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I need some help
    #683680 - 08/28/13 09:33 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Ok I think the bulb for my 600 HPS set up just shit the bed.  I just caught it on very dim and shut it off, let cool and tried to tighten bulb, then I turned it back on and the ballast fan is blowing but the bulb is not firing.  I'm hoping its the bulb and not the socket but I'm not sure and I have to order some more bulbs. How long does a typical bulb last?  This one is only going on it's fourth or fifth month of use.  But what sucks is there is two week old seedlings in there and I really don't have any other suitable lighting til I get another bulb.  What should I do?

Not even sure if this is the appropriate forum, any help appreciated.


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Re: I need some help [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #683687 - 08/28/13 10:45 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

unless it's a defective bulb, it should last like 5 years before dying, in which case it would typically turn on for a few minutes, then turn off and glow for a few mins, and continuously repeat that cycle.  Sounds like you either have a defective/burnt out ballast component, or something was faulty with the bulb.  I've had a 100W MH ballast die (would like to fix it) but never had a bulb die, even after years of use.

but to maximize light efficiency you should replace HPS bulbs at least (yearly?) and MH bulbs even more often.  fluros yearly i'm guessing?


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Re: I need some help [Re: trichome]
    #683688 - 08/28/13 11:09 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

the bulb came free with the Digital Greenhouse 600 hps from HTG supply, when I caught it it was only glowing red.


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Re: I need some help [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #683689 - 08/28/13 11:16 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

You most likely need a bulb.
For the money I recommend the Ultrasun Super HPS.


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Re: I need some help [Re: Stoneth]
    #683692 - 08/28/13 11:23 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks man :cheers:


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Re: I need some help [Re: Stoneth]
    #683694 - 08/28/13 11:39 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

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JustAnotherAsshole said:
You most likely need a bulb.
For the money I recommend the Ultrasun Super HPS.




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Re: I need some help [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #683696 - 08/28/13 11:56 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

I'm gonna pick up a t5 set up tomorrow to hold over til my bulb gets here, what kind of stress damage will this cause, any?


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Re: I need some help [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #683725 - 08/29/13 09:21 AM (3 years, 3 months ago)

you should change your lamps out every 6 months. I run ushios lamps in fower. untra suns in veg.

are you in veg or flower?


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Re: I need some help [Re: Farmer Joe]
    #683726 - 08/29/13 10:02 AM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Veg, seedlings are only two weeks old and very healthy looking, just hoping they don't get stressed too bad, gonna put them under t5s tonight and my bulb is on its way.


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Re: I need some help [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #683732 - 08/29/13 11:02 AM (3 years, 3 months ago)

The change in lighting will give em a little shock, but not a whole lot. I think it would depend on the amount of light intensity they were receiving before the switch. How far away was your HPS lamp compared with how far away your T-5's are gonna be hanging?


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Re: I need some help [Re: Tank333]
    #683745 - 08/29/13 01:19 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

The hps was about 3 ft above, I'm gonna have the t5s maybe 3 inches? Sucks I have to buy a fucking hps bulb online.


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Re: I need some help [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #683755 - 08/29/13 01:44 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

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The hps was about 3 ft above, I'm gonna have the t5s maybe 3 inches? Sucks I have to buy a fucking hps bulb online.



Yea, you might get a little shock, but shouldn't be much.


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Re: I need some help [Re: Tank333]
    #683758 - 08/29/13 02:09 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks the reply tank. :thumbup:


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Re: I need some help [Re: Tank333]
    #683760 - 08/29/13 02:29 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

nice to see ya back around these parts tank :thumbup:


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Re: I need some help [Re: Farmer Joe]
    #683785 - 08/29/13 06:37 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

I am fucking pissed, none of these goddamn fucking stores have what I need and these plants cant go a few days without light other than the motherfucking incandescent in the room they're in. My bulb wont' be here til probably Monday at the soonest.  Is there any goddamn thing I can do or will they stretch and die or just be too thrown off to recover? Should I chop them and start over?  I am not fucking happy at all:smokerage:.


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Re: I need some help [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #683788 - 08/29/13 07:59 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

There aren't any grow stores near you?


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Re: I need some help [Re: Farmer Joe]
    #683790 - 08/29/13 08:15 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

Not within an hour and a half drive and that just isn't feasible for the next few days, I live in a terrible state!


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Re: I need some help [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #683792 - 08/29/13 09:12 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

buy some shop lights or hang drop some cfls over the canopy to get you by. they're only 2 weeks old so don't sweat it! They'll be fine till monday. :thaaannks:


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Re: I need some help [Re: Farmer Joe]
    #683794 - 08/29/13 09:24 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

That makes me feel better, thanks, I'm a newb yet and do worry a lot.


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Re: I need some help [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #683843 - 08/30/13 02:19 PM (3 years, 3 months ago)

That was some fast delivery!  :yogabunny:  :bigyesnod:


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