Thread: HPS v HID
HPS v HID
Ok so let's get some serious feedback on which is a better light source and why. What's the best quality brands that you've tested over the years.
I'm looking at growing in a 90cm x 60cm x 160 tall my hydro guy is of little help but loves my cash lol....
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Re: HPS v HID
hps is hid bro-
high intensity discharge HID..these lamps include metal halide (MH) and high pressure sodium(HPS) as well as (CMH) ceramic Metal Halide-
most places dont carry CMH-
just MH and HPS but they are both high intensity discharge lamps-
if your looking for a good little setup get a 600w digital ballast..get a quantum the first time around and you will love it!
digital ballast can run both hps and mh bulbs and cover your small tent really good-
i rec air cooled or cool tube reflector with that ballast-
your metal halides are your veg lighting and spectrum of about 4000K to 6500 kelvin-
your HPS or high pressure sodium lamps are best used for the flowering cycle and have a kelvin spectrum range of about 2700-3500 k
you can use an hps for both veg and flower, but a mh is not so great for flowering unless combined with hps..much like you would cfls or an led- it acts better as spectrum lighting when flowering-
Thanks Bigsky, I am purchasing now.
I would rather spend a few extra bucks on quality than go cheap and spend against I thank you for your advice.
God that makes me feel dumb!
How do I delete a blonde moment?
Re: HPS v HID
you cant muhahaha!
its not a stupid question bro-
there are no stupid questions.... only stupid people who never ask questions lol
we all have to start somewhere- most folks now days use cfls and graduate up the scale-
dont let anything stop you from asking whats on your mind man-
shit the best way to learn, is to fuck up, ask questions and make mistakes alot! more mistakes! the more lessons learned in the end-
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