HPS uses besides growing?

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  1. May 26, 2008 #1

    MamaGreen

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    hubby asked me last night what you would use a high wattage HPS/MH light for besides growing and i found i had no idea,lol. for example i know the low watt ones are sold as security lighting, but what would a non-grower buy a 400-1000Watt system for?


    random question that i couldn't answer,maybe you guys can.:eek:
     
  2. May 26, 2008 #2

    The Hemp Goddess

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    Higher wattages of metal halides are used for security and things like gymnasiums and parking lots. I know this because I bought several 400W MH for my shop from a college that was replacing its gymnasium lights. I'm not sure about the HPSs.

    "I say I need to make a new grow box, He goes out and buys $170 worth of power tools."
    LOL--you say that like it's a bad thing....
     
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    MamaGreen

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    thanks for the info...it was just one of those questions that stumped me, and i hate knowing i don't know something when someone else wants to know....(figure that one out,lol, forgive me, i had me a guiness or 6 today on account of the holiday)

    lol, it is a bad thing when he already has the tools he needed to do it, he just used it as an excuse to buy new toys for himself :p
     
  4. May 26, 2008 #4

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    The lights are good to use anywhere where high light(lumen) to low wattage ratio is needed. Shops, gymnasiums, signage etc. I'd be willing to bet street lights use some type of HID. They are good for warming up your house to lol.
     
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    150W under typically flood lights. Higher ones are for street lights parking lights...then the monsters are for stadium lighting...some upwards of 5kw.
     
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    I wish I could use a 5kw light.......
     
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    hmmmmm.. I see the prisons use 5-6 huge hps per pole on their perimeter.. ;)
     
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    I use lights for photography as well, just plain perfect for some studio photographs and for some macro photographs, even high speed photographs...
     
  9. May 27, 2008 #9

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    I know most street lights around me are 250W - 400W HPS lights.. It all depends on how high the light is and how much area it can cover...
     

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