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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.

 

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VIVOSUN 315W 3000K Ceramic Metal Halide Grow Light Bulb  Lamp for Flowerring picture

VIVOSUN 315W 3000K Ceramic Metal Halide Grow Light Bulb Lamp for Flowerring

$46.54



PH-1000 LED Grow Lights Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg Flower HPS HID picture

PH-1000 LED Grow Lights Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg Flower HPS HID

$129.99



1800W LED Grow Lights for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID picture

1800W LED Grow Lights for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID

$35.62



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

$278.89



Apollo Horticulture 400w 600w 1000w Watt MH HPS Grow Light Bulb HID Lamp picture

Apollo Horticulture 400w 600w 1000w Watt MH HPS Grow Light Bulb HID Lamp

$12.99



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

$88.89



VIVOSUN 400w 600w 1000w Watt Bloom HPS Grow Light Bulb Ballast HID Lamp 2100K picture

VIVOSUN 400w 600w 1000w Watt Bloom HPS Grow Light Bulb Ballast HID Lamp 2100K

$18.99



iPower 400W 600W 1000W HPS High Pressure Sodium MH Grow Light Bulb Lamp picture

iPower 400W 600W 1000W HPS High Pressure Sodium MH Grow Light Bulb Lamp

$30.35



HID hydroponic Master Light Controller Box 240V/120V 50A w/8 Outlet & Timer picture

HID hydroponic Master Light Controller Box 240V/120V 50A w/8 Outlet & Timer

$110.00



Mars Hydro SP 150  LED Grow Light Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants HPS HID picture

Mars Hydro SP 150 LED Grow Light Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants HPS HID

$139.99



Eye Hortilux Blue Daylight 1000W MH Metal Halide -Grow Light Lamp Bulb watts picture

Eye Hortilux Blue Daylight 1000W MH Metal Halide -Grow Light Lamp Bulb watts

$162.95



Topo Light HID LRC-4P 4 Site 120/240V Light Controller Bonsai Shears Grow Light picture

Topo Light HID LRC-4P 4 Site 120/240V Light Controller Bonsai Shears Grow Light

$60.00



Philips Master Color Elite MW CDM 315W 4200K - CMH Lamp Bulb picture

Philips Master Color Elite MW CDM 315W 4200K - CMH Lamp Bulb

$86.97



PH-1000 LED Grow Lights Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg Flower HPS HID picture

PH-1000 LED Grow Lights Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg Flower HPS HID

$199.96



iPower 1000 Watt High Pressure Sodium HPS Grow Light Bulb Lamp 1-6 PACK picture

iPower 1000 Watt High Pressure Sodium HPS Grow Light Bulb Lamp 1-6 PACK

$25.99



Advanced 400w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics picture

Advanced 400w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics

$22.35



2000W LED Plant Growing Lamp plant lighting Replace HPS HID for Indoor Plants SE picture

2000W LED Plant Growing Lamp plant lighting Replace HPS HID for Indoor Plants SE

$29.99



VIVOSUN 1000 Watt HPS MH Digital Dimmable Grow Light System Kits Air Cooled Set picture

VIVOSUN 1000 Watt HPS MH Digital Dimmable Grow Light System Kits Air Cooled Set

$189.95



Sentinel HID-2 Light & Temperature Controller for Grow Lights picture

Sentinel HID-2 Light & Temperature Controller for Grow Lights

$100.00



Advanced 1000w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics picture

Advanced 1000w Super HPS (High Pressure Sodium) Grow Light Bulb HID Hydroponics

$45.35