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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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Indoor Grow Light Reflector, Wing Style Hood Reflector, 4 PACK picture

Indoor Grow Light Reflector, Wing Style Hood Reflector, 4 PACK

$20.00



Phantom Low Profile, DE Open Commercial Lighting System, 1000W, 120/240V picture

Phantom Low Profile, DE Open Commercial Lighting System, 1000W, 120/240V

$179.50



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



Philips Master Color CDM Lamp 315 Watt Elite MW, 4200K (Blue) picture

Philips Master Color CDM Lamp 315 Watt Elite MW, 4200K (Blue)

$108.10



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

$25.99



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

$32.99



Hydrofarm XTB1000 1000W Xtrasun 2000K High Pressure Sodium Grow Light Bulb picture

Hydrofarm XTB1000 1000W Xtrasun 2000K High Pressure Sodium Grow Light Bulb

$23.96



GROW LIGHT- COMPLETE KIT 150 250 400 watt BALLAST + REFLECTOR HOOD + GROW BULB  picture

GROW LIGHT- COMPLETE KIT 150 250 400 watt BALLAST + REFLECTOR HOOD + GROW BULB

$119.95



Kind LED K3 Series 2 XL600 288W 600W HID Equiv Indoor Full Spectrum  (LP1097355) picture

Kind LED K3 Series 2 XL600 288W 600W HID Equiv Indoor Full Spectrum (LP1097355)

$349.95



Oppolite DE 1000W Double Ended HPS Grow Light Fixture Kit System w/120V Cord picture

Oppolite DE 1000W Double Ended HPS Grow Light Fixture Kit System w/120V Cord

$37.99



GE Lamps HPS150-3A 86635 Standard HID Igniter; 150 Watt picture

GE Lamps HPS150-3A 86635 Standard HID Igniter; 150 Watt

$17.77



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

$14.99



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

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

$113.99



iPower 600W HPS MH Dimmable Grow Light System Kits Air Cooled Reflector Hood Set picture

iPower 600W HPS MH Dimmable Grow Light System Kits Air Cooled Reflector Hood Set

$173.99



VIVOSUN

VIVOSUN "Butterfly" Double Ended Grow Light Fixture kit for DE HPS MH Bulb

$169.99



iPower 400-1000W HPS/MH Grow Light Bulb Lamp High Pressure Sodium Metal Halide picture

iPower 400-1000W HPS/MH Grow Light Bulb Lamp High Pressure Sodium Metal Halide

$28.99



POWERBOX HID SMART 6/10/20 PROFESSIONAL HID CONTROLLER HYDRO TIMER  picture

POWERBOX HID SMART 6/10/20 PROFESSIONAL HID CONTROLLER HYDRO TIMER

$99.00



Nanolux CMH315W 315-Watt Broad Light Spectrum Ceramic Grow Light Fix (LP1094213) picture

Nanolux CMH315W 315-Watt Broad Light Spectrum Ceramic Grow Light Fix (LP1094213)

$199.99



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



Autopilot 8-Light High Power HID Controller, 8000W (120/240V) 60A X-Plug picture

Autopilot 8-Light High Power HID Controller, 8000W (120/240V) 60A X-Plug

$219.50