Growers Pick: The Philips AGRO Plus Double-Ended High Pressure Sodium (HPS) EL Lamp, 1000W (Previously GreenPower) is a Growers Pick because Philips was one of the original research and development companies manufacturing double ended HPS technology as we know it today. Philips has invented a patented ignition technology that makes the lamp strike and operate more efficiently than other lamps on the market. What this translates to for the user is a longer life, slower degradation, and overall more output than any other double ended lamp available. Growers House did a comparison test against more than 6 other double ended lamps including Gavita, Ushio, and Hortilux, and the Philips lamp outperformed them all.
As the most experienced brand in HPS DE since 2005, Philips understands professional horticulture needs. The new Philips 1000 Watt HPS AGRO Plus DE EL lamp is their best, highest output lamp ever produced. This 400 V high frequency lamp is made in Belgium. It is nitrogen filled with a quartz glass outer jacket for perfect optical quality. This lamp produces 2,120 µmol/s at 1,000 watts and an amazing 2,400 µmol/s when boosted to 1,150 watts.
Philips Master GreenPower Plus EL double ended lamp
is a professional European made 400 V high frequency horticultural 1000 watt HPS lamp. It is nitrogen filled with a quartz glass outer jacket for perfect optical quality. This is the original bulb included with Gavita Pro Complete fixtures. Note: As of 2015 Gavita no longer comes standard with the Philips Green Power bulb--this bulb must be bought separately from Gavita fixtures.
Growers House note on ballast compatibility:
Even though this bulb is noted at 400v, it operates optimally on high frequency (approximately 100khz +/- 10%) digital double ended ballasts. Have a question about compatibility with the Philips Green Power DE Lamp? Give us a call at 855-289-1441.
Double ended lamp base for accurate lamp positioning.
This lamp is extremely high photosynthetic photon flux (ppf) at 2,100 μmol.
There is no wire frame.
Only suitable for high frequency, high voltage electronic ballasts.
Oil from your hands can damage the lamp. Please use a rag or gloves when handling and/or touching the glass of the bulb.
what is the best 1000w hps bulb?
The Philips 1000w DE HPS lamp is currently the highest ouput testing bulb available. You can find the results of our independent 1000w DE bulb testing here. Our team has also spoken with other light laboratories that have confirmed the Philips 1000w DE HPS lamp is the hightest output 1000w DE HPS lamp tested at 2,100+ umol/s at 1,000 watts and 2,400+ umol/s at 1,150 watts.
The reason why the Philips 1000w DE HPS lamp performs better than other available DE lamps in the market is because Philips has patented ignition technology in their lamps that other brands cannot use or else they would be infringing on the patent.
How many kilowatt hours (Kwh) does a 1000w hps bulb use?
Wattage is a rating of how much electricity or power you're using. In order to calculate kilowatt hours (KwH) you need to know how much wattage you're using and how many hours that wattage will be on for. A kilowatt hour is another way of saying 1000 watts running for one hour = 1 KwH. Using that formula, if we run a 1000w HPS lamp for 12 hours a day for a month we'd generate 1 KwH X 12 hours a day X 30 days a month = 360 KwH.
How many amps does a 1000w hps use?
To calculate amps, you need to know any two of the three variables in this equation: Amps X Volts = Watts. Using basic math we can also rearange that forula a few different ways: Amps = Watts / Volts or Volts = Watts / Amps. One important note is that this calculation works to estimate amperage in general, but it's not precise--there can be a margin of error of about 10% +/-.
Assuming what we've learned above, and knowing we're using a 1,000w HPS fixture, the next easiest variable to note is your voltage. Most hobbyist growers use standard wall outlets at 120v. So 1,000 watts / 120 volts = 8.3 amps. Let's do this calculation with other common voltages. 1,000 watts / 240v = 4.2 amps and 1,000 watts / 277v = 3.6 amps.
How many btus does a 1000w hps lamp generate?
A 1,000w HPS non aircooled fixture (such as Gavita, Luxx, etc...) generate about 5,000 BTU per fixture. This includes both the lamp and the ballast. If you have an air cooled 1,000w HPS it's about 3,000 BTU with adding another 500-1,000 BTU to that figure if your ballast is inside the room.