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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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PlantMax Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp 1000 Watt ~ 1 Bulb picture

PlantMax Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp 1000 Watt ~ 1 Bulb

$42.99



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

$39.99



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

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

$78.99



VIVOSUN 2 Pack Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad  picture

VIVOSUN 2 Pack Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad

$34.99



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

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

$21.00



400 watt Duro-Test OPTIMARC full SPECTRUM LIGHT BULB 914 conversion retrofit new picture

400 watt Duro-Test OPTIMARC full SPECTRUM LIGHT BULB 914 conversion retrofit new

$575.50



RedRock Rockwool 6

RedRock Rockwool 6" PRO Grow Block for Hydroponics + Twin Canaries Chart

$19.99



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



Click and Grow to AeroGarden Pod Conversation Set picture

Click and Grow to AeroGarden Pod Conversation Set

$9.99



Click and Grow to Net Pot Conversation Set picture

Click and Grow to Net Pot Conversation Set

$9.99



Eye Hortilux HX66770 Heavy RED Spectrum Warm White Lamp Light, 600 Watts, 2500K picture

Eye Hortilux HX66770 Heavy RED Spectrum Warm White Lamp Light, 600 Watts, 2500K

$72.99



Grow Hood Reflector HydroFarm Reflector indoor Growing Hydroponics picture

Grow Hood Reflector HydroFarm Reflector indoor Growing Hydroponics

$100.00



WHITE-ACE 400W Metal Halide MH Conversion Lamp  picture

WHITE-ACE 400W Metal Halide MH Conversion Lamp

$14.99



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

$48.99



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

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

$20.95



1000W E39 Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp Narva Nachroma, Premium German Made picture

1000W E39 Metal Halide Conversion Grow Lamp Narva Nachroma, Premium German Made

$59.99



New 600W SolarMax MH Conversion Vegetative Lamp Discreet Shipping picture

New 600W SolarMax MH Conversion Vegetative Lamp Discreet Shipping

$40.00



Indoor Grow Light Reflector 250W 400W 600W 1000W Grow Light Hood Reflector picture

Indoor Grow Light Reflector 250W 400W 600W 1000W Grow Light Hood Reflector

$39.99



Lumii Hydrofarm 6

Lumii Hydrofarm 6" Vented Grow Light Reflector Hood 1000W w/ Glass LOCAL PICKUP

$39.99



VIVOSUN 2-Pack 600W MH Conversion Grow Light Bulb Lamp CCT4200K 60000 Lumens picture

VIVOSUN 2-Pack 600W MH Conversion Grow Light Bulb Lamp CCT4200K 60000 Lumens

$52.91