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OfflineHanky
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HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! * 1
    #50049 - 06/03/08 09:40 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I'm constantly seeing posts where people are scared to get or run a HID light because they think it'll use massive amounts of power.

Compare a 400w or 600w light to the following items in your home.

Clothes dryer or electric oven... 5000w

Medium sized window mounted AC unit... 900w

Full ducted AC... 3500w

Electric water heater... 3800w

Toaster or microwave oven... 1500w

Coffee maker... 900w

PC with 17inch CRT monitor... 240w

xbox 360... 165w


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Hanky]
    #50241 - 06/03/08 11:23 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

/\ /\ Well said...


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Hanky]
    #50263 - 06/03/08 11:30 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

That's what I'm always telling friends who are scared of using power. Most heaters are 1500 W and plus not to mention just having 10 60 watt lightbulbs on in a house is like running a 600 watt lightbulb.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Evan] * 2
    #50398 - 06/04/08 01:17 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Those things don't take 400-1000w for 18 hours of the day, though.

Couple minutes or hours max for most of them.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: kidaihuan]
    #50426 - 06/04/08 02:26 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

my water heater and AC goes all day in the summer.
but the point is, there is not a room in the electric company where they go over peoples electric bills to try and find people growing weed.

maybe if youre electricity suddenly starts drawing 10000 extra watts 24/7, they might call and see if your ok, but anything less than 3000 watts is not worth looking into for them.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: OreoGrows]
    #50471 - 06/04/08 03:45 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

That was good dose of reality.  :foreheadslap: 

What kind of coffee maker are you using? 900w? You need a percolator.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: kidaihuan]
    #50527 - 06/04/08 05:15 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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kidaihuan said:
Those things don't take 400-1000w for 18 hours of the day, though.





$30 to $50 a month isn't expensive.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Hanky] * 1
    #50528 - 06/04/08 05:15 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

:thumbup:

Or 6-10 normal incandescent bulbs. Change all your normal incandescents with CFL (in your home) and you have almost covered your 400-600W HID use. Depends of course on the size of your home and how often you use the lamps. Not that you need to do this for security. 600W is nothing.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Sirius]
    #50533 - 06/04/08 05:22 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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kidaihuan said:
Those things don't take 400-1000w for 18 hours of the day, though.





$30 to $50 a month isn't expensive.




Speak for yourself.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: kidaihuan]
    #50534 - 06/04/08 05:26 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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kidaihuan said:
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kidaihuan said:
Those things don't take 400-1000w for 18 hours of the day, though.




$30 to $50 a month isn't expensive.



Speak for yourself.



I get 300-400g dry weed from a 400W HPS in 3 months. That's worth around $2000 when I have to buy it in my local coffee shop (I'm from Holland). That means $50 for power isn't expensive at all.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Annom]
    #50545 - 06/04/08 05:59 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Annom said:
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kidaihuan said:
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Sirius said:
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kidaihuan said:
Those things don't take 400-1000w for 18 hours of the day, though.




$30 to $50 a month isn't expensive.



Speak for yourself.



I get 300-400g dry weed from a 400W HPS in 3 months. That's worth around $2000 when I have to buy it in my local coffee shop (I'm from Holland). That means $50 for power isn't expensive at all.




I want droogz. :frown:


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Hanky]
    #53383 - 06/08/08 09:22 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Well Said Hero Habky!


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Hanky]
    #74619 - 07/07/08 09:34 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Hanky said:
I'm constantly seeing posts where people are scared to get or run a HID light because they think it'll use massive amounts of power.

Compare a 400w or 600w light to the following items in your home.

Clothes dryer or electric oven...            5000w

Medium sized window mounted AC unit...        900w

Full ducted AC...                            3500w

Electric water heater...                    3800w

Toaster or microwave oven...                1500w

Coffee maker...                              900w

PC with 17inch CRT monitor...                240w

xbox 360...                                  165w







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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Hanky]
    #75756 - 07/08/08 08:22 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

:nothingtoadd:


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Annom]
    #78018 - 07/10/08 12:09 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Annom said:
:thumbup:

Or 6-10 normal incandescent bulbs. Change all your normal incandescents with CFL (in your home) and you have almost covered your 400-600W HID use. Depends of course on the size of your home and how often you use the lamps. Not that you need to do this for security. 600W is nothing.




Good idea!. So I had a neighbor tell me once that if you ran your hps setup through the socket for a clothes drier (120v I think?), that it would eat up less electricity because there is less electrical resistance. Is there any validity to this?


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Eleutherios]
    #78030 - 07/10/08 12:41 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

you don't need to run your lamp through a socket like that, and i believe it's a 220 volt connection.  If you want to do that, just buy the appropriate cord set.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: coda]
    #82999 - 07/14/08 12:25 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I knew there was a reason I bought that 400 watt MH setup the other day...

My 400 Watt HPS is lonely!!  :smile:


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: Prism1234]
    #83179 - 07/14/08 06:33 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)



you should watch that video to see why it's beneficial to run a MH alongside an HPS.

UVB light ftw!!


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: coda]
    #85179 - 07/16/08 01:54 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Usually what strikes a bill is because people are doing large scale 10-12 1000W lights and don't know shit about electricity. That's usually what gets em busted. 99% of the time of all busts from a power high electric bill are busting people with 80-150 plants.


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Re: HID lights DON'T use a lot of power! [Re: dumbfounded1800]
    #85242 - 07/16/08 04:12 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Full ducted AC...                            3500w




The HPS's Heat will be turning this on.


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