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Moto-Man

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Hey guys 'n gals,

I tried a search on those terms and got no reply... what say you indoor growers?

What's the best one out there? Did it make a difference in yield?

Thanks!
 

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I have not noticed a difference between an hortilux and generic bulbs. Jmo
 

BackWoodsDrifter

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Buy cheap switch out more often is all I do still fills pouch the same IMO

BWD
 

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Same here...buy cheap and change often. I buy my bulbs at 1000bulbs.com.
 
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I'm like the others--I have never found any real difference in yield between expensive and inexpensive bulbs. All bulbs lose lumens over time. I also believe the smartest thing is to buy inexpensive bulbs and change them out more often.
 

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What about the bulbs for the lumatek digital ballast is there a cheap bulb. Lumatek high par output hps bulbs are around 100.00. Also sorry to jack your thread. Getting ready to buy a digital ballast soon. Looking at Lumatek
what thinks you?
 

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stickywicked said:
What about the bulbs for the lumatek digital ballast is there a cheap bulb. Lumatek high par output hps bulbs are around 100.00. Also sorry to jack your thread. Getting ready to buy a digital ballast soon. Looking at Lumatek
what thinks you?
i do beleive you can get them bulbs at plantlightinghydroponics.com
for like 30-40$ dont qoute me on this but i do beleive so...

LH
 

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hiya pot lovers! :ciao:

I applaud frugality:clap:but the lumen #'s of the better bulbs speaks for itself. I always like to put garden expenses into perspective, keeping yields in mind. :huh: Imho If a Hortilux gets me even an 1/8th oz more over the lifespan of the bulb it will easily pay for the difference in price.;)

Also some of the digital ballasts have had issues firing some bulb brands and the manufacturer recommend using specific brands with their ballasts.


Happy Growing!

Peace! :bong:
 
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Hi DOS :ciao:

I do look for high lumens, and have found that I can find high lumen bulbs for reasonable prices. To my mind, however an eighth more does not justify a $100 bulb.
 

Moto-Man

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We have reached a consensus IMO.

I will swap out more often :D

Cheers,
 

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A HPS bulb is a HPS bulb. Just like a rose is a rose. I bought inexpensive HPS bulbs ($14) and MH bulbs at 1000bulbs and they are workhorses.
 

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ifsixwasnin9 said:
A HPS bulb is a HPS bulb. Just like a rose is a rose. I bought inexpensive HPS bulbs ($14) and MH bulbs at 1000bulbs and they are workhorses.

Love me some 1000bulbs.com.....:)
 

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I'm trying out some PlantMax bulbs for the first time. Got both MH and HPS, they both fire up in my digiballast (hydrofarm sunburst sbe400), they're spectrum adjusted and very affordable. I can't speak to the longevity yet, but the plants really seem to be lovin' the spectrum so far.
 

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the best bulb is prob diferent for eveybody, every setup has different demands for lighting.
 

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I just had 2 1000 W. iPower bulbs crap out on me. I'm going Plantmax next.
 

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Also look at hxxp.needabulb.com

They sell by the case and fast delivery.
 

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Cheap or free. Free from some buildings I work in that are getting rid of light systems.
 

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