Final Decision, 250 or 400

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by dirtystall, May 12, 2006.

  1. hello people.

    In your opinion.

    lets say you have a 150-200 $$ budget.
    Either a Cabinet SCROG or a closet SOG

    250watt or 400watt?

    I am planning on harvesting 4 plants at a time grown from water rooted clones.(dirt)
    I must decide soon because i am leaving my current location and would like to make my final online purchase (already bought my K2 nirvana online) at this safe address.

    i will be living in an apartment so please take power usage into consideration.

    Also, i will be buying from inside sun (any light with a white hood) unless anyone has any better idea's

    thanks for the help


    psss once i decide on what light to chose i will take pictures of light/box it came in if anyone would like to see the purchased product.
  2. 400 watt...more for the money,.
  3. ditto.
  4. well i hate to do it guys, but ive been researching and i think the 400 is just out of my budget.

    i think im going to buy the 250watt hps from

    they just looks better and the bulb is rated at 33,000 lumens.
    overall price is cheaper exp with shipping

    I may be dissapointed at first with yeilds but i have a feeling with practice and trial and error i will be able to make the best of this light.

    i will have pictures of this product the day it hits my door


  5. could've gotten a 400watt hps for $90 from

  6. the cheapest i could find with no upgrades was still going to cost around 150 after being shipped.
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    Sorry but you cant get a better deal with both bulbs, switable ballast and quality construction. All i have to say is you get what you pay for, and skimping while growing gets you crap yield.

    I personally would not settle for just a MH or just a HPS both are required for proper growth and flowering.
  8. good choice there, htgsupply, is 5 stars in my book, i got the 400 hps , complete package deal,, delivered to my door for $205.00,, theyre shipping is extremely discreet, , i got the one with the batwing reflector,,,

    they took a money order thru the mail,,, and delivery time was pretty quick.

    damn things kicked ass, since day 1,, the bulbs they come with are good quality,,, they grew these plants [ look at my grow ]]:wave:
  9. In my mind the wattage question comes down to size of grow / space and ability to manage heat. The 400w will give you more bang for the buck but could be more light than you need and can handle -- I know people who have put a 400w in a typical 2x2x4 box and regretted it. Plus, that 400w will cost 60% more in electricity than the 250w.
  10. Whered you see that bro? link would be secksee :)

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