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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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NEW LUMAPRO 1XUK5 HID BALLAST KIT, 750 W METAL HALIDE picture

NEW LUMAPRO 1XUK5 HID BALLAST KIT, 750 W METAL HALIDE

$95.00



New Lumapro 1XUK5 HID Ballast Kit, Metal Halide, 750W picture

New Lumapro 1XUK5 HID Ballast Kit, Metal Halide, 750W

$165.00



MLC HID Light Control Box 50 Amp 240V 8000 Watts w/8 Outlet & 24hr Timer Hydropo picture

MLC HID Light Control Box 50 Amp 240V 8000 Watts w/8 Outlet & 24hr Timer Hydropo

$119.99



NEW 400W HPS LIGHT BULB LAMP LU400 GROW LIGHT ET18 MOGUL E39 SYLVANIA HID S51 picture

NEW 400W HPS LIGHT BULB LAMP LU400 GROW LIGHT ET18 MOGUL E39 SYLVANIA HID S51

$18.99



AutoPilot 4 Light Controller APCL4DX  (120/240V) 4000 watt HID Controller picture

AutoPilot 4 Light Controller APCL4DX (120/240V) 4000 watt HID Controller

$49.00



Sunspot Lighwave HID Grow Light Wing Reflector 21x14.5x5.5

Sunspot Lighwave HID Grow Light Wing Reflector 21x14.5x5.5"

$37.99



Lumatek digital 1000w HID ballast picture

Lumatek digital 1000w HID ballast

$48.99



Sun System Lamp Cord With Lamp Socket HID picture

Sun System Lamp Cord With Lamp Socket HID

$16.50



wing reflector for HID grow light 400 to 1000 watt MH or HPS picture

wing reflector for HID grow light 400 to 1000 watt MH or HPS

$30.00



MLC HID Light Control Box 50 Amp 240V 8000 Watts w/ 4 Outlet & 24 hr Timer Hydro picture

MLC HID Light Control Box 50 Amp 240V 8000 Watts w/ 4 Outlet & 24 hr Timer Hydro

$89.99



Oppolite 4000W 4-Light HID Master Lighting Relay Controller for Indoor Grow Ligh picture

Oppolite 4000W 4-Light HID Master Lighting Relay Controller for Indoor Grow Ligh

$81.99



Double-ended Lamp Socket (pack of 10) 1000W HID HPS Grow Light MT-316 Plastic picture

Double-ended Lamp Socket (pack of 10) 1000W HID HPS Grow Light MT-316 Plastic

$19.95



Sun leaves Da Luminaire Series Plant light with power supply & Bulb hydrofarm US picture

Sun leaves Da Luminaire Series Plant light with power supply & Bulb hydrofarm US

$224.99



Philips Master Color CDM-TP MW Crisp White Light 315W Grow Lamp Bulb - T12 Elite picture

Philips Master Color CDM-TP MW Crisp White Light 315W Grow Lamp Bulb - T12 Elite

$45.00



iPower 400 Watt High Pressure Sodium HPS Grow Light Bulb 1/2/4/6-PACK picture

iPower 400 Watt High Pressure Sodium HPS Grow Light Bulb 1/2/4/6-PACK

$13.99



HyPar 315w CMH Ballast by AgroMax | For Use With HID Reflectors & Hoods picture

HyPar 315w CMH Ballast by AgroMax | For Use With HID Reflectors & Hoods

$79.99



TIMER PLUG IN 24 HOUR HEAVY DUTY LUMII high load HID CFL ballast grow light SAVE picture

TIMER PLUG IN 24 HOUR HEAVY DUTY LUMII high load HID CFL ballast grow light SAVE

$12.80



HID 1000W Enhanced Super HPS Grow Light Bulb Lamp Watt High Pressure Sodium Bulb picture

HID 1000W Enhanced Super HPS Grow Light Bulb Lamp Watt High Pressure Sodium Bulb

$34.99



640W/800W Led Grow Lights Veg Bloom Plants Full Spectrum Datachable bar HPS HID picture

640W/800W Led Grow Lights Veg Bloom Plants Full Spectrum Datachable bar HPS HID

$439.98



Titan Controls Helios 8 HID Light 240V Controller Dual Trigger #702677 Grow picture

Titan Controls Helios 8 HID Light 240V Controller Dual Trigger #702677 Grow

$109.99