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OfflinemaxDamnage
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will these bulbs be ok?
    #582713 - 09/01/11 12:41 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

hello, though i am a long time member at the shroomery under a different name, i am a semi-noob at growing "tomato's"

i am building a stealth box using this as a cab

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_021W682528110001P.

My boss was doing fall cleaning, and gave me 2 of these bulbs still in the box

lumalux ET18 400w HPS

http://www.atlantalightbulbs.com/ecart/nw012104/SYLVANIALUMALUXS51LU400.htm

if i use a cool tube, or cooled system, will these bulbs work?

I am trying to make this cab as cheaply as possible, so if i dont have to buy new lighting its a plus

again, im sorry about the noob question :confused:


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Re: will these bulbs be ok? [Re: maxDamnage]
    #582720 - 09/01/11 01:10 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: will these bulbs be ok? (moved) [Re: maxDamnage]
    #582722 - 09/01/11 01:12 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

This thread was moved from Product & Equipment Reviews.

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Moving thread to get more attention.


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Re: will these bulbs be ok? (moved) [Re: Stoneth]
    #582739 - 09/01/11 02:12 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

Thx for moving the thread, and the link, that is a great price,  now to unload the pair of bulbs to get the $$$ for the bulbs ya suggested lol


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Re: will these bulbs be ok? (moved) [Re: maxDamnage]
    #582760 - 09/01/11 03:36 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

You'll be happy you did in the long run :growingweed:


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Re: will these bulbs be ok? (moved) [Re: Magash]
    #582770 - 09/01/11 04:40 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

The bulbs he gave you will work just fine - but obviously there are better options out there, such as the one linked.

Are you using a digital or magnetic ballast?  Some bulbs (including hortilux) have issues igniting and make weird noises when ran on certain digital ballasts.  For my digital ballast I like Ushio HiLux bulbs.  For magnetic 400w ballast, I'd probably pick up some CMH bulbs, but that's personal preference. 

Not sure if you're planning on running 800w in that area - that might be a bit overkill and... difficult to control the temps.


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Re: will these bulbs be ok? (moved) [Re: SmokinErb]
    #582877 - 09/01/11 11:50 PM (5 years, 3 months ago)

i'll be using a magnetic ballast, and i only plan on running 1 400w bulb,  the boss lady just happened to give me 2..  even if i buy the linked bulbed, i will prolly buy 2, always good to have a spare for those unseen events


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Re: will these bulbs be ok? (moved) [Re: maxDamnage]
    #582890 - 09/02/11 12:14 AM (5 years, 3 months ago)

I absolutely loved these when I was running a magnetic ballast -

http://advancedtechlighting.com/cdmed18.htm

They're about $50-$55 each and they give you a free cheap HPS lamp as well.  It's a full spectrum lamp, if you scroll all the way down to the bottom there's light spectrum charts you can take a look at. 

If you're strapped for cash, the bulbs you have will work just fine.  If you've got money to blow, and feel like investing in a better bulb, then you can't go wrong with Ushio or Hortilux.  Or even those CMH bulbs if you feel like giving those a shot.


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Re: will these bulbs be ok? (moved) [Re: SmokinErb]
    #582905 - 09/02/11 12:23 AM (5 years, 3 months ago)

if i am buying a new bulb set up ( which i feel im gonna ) do you think i could squeeze a 600w in that cab, with air cooling?  though i may change cab, if i get approved for a sears card..  if i do, i am changing to this cab so i can have a mother and clone area

http://www.ameriwood.com/eng/Products/Storage/Details/268-009129-3-Drawer-3-Door-Wardrobe


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Re: will these bulbs be ok? (moved) [Re: maxDamnage]
    #582915 - 09/02/11 12:35 AM (5 years, 3 months ago)

Might be a tight squeeze on that 600.  With a cool tube and a 6" inline and some cool ambient temps, you might be able to pull it off.

I wanted to run 600's in my cabs which are both 2.5' x 3.5' x 5' - I made some DIY cool tubes from a bake-a-round.  I have a 6" inline fan with a Y-split on it dedicated to the cool tubes, and a 4" vortex with a phresh filter venting/filtering both cabs - the filter is in a sealed box with 2 lengths of ducting running to each cab from that box. 

I'm only running 400's currently and my temps are 82-85f.  That's with 68f ambient temps.  Gonna try a 6" filter and try switching fans - running the 400 dedicated to the cool tubes and the 6" venting the cabs.  Hopefully that'll allow me to run 600's.


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