500Watt Halogen, good ro bad?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by CSn0w, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. so i just bought a 500watt Halogen Light, think that'll be sufficient for 4 plants?
  2. As far as I know, halogen is no good for growing.
  3. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, i just did a ton of research T_T well there wnt $25 down the drain :b
  4. Halogen is the wrong spectrum and it produces a SHIT TON of heat. Like... I've accidentally lit things on fire before using it to work on my car >.<

  5. LOL, yeah, i turned it on and was like "hmmm, this is pretty fucking hot" i might've reacted differently if iw asnt blitzed out of my mind right now,
  6. [​IMG]
    Hmmmm.... plant light... You're doing it wrong...

  7. awful! dont use it. halogen light will ownnnnn your plant
  8. What kind of research told you that halogen would be OK?

    Universally known, as expressed in this thread, is that halogens run way too hot and produce wrong spectrum for growing.

  9. no one had told me it was horrid, i knew about HPS, and MIH, and Floro, but i havent head anyone say Halogen was wrong, it was a noob mistake :b snd somewhat of an impulse buy.
  10. Search the word "halogen" right here on GC and the first threads that pop up definitely say don't use halogen. I understand newbie mistake, I'm sorry you took a wrong turn there, I'm just saying that the research you referred to really should have shown straight away that halogen is no good.

    I hope you can return it or find another use for it.
  11. i'll probably return it and buy the supplies to make my own HPS, which if i need help with, i have an electrician next door.

    but if i cant.

    is there anyway to change the spectrums? lol like Red Saran Wrap over the front of the Reflector?
  12. #12 plsfoldthx, Sep 26, 2010
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    yeah but if people are saying HPS, MIH, and Flouro are ok you can deduce that there are lights that are NOT ok (because why else would people be asking) hmmm well what other lights are there?

    halogens and incandescents
    maybe those are the ones that are NOT ok.

    you got owned for being stupid.

    and seriously? red saran wrap? even if that did work, that halogen would melt that shit in seconds along with your face.

    and when you went to buy your halogens, im sure they had an aisle dedicated to fluorescent lights... why teh fuck didnt u just get those if u knew it was ok

    please do your research the last thing u need to be doing is smoking weed

  13. troll more? i used to like this city, now it's just trolls that moved from youtube. and yes i admit i made a mistake, and i have Floros, 2 sets actually, but i was looking for something different for flowering.
  14. im sorry big test on monday and im just taking my frustration out of u


  15. it's chill, i know that feeling.
  16. At least it was only a $25 mistake...no biggie. If you have an electrician as a friend, have him build you a ballast. Advancedtechlighting.com has the kits for around $50, you'll need to mount it and house it like a traditional ballast, which can be crafted out of 2 metal meatloaf pans. It's relatively easy if you can't afford one off the shelf..:smoke:
  17. Nope.

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