Understanding HID Bulbs HID Bulb Comparisons

To learn more about HID lighting read our buyer's guide. HID Lighting Buyer's Guide. Also check out our HPS Bulb Comparison Review to find the best value bulb for your garden. Metal Halide (MH) bulbs should be used for the vegetative phase. MH bulbs give off a blue to white spectrum

  1. The Plantmax 250w HPS lamp includes a blue spectrum which is best for flowering growth cycles. Rated to up to 2000 K and an initial intensity of 29000 lumens. Learn More
  2. Xtrasun Plantmax 400w HPS bulbs have adjusted blue spectrum ideal for flowering stages of your growth cycle. Rated to up to 24,000 hours and have an initial intensity of 50,000 lumens. Plantmax grow lamps bring the ultimate yields no matter the season. Learn More
  3. Regular Price: $27.88

    Special Price $19.23

    The Grow Crew 1000w Commercial High Pressure Sodium lamp is designed to give you the greatest PAR (photsynthetically active radiation) per dollar to increase your yields while not breaking the bank. The Grow Crew 1000 watt HPS should be used only with digital ballasts.
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High-Pressure Sodium or HPS bulbs

A sodium-vapor lamp is a gas-discharge lamp that uses sodium in an excited state to produce light at a characteristic wavelength near 589 nm. Low-pressure sodium (LPS) and high-pressure sodium (HPS) bulbs belong to the high-intensity discharge (HID) lamp family, which means that they produce light by exciting gasses and vaporized metals with electrical current to sufficiently excite them and produce light. LPS lamps are known for their very yellow or orange light, these lamps are most commonly used in certain commercial and residential outdoor applications and street lighting. High-pressure sodium lamps (sometimes called HPS lights) are quite efficient and are commonly used as plant grow lights. High-pressure sodium lamps produce a broader spectrum of light than the original low-pressure lamps. HPS lamps’ color temperatures are typically a yellowish-white light.

High-Pressure Sodium Grow Light with reflector High-Pressure Sodium Bulb