Need Light bulb recommendation.

Mutt

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I am shopping for an HPS 250W bulb. It is only gonna be used for flowering (about 4 sq.ft.). I was shopping around and found a
Sylvania Lumalux 250W BT28
Approx. Lumens (mean - horizontal):
23400

Color Rendering Index (CRI):
22Color Temperature/CCT (K):
2100
Abbrev. With Packaging Info.:LU250D 10/CS 1/SKU
but the price is 92 bucks.

Anyone know of a great bulb with a better price?
 
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you can get a 250 watt hps bulb for $20 bucks on ebay. 28,500 lumens.
 

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Yeah, I see those cheapies all over, but is the better bulb worth it for flower. Or is the difference so small its not worth it? I always used the cheapies that came with the lamp, just didn't know if the extra bucks is worth it.
 

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I wont spend any more than that on bulbs as long as they give me the service they have been. I use the 400w hps and my grows produce very well IMO. I've never used expensive bulbs yet, these are doing so well. I think the next time I order, i'll get a case of em.

Maybe someone else knows more about the differences between cheap and expensive, other than price.
 

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you settled it dude, Its waste of money, I'll stick to my 12 buck place I ussually get em from. Thanks Weeddog. Just I hear of everyone swearing by hortilux and all those 30 buck plus bulbs. Why spend the extra bucks then huh. Thanks again guys.
 

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Its also handy if you have an "in" with an electrician. The local electrical supply house is loaded with all sorts of set'up goodies.
 

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I gave near$200 for a 1k hortilux "super" bulb. I've been disappointed with the results. It was a good salesman, I tell ya'.
 

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Homedepot sells 250watt HPS bulbs for cheap. 28k Lumens
 

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Thanks guys for all the responses. I ordered my extra from bulbs.com the other day.

I was debating getting a high-end bulb. but after all the responses to **** with spending the extra money.
Thanks again.
 

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