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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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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



Yield Lab 1000w Metal Halide (MH) Digital HID Grow Light Bulb 1 Bulb Hydrophonic picture

Yield Lab 1000w Metal Halide (MH) Digital HID Grow Light Bulb 1 Bulb Hydrophonic

$12.99



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

$26.99



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

$279.89



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

$94.89



VIPARSPECTRA P2000 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID picture

VIPARSPECTRA P2000 LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Veg Flower Replace HPS HID

$143.89



VIVOSUN 400w 600w 1000w MH Grow Light Bulb HID Lamp for Ballast 4200K Hydroponic picture

VIVOSUN 400w 600w 1000w MH Grow Light Bulb HID Lamp for Ballast 4200K Hydroponic

$28.49



1500W Led Grow Light Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Replace CMH HPS HID picture

1500W Led Grow Light Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Replace CMH HPS HID

$109.59



600W 1200W 1500W LED Grow Light Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants HPS HID picture

600W 1200W 1500W LED Grow Light Strip Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants HPS HID

$58.89



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

$25.37



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



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



Oppolite 8000W 8-Light HID Master Lighting Relay Controller for Indoor Grow Ligh picture

Oppolite 8000W 8-Light HID Master Lighting Relay Controller for Indoor Grow Ligh

$131.34



600W LED Grow Light Lamp Replace HPS HID Sunlike Full Spectrum Veg Bloom Hydropo picture

600W LED Grow Light Lamp Replace HPS HID Sunlike Full Spectrum Veg Bloom Hydropo

$55.98



Sentinel High Power Hid Grow Light Controller 8000W - 4/8 Trigger Cords picture

Sentinel High Power Hid Grow Light Controller 8000W - 4/8 Trigger Cords

$113.99



Yield Lab 600w MH Digital hid 600 Watt  Metal Halide Veg Grow Light Bulb picture

Yield Lab 600w MH Digital hid 600 Watt Metal Halide Veg Grow Light Bulb

$24.95



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

$98.51



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



VIVOSUN 315W Ceramic Metal Halide CMH/CDM Grow Light Fixture W/ 120/240V Ballast picture

VIVOSUN 315W Ceramic Metal Halide CMH/CDM Grow Light Fixture W/ 120/240V Ballast

$159.79



AUTOPILOT APCL8DX 4/8-Light 8000w High Power HID Grow Light Relay Controller picture

AUTOPILOT APCL8DX 4/8-Light 8000w High Power HID Grow Light Relay Controller

$159.99