Just curious wether or not a 1000 w HPS light will cause heat problems in a 8' x 2' x 8' closet?
I am leaning towards 1000w to cover all the area, and like everyone else, maximize yield. I live in the midwest, and the average temp outside will probably be about 40 degrees, so i was thinking that maybe it will be alright?
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1000 watt HPS too hot for closet?
Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:28 PM
Yup, especially if it's not vented. Vented and exhausted with proper air flow and you may get away with it but it's not necessary. 1000w is good for a 12x12 area, get 2 400's and you'll get better coverage unless you plan to put the 1000 on a slide rail.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:43 PM
yeah I forgot to mention that I would have put it on a slide rail. I had just read in a few places that even with two 400w HPS lights I wont yield as much as I could with 1000w. What about 1 600w on a rail or just 2 600w?
Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:47 PM
A single 400 will do it if it's on rail. You could use the 600, but it's overkill and you'll have more heat. A 400 covers a 4x4 area. On a rail, you're aiming at a 2' area. 400 is plenty.
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