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Best light ever made!!!!!


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I'm a first-time grower starting off on budget. I thought I would share my idea. I got the light on craigslist for $20 with the bulb. It takes HPS or MP.
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Best light or perhaps cheapest :)?

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Nice one mate.

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Lol... Prob right. I'm not sure what light it is. I have to buy the bulbs yet. Any thing that u would recommend. 400w HPS OR 450 MP. It has a really big end pice. Thanks.

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The fixture itself looks like a MH high bay.

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I would not call it best . It is outdated ( ballast) , it will create heat problems unless you grow in the relatively big grow space with grate ventilation .... And do you really think that people who pay few hundred dollars for quality lights are idiots? Honestly this light is nothing but creative ( I have to admit ) piece of junk . P.s. I just do not see anything BEST about it .

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Its "best" because the OP spent very little, used a little ingenuity, and came up with something that will enable him/her to grow. What's best for you is not always best for everyone...

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Edited by Wharfrat74, 20 May 2012 - 01:51 PM.


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Wow, we seem to have some cranky people on here that can't give credit where it is due.

YOU GOT A GREAT DEAL! OK?

Now, what you seem to have purchased is several 400W Metal Halide ballasts with the mogul sockets. Not a bad deal for $20 bucks! I believe the ballasts to be MH for in your picture of the ballast with the back off, I can see a capacitor but no starter. If there is no starter in the ballast you will not be able to run an HPS bulb. You, may be able to add a starter to some of your ballasts or switch it in to be able to run HPS bulbs.

As you stated you were going to add some cord I assume you are going to place your ballasts outside your GR so that will help with heat. You may have some heat issues with non-vented lighting - if so - I bet you could come up with some modifications so you could vent your made up hood.

Lastly - congrats man! I always make my stuff when I can or buy it used when it is cheaper that way. Don't listen to the bleats of the sheep who only think you can grow with the "best" expensive stuff.

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Well.considering he still has to buy bulbs its not that cheap. I got a 400w air cooled system with both mh and hps.bulb.for 150 on amazon, i know its not the best quality but its sure as hell better than that. After the cost of bulbs he will be at the same price point.

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A 400W ballast and cord set is pretty much a 400W ballast and cord set to a plant. Doesn't matter if it is a digital or magnetic driving it. In addition, I would be willing to bet that the components of his ballast, although used, are of better quality that the 150 unit bought on Ebay. I repair ballasts and you can get all kinds of different quality components for them. High bay equipment like the OP has is normally very high quality.

OK, that is not EXACTLY true, but close enough for argument.

It look like that bulb in the picture could be a MH, did those come with the fixtures?

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hurtilux for $30? really? where in so cal?

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hurtilux for $30? really? where in so cal?


I think he meant they were that price used. Same here in CO.




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