Watt Opti Blue Bulb Conversion Metal Halide

$77.43



Grow Light-Yield Lab 1000w 6

Grow Light-Yield Lab 1000w 6" Cool Hood Reflector with Nanolux Ballast & Bulbs

$129.99



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

$39.99



Ushio HiLux Gro MH Blue 600w Metal Halide Hortilux Light Lamp Bulb. Box of 6 picture

Ushio HiLux Gro MH Blue 600w Metal Halide Hortilux Light Lamp Bulb. Box of 6

$240.00



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



Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion Kit  #0197612 picture

Harbor Breeze Downrod Conversion Kit #0197612

$11.00



EYE Hortilux 400 Watt Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp picture

EYE Hortilux 400 Watt Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp

$58.09



Indoor Hydroponic Grow Light And Electronic Ballast And Accessories picture

Indoor Hydroponic Grow Light And Electronic Ballast And Accessories

$75.00