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Max

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An accquaintance agreed to sell me his 400W HPS. He wasn't trying to rip me off, but he is a little scatterbrained, so he got confused about what kind of lamp it actually was. It's a 400W MH and he threw in a MH bulb and an Agro Sun bulb.

Can I get away with using the Agro Sun on 12/12 during flowering instead of a true HPS? Or, do I need to pony up for an HPS conversion bulb?

It's a lot hotter than I realized it would be. Looks like I'll have to follow GG's advice about ventilation.

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Max
 

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Max, I seen people vegg and flower with mh before. I am sure you can use that, but I can't tell you what kind of results you will get. What color temperature is that bulb?
 

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The Agrosun bulb is 2100K and around 40,000 lumens.

It's a 360W EYE Sunlux Ultra Ace Retrofit HPS Lamp. There's a little sticker on the bulb box that says "HPS conversion", but the tiny print on the bulb reads "AGROSUN - Agricultural Spectrum". I'm beginning to think that this actually IS an HPS conversion bulb, but I'm getting confused by the "Agrosun" description. A true HPS probably wouldn't be as high as 40,000 lumens though...

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Max, if it's 2100k, then thats what type of color temp hps has, so your fine use it. I have a 400watt hps that puts out 55,000k lumens. Is that the bulb you have?
 

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Cool. Thanks a lot.

No, that's not the exact one. Here' are some pictures of the box and bulb. Think maybe the bulb got switched into the wrong box? Kinda confused.

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Use it.
You'll be stoked with the results.
Ask him how old the bulb is. They need to be replaced every year.
 

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Thanks, Ganja. The bulb was used for nine weeks, non-stop. Yeah, I'll go ahead and use it. Very curious to see how long it will take for my plant to respond.
 

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Give them an oppurtunity to adjust to the increased light intensity before getting them real close MAX. Move them a bit closer day by day.
 

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Okay, Hick. Thanks again. For now, 20" seems fine. Maybe 19" tomorrow.
 

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