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Hydroponic Convesion Lights Bulbs and Lamps

HPS ballast lamps are designed to only operate HPS lamps and Metal Halide core & coil ballast were designed to only operate Metal Halide lamps.

Conversion lamps give you the ability to operate a HPS lamp on a Metal Halide ballast and an Metal Halide lamp on an HPS ballast. While these are used much anywhere due the popularity of LED and CFL lamps, we'll list some here to get you started if you decide to try some out.

Perhaps the best option in HID lighting is to make sure that your fixture and your Ballast can handle either HPS or MH bulbs. The best way to do this is with conversion bulbs. For example, if you have an MH system, you can use compatible HPS conversion bulbs. With this type of system, you can take advantage of the best aspects of both types of HID lighting. You can use MH during the vegetative phases of growth, and switch over to HPS during the budding, flowering and fruiting stages. While this approach may give the highest yeilds, perfectly acceptable results can be achieved with either bulb type by itself.

Regardless of which system you choose, there are a few rules of thumb that apply to wattage requirements that hold true for all of them. In general, 25 watts per square foot is considered a minimum, with 30-50 watts preferred. It is important not to go way overboard on your wattage. While your growing space can’t be too light, it can be too hot! It is also important to keep your high enough above your plants; a 175 watt light should be kept at least 12” above the tops of your plants while a 600 watt light should be kept at least 24” above the tops of plants. A simple test is to place your hand under the light at plant height. If you can’t take the heat from the lamp, your plants can’t take it either and you need to raise your fixture a bit.

While technologies are emerging which will undoubtedly unseat HID as the best option for indoor growing, for the moment it remains so. HID systems have the good spectral coverage, and the best light intensity. Their attributes make them well suited for a wide range of crops. Used in conjunction with each other, HPS and MH lighting can maximize growth and yeilds through the stages of a plants life.

 

400 watt CMH conversion bulb, Philips picture
400 watt CMH conversion bulb, Philips
$99.0

NEW Ushio US5001675 Conversion Lamp 600 watt Opti Blue  picture
NEW Ushio US5001675 Conversion Lamp 600 watt Opti Blue
$98.98

Ushio US5001673 Conversion Lamp 1000-watt Opti Blue picture
Ushio US5001673 Conversion Lamp 1000-watt Opti Blue
$96.26

600 Watts MH Conversion Lamps 600w - Hydroponics Grow Bulbs Metal Halide picture
600 Watts MH Conversion Lamps 600w - Hydroponics Grow Bulbs Metal Halide
$89.99

Sentinel VCG6 LP to NG Conversion Kit - natural gas propane co2 generator picture
Sentinel VCG6 LP to NG Conversion Kit - natural gas propane co2 generator
$89.99

SUNMASTER 600 watt HPS MH Conversion Bulb Metal Halide Super Hydroponics 600w w picture
SUNMASTER 600 watt HPS MH Conversion Bulb Metal Halide Super Hydroponics 600w w
$89.45

Ushio US5001673 Conversion Lamp, 1000-watt, Opti Blue picture
Ushio US5001673 Conversion Lamp, 1000-watt, Opti Blue
$87.78

Ushio US5001675 Conversion Lamp, 600-watt, Opti Blue picture
Ushio US5001675 Conversion Lamp, 600-watt, Opti Blue
$87.14

Ushio Bulb HPS/MH 400W Conversion picture
Ushio Bulb HPS/MH 400W Conversion
$82.75

Ultra Sun MH 1000 Conversion picture
Ultra Sun MH 1000 Conversion
$80.54

Ultra Sun MH 600 Conversion picture
Ultra Sun MH 600 Conversion
$80.54

Hilux Gro AMH-1000/Opti-Blue/E39/T25 Conversion Metal halide lamp USHIO  picture
Hilux Gro AMH-1000/Opti-Blue/E39/T25 Conversion Metal halide lamp USHIO
$80.0

Hortilux Metal Ace Conversion (HPS to Metal Halide) Lamp, 400W picture
Hortilux Metal Ace Conversion (HPS to Metal Halide) Lamp, 400W
$79.99

Sunmaster MH Conversion (HPS to MH) (5K) BT37, 1000W picture
Sunmaster MH Conversion (HPS to MH) (5K) BT37, 1000W
$78.32

Ultra Sun MH Conversion Lamps - hydroponic grow bulbs veg metal halide picture
Ultra Sun MH Conversion Lamps - hydroponic grow bulbs veg metal halide
$77.0

600 Watts MH Conversion Lamps 600w - Hydroponics Grow Bulbs Metal Halide picture
600 Watts MH Conversion Lamps 600w - Hydroponics Grow Bulbs Metal Halide
$76.99

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