Hot to vent a light with no vent hole on reflector?

kyle244948

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Sorry for no pictures, but I have an old style 400 watt HPS light with a reflector that doesn't have a hole for ventilation ducting. I am just wondering what is an alternative for venting out heat from the light. I am a little worried when I do start to grow, that the plants will get burned from the heat. Any suggestions on what to do? I know I will have a few fans in there maybe a few more then most ppl just because of this small problem, but do you guys think that is enough to keep the heat factor under control? I know it needs to be around 85 degrees, right? Thanks for the help.
 

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well with the super nova u can unscrew the side panels and buy 2 panels with 6inch holes in..can u unscrew the side panels on yours?Even if u could make a hole u would need glass and it to be fitted snug..IMO to save u the ball ache just buy a 2nd hand one..u can pick them up from 50$ 2nd..Good luck bro im sorry i couldn't be more help but with out u explaining the light a bit more and with out pics its hard to get a picture in my head.
 

kyle244948

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Well i will defiently put some pics up tomorrow becuase their is not place for glass or anything for that matter.
 

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i agree with monkey that the best thing to do is to buy an aircooled reflector. i got a new one on ebay for 68 bucks. you could just put a great flow-thru ventilation in the room. but aircooled reflector you dont have to worry as much about plants getting to close to the light.
 

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Sheesh...people still charge that much for those tubes?
Sheesh...people still pay that much for those tubes?
 

kyle244948

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That is expensive if you ask me too, and I have not bought one yet, but I rather buy that than a whole new system.
 

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