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Offlinephrostbyte
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Air cooled hood / cooltube questions
    #633986 - 08/06/12 06:25 AM (4 years, 4 months ago)

So Im thinking getting a cooltube or a air cooled hood is a good idea for me as Im trying to keep the temps down in my tent.  Right now I have a switchable bat wing hood.  How would I know if the hood I get has a switchable socket?

I was looking at the cooltube XL

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Indoor-Grow-Light-Reflector-Hoods-For-250w-400w-600w-1000watt-/150796160588?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item231c26ce4c


and


http://www.ebay.com/itm/400300121972?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649




Now the straight 6 I'm pretty sure I can use my HPS and MH bulbs.  The other I'm not really sure.


This is what I have
http://www.ebay.com/itm/400-Watt-Digital-Ballast-Grow-Light-Kit-HPS-and-MH-Bulbs-Bat-Wing-Reflector-400w-/390380037566?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae476a5be


How can I know if the bulbs I have will work in these hoods??


Also whats better cooltube or air cooled hood?


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Re: Air cooled hood / cooltube questions [Re: phrostbyte]
    #634059 - 08/06/12 04:51 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

Bulbs won't be an issue with either of those.
I'd recommend a air cooled hood over a tube any day, but if money any issue then they'd do.  Yes you should see a bit of a heat lost using air cooled hoods/tubes.  You may even be able to keep your light closer to the tops of your plants.

Now what you need to know is what kind of plug you have from ballast to hood/tube.  Both of those appear to be s type plugs, so make sure your ballast has an s type plug as well.


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Re: Air cooled hood / cooltube questions [Re: Stoneth]
    #634068 - 08/06/12 07:43 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

why would u recommend an air cooled hood over cooltube?


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Re: Air cooled hood / cooltube questions [Re: phrostbyte]
    #634071 - 08/06/12 08:01 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

Sooo  I'm confused.  Alot of people say that a air cooled hood give a larger light footprint.  But what about a cooltube with reflector hood?  Isn't it the same except the glass is a tube not a flat piece?



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Re: Air cooled hood / cooltube questions [Re: phrostbyte]
    #634076 - 08/06/12 09:39 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

Yes I prefer hoods over tubes.
Hoods in my opinion do a better job at spreading the light evenly across the canopy.


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Re: Air cooled hood / cooltube questions [Re: Stoneth]
    #634096 - 08/07/12 04:35 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

cmon guys any help here pls?  I want to order but I could use some input :awelol: or I could end up with a :cuteshit:


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Re: Air cooled hood / cooltube questions [Re: phrostbyte]
    #634177 - 08/08/12 07:31 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

So I just decided to get the cool tube with reflector.


only paid 59.00


I have a smaller 3 X 3 X 6 tent



should cover the whole thing no problem with my 400w light.  With my 440 cfm fan the tent should stay much cooler.  I'm very excited!!




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