Halogen lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 8ishop, May 16, 2010.

  1. With all the types of lights that get used in growing, why are halogens never listed or used? What would be the pros and cons to a halogen 300w T-type bulb? How would they compare to other types such an CFL, MH, and HPS? I have no idea what the lumen output of the 300w T-Types are but I got one in my living room in a verticle lamp and it is incredibly bright. It's also very hot also.

    Would it just be a stupid bulb to use? Im kinda thinking it's a junk light in every way. I think it puts out 5000 lumens. Doesn't a 250w HPS put out around 28000 Lumen? I dont know if halogen is actually worth using as a light but it does look to be a waste of electric. Would this only be like using a high watt incandescent? Thanx

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  2. Yep. You are correct. Halogens are sh*t. Most of their energy is given off in heat rather than light. Also the spectrem is mostly yellows and oranges. Not much useful blue or reds. Even if they had any amount of lumens you could never get em close enough to be useful. Cfl's are good to keep cost and heat down. Hps good for yields. Mh to grow and keep em short. Just my thoughts.
     
  3. Yep, halogen = too hot, wrong spectrum.
     
  4. not to mention home depot special my mom had one under a halogen flowering with cfls it looks ok and producing trichrmes but i replaced it with one of my extra 600s when she wasnt home as a suprise i thought she was gonna kill the plant i gave her:(
     

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