I've never had a problem with bulbs showing up broken either. Coming from various sources all broke seems very odd. What specific bulb do you need? I have a local store here where I am at that ships. I have ordered of their website because sometimes cheaper than in store. If need to PM me and I can help you out.I'm trying to buy a 1000w MH bulb from various sources and every time the bulb comes broken, even though the packaging is great.
Anyone have a similar problem?
LOLWUT?Downgrade to a 600w ballast and buy 600w bulbs from one of the 5 Hydro store in your metropolitan area.
600s from thousands is an upgrade not a downgrade just use twice as many 600s as you would 1000s and you have a lot bigger footprint, less heat and more lumen output. 3k watts of 1000s is less light than 3k watts of 600s due to the fact that 600s put out more lumens per watt than 1000s.Downgrade to a 600w ballast and buy 600w bulbs from one of the 5 Hydro store in your metropolitan area.
What, really? You'd do that?That looks more like a manufacturing issue rather than shipping caused break. I would try one more time to get them from another source. As I said, if you want, I will be happy to get some for you and ship them to you myself. That way I can verify that they are undamaged before sending them out to you. I have never once had a damaged HID bulb in shipping. However, in the mean time, you may have to do something else while waiting for them to get to you
What are you referring to, exactly? Could you provide a link?This is something from my local grow store. ...
What a concept! Increase your grow light coverage and transform your 1000W HPS magnetic ballast to burn TWO 600W Sun Pulse digital lamps.
Obviously each bulb will probably burn at about 500W, but when you use this SunPulse Splitter you eliminate the cost of upgrading to a digital or electronic ballast, plus with the addition of one HID reflector and bulbs, you now have 2 complete HID light systems running from your existing ballast.
One 1000W HPS magnetic ballast uses less electricity than two 600W digital ballasts.
A 1000W HPS magnetic ballast may put out less heat than two 600W digital ballasts, reducing heat reduction costs.
When you set up a SunPulse Splitter, you can run both HID light systems side-by-side, or in entirely seperate rooms.
Take a look at 600W Sun Pulse bulbs.
This splitter ONLY works with 600W Sun Pulse digital lamps.
Let me get this straight.Sorry if I went off-topic. But yes stabilizing the arc tube is extremely important for the spectral output that the lamp can do. Especially if your running full spectrum lamps never run them differently than the manufacture intended. The higher end brands will publicly list their spec sheets on what they recommend in dimming and etc.