#1

A bulbs life

in Lighting Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:21 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

How long on average does a 1k HPS last? Mine is kicking over a year and I'm thinking maybe I should just swap it out. Hate to waste it though.


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RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:34 pm
by orangesunshine | 803 Posts | 3182 Points

unfortunately i have never found an affordable meter to measure a lights lumens so all we can do is check the manufactures recommendations---i use hortilux 1k hps---they s/b replaced every 12 mo---it's common to use a sharpie to write the date on the metal part that screws into the fixture so u aint guessing when it's time to replace it


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#3

RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Fri May 01, 2015 9:43 am
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

I only use mine for 3 runs...




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RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Fri May 01, 2015 1:30 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

well I have noticed that the been there the last couple runs. I have 4 three gal pots and only producing maybe 5 oz at the most.

I can always keep it as a spare.


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#5

RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Fri May 01, 2015 2:46 pm
by Timbrrline | 485 Posts | 1782 Points

If i buy the cheap bulb i use it for 3 mo. If i buy the 3xpensive one i use it for six mo...

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#6

RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Fri May 01, 2015 9:58 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Where do you guys do your bulb shopping?


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#7

RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Fri May 01, 2015 10:12 pm
by Grower13 | 513 Posts | 2013 Points

#1 Rule......... tell no one

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#8

RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Fri May 01, 2015 11:25 pm
by Timbrrline | 485 Posts | 1782 Points

My local garden center.

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#9

RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Fri May 01, 2015 11:40 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6379 Points

I trade the dude at the store ....cash for it.......


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RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Fri May 01, 2015 11:41 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6379 Points

Just because...I bought a new lamp...spendy hortibux....see how she goes next tray.....


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#11

RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Sat May 02, 2015 10:25 am
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

I went with this. http://www.amazon.com/Hortilux-HX66785-1...s=1000+watt+hps

I hope nothing has changed on the rules about links. If it did please let me know and I will x out the t's


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#12

RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Sun May 03, 2015 9:21 am
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

What about Veg lights like T5's? Do you replace them once a year?


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RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Sun May 03, 2015 9:30 am
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

Quote: Grower13 wrote in post #7
https://www.1000bulbs.com/



cheapest I found




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RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Sun May 03, 2015 9:33 am
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

Quote: Monoxide wrote in post #12
What about Veg lights like T5's? Do you replace them once a year?



T5 will burn out ...not dim out....I baught a case of 12 bulbs and replace when they go out...I started writing date on the bulb see how long they work..I been curious myself




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RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Sun May 03, 2015 9:33 am
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

Quote: Monoxide wrote in post #11
I went with this. http://www.amazon.com/Hortilux-HX66785-1...s=1000+watt+hps

I hope nothing has changed on the rules about links. If it did please let me know and I will x out the t's


@Monoxide your good my friend...we allow links




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RE: A bulbs life

in Lighting Sun May 03, 2015 2:22 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Ya, I bought a pack of 4 just incase one burns out. Nice to know they don't dim out.


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