HPS 1000

gwheels

Hobby Farmer
What is the best bulb in your opinion ?

I am going to run my 1000 until spring and the bulb has about 500 hours on it so i have time but if i see a sale i will grab a spare.

This is solely used for bloom.
 

sfrigon1

Seed Aficionado
Site Supporter
What is the best bulb in your opinion ?

I am going to run my 1000 until spring and the bulb has about 500 hours on it so i have time but if i see a sale i will grab a spare.

This is solely used for bloom.
I'd say overall it's a 600hps. They are all around great . Of the hps bulbs I believe they are most efficient too. Not sure if that what u were asking. As soon as it's a bit cooler I'm turning it down to 400, and turning the boards on as well .
 

gwheels

Hobby Farmer
What bulb would YOU put on your 1000 watt ballast ?

Phillips...ushihio etc

100% for bloom and thats it. Currently running at 600 watts but when that cold air starts blowing its going 1000. I am going to light up 2k watts in bloom to see what it does to my buds.

For personal use...yeah i have a problem...i have to crush shit and i have not be crushing the grow lately..but its tipped the point and the buds are firm as a glass jars now...getting there.
 

gwheels

Hobby Farmer
That is what i have now. A hortilux 1k.

The heat...well that is not true unless you have an open hood. I think i love it.

Reverse engineering at its finest...HPS is my new back room light...with a side of 3k boards to cover 6 x 5
 

Hust17

PICK YOUR OWN
Site Supporter
Sounds perfect for that size bloom room!! Is there a reason you’re thinking of switching or just eyeing options with your bulb getting older?
 

gwheels

Hobby Farmer
I have inventory...for when things need replacing.

a life of managing production in a steel mill...it is how i am wired.
 

sfrigon1

Seed Aficionado
Site Supporter
What bulb would YOU put on your 1000 watt ballast ?

Phillips...ushihio etc

100% for bloom and thats it. Currently running at 600 watts but when that cold air starts blowing its going 1000. I am going to light up 2k watts in bloom to see what it does to my buds.

For personal use...yeah i have a problem...i have to crush shit and i have not be crushing the grow lately..but its tipped the point and the buds are firm as a glass jars now...getting there.
My bad , the hortilux is solid. Heard great things about ushio .
 

sfrigon1

Seed Aficionado
Site Supporter
I have inventory...for when things need replacing.

a life of managing production in a steel mill...it is how i am wired.
I am same way , gotta have backups 🤙. Also they stop making certain things too and that's when I really wished I'd grabbed a spare or two . I'm still using the vivo sun they came with . Can't wait to see those buds g!!
 

gwheels

Hobby Farmer
As i grow i understand it all better.

Anyone that would trash an HPS light as if theirs is superior....well if you dont care about the power bill they are wrong.

There is no replacement for displacement.

I said i never won anything somewhere but that is not true...I won this HPS 1000 with ballast in a raffle at IndoorFarmer in Waterloo Ontario...the best damned hydro shop in Ontario!!!

I would probably have never used one otherwise but you can not deny the rock hard buds...the density...the power blasting at your puny inverse laws.
 

sfrigon1

Seed Aficionado
Site Supporter
As i grow i understand it all better.

Anyone that would trash an HPS light as if theirs is superior....well if you dont care about the power bill they are wrong.

There is no replacement for displacement.

I said i never won anything somewhere but that is not true...I won this HPS 1000 with ballast in a raffle at IndoorFarmer in Waterloo Ontario...the best damned hydro shop in Ontario!!!

I would probably have never used one otherwise but you can not deny the rock hard buds...the density...the power blasting at your puny inverse laws.
Hell yeah g!!!! đź‘Ś
 

Mr Blamo

Old Timer
Ive used a lot of different hps bulbs over the years.
My favorite one to use is
SUNMASTER SL.1000W.U25 2.1K YELLOW BLOSSOM
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SUNMASTER High Output HPS Lamps are High Pressure Sodium lamps designed to deliver 10% more light than standard HPS lamps. This extremely energy-efficient plant grow lamp provides more energy which is essential for optimized photosynthetic response. The Sunmaster Super HPS is the highest output HPS bulb available providing much higher Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) for plant photosynthesis. See our complete line of 600W HPS lamp models.
Sunmaster High Output High Pressure Sodium Lamps Feature:
  • Super high output lamp technology
  • Optimized spectrum, distribution pattern, lumen output and illumination
  • Reliable operation throughout the growth cycle
  • Highest quality and consistent performance
Having the proper amount, and spectrum of light is imperative to ensure that you have the healthiest, most successful and succulent crop. This high intensity discharge (HID) bulb produces red spectrum light that is vital to a plant during their flowering or fruiting stage.
SunMaster uses cutting-edge technology to produce highly efficient, and energy saving grow lights that deliver unmatched performance for growers at an affordable price. This SunMaster Super HID product has an extensive life of up to 19,000 hours. Performance, and durability of these bulbs can always be optimized by using the right HID ballasts.
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Package Dimensions: 15.4L x 3.4W x 3.4H
Max. Wattage: 1000
Base Type: Mogul (E39)
HID Type: Sodium
Initial Lumens: 150,000
Warranty: 1 Year
Bulb Orientation: Universal
Bulb Shape: T25
Average Rated Life Hours: 24,000
 

gwheels

Hobby Farmer
An air cooled oversized hood really does take the heat out. I am running more watts than with the boards i had back there and the temp is the same.

Without it i probably couldnt run the light.
 
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