Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium Bulbs

What’s out there? What are the Characteristics?

Metal Halid vs High Pressure Bulb

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Today we’re going to do a recap of the different MH and HPS light bulbs available out there. Since choosing a bulb is so contextual we won’t give any judgement on the quality or applicability of each bulb. This is a simple listing of the characteristics of what’s out there.
Let’s get started

Different Types of Metal Halide Bulbs

There are a wide range of Metal Halide bulbs, which are generally used during the vegetative stage of Cannabis. Here’s a listing of all the one’s we’re aware of, accompanied with their characteristics such as Initial Lumens, the Wattage end Color Degradation of the bulb; Hope you find what you’re looking for!

Bulb  Model  Mfrg MH/HPS Watts Initial Lumens Color Deg. K
Sunmaster Warm Deluxe V MH 1100 133000 385 PAR
AgroSun AgroSun V MH 1000 117000 3250
Multivapor HO GE MH 1000 115000 3800
MultiMetal Super I MH 1000 110000 4200
Metal Halide Metal Halide Ph MH 1000 110000 3700
Solarmax Veg / Conversion V MH 1000 85000 7200
Super Metalarc Super O MH 1000 115000 3600
Sunmaster Warm Deluxe V MH 1000 115000 315 PAR
Sunmaster Natural Deluxe V MH 1000 117000 315 PAR
Sunmaster Cool Deluxe V MH 1000 80000 315 PAR
Solarmax Veg / Conversion V MH 600 55000 7200
Solarmax Veg V MH 400 32000 7200
Sunmaster Warm Deluxe V MH 400 40000 110 PAR
Sunmaster Natural Deluxe V MH 400 40000 110 PAR
 Sunmaster Cool Deluxe V MH 400 32500 110 PAR
Super Metalarc Super O MH 400 3200 4200
Super Metal Halide Super Ph MH 400 4000 4300
AgroSun AgroSun V MH 400 4000 3250
Multivapor HO GE MH 400 40000 4200
Sunmaster Warm Deluxe V MH 250 22000 85 PAR
Sunmaster Natural Deluxe V MH 250 23000 85 PAR
Sunmaster Cool Deluxe V MH 250 21500 85 PAR
Super Metalarc Super O MH 250 23000 4200
Super Metal Halide Super pH MH 250 23000 4300
Sunmaster Natural Deluxe V MH 250 23000 85 PAR

Different Types of High Pressure Sodium Bulbs

Now that you’ve chosen which MH light you’re going to use during the vegetation stage, you need to pick the HPS light to use during the Flowering period.
You’ll want to stay at the same wattage as you MH bulb, although you can go for something stronger lumens wise.

Bulb Model Mfrg MH/HPS Watts Initial Lumens Color Deg. K
 Hortilux Super HPS 1000 145000 2100
Solarmax Super HPS V HPS 1000 147000 2100
Lucalox HPS GE HPS 1000 140000 2100
Sunlux HPS I HPS 1000 140000 2100
Lumalux HPS O HPS 1000 140000 2100
Ceramalux HPS Ph HPS 1000 140000 2100
Solarmax Super HPS V HPS 600 95000 2100
Sunmaster Super HPS Deluxe V HPS 600 85000 358 PAR
Lumalux Super O HPS 600 9000 2200
SonAgro Plus Ph HPS 600 9000 2100
Hortilux Super I HPS 430 58500 2100
Hortilux Super I HPS 400 55000 2100
Solarmax Super HPS V HPS 400 55000 2100
Lucalox HPS GE HPS 400 55000 4000
Sunlux HPS I HPS 400 41000 4000
Lumalux HPS O HPS 400 50000 2100
Ceramalux HPS Ph HPS 400 50000 2100
Hortilux Super I HPS 250 32000 2100
Lucalox HPS GE HPS 250 30000 2100
Sunlux HPS I HPS 250 29000 2100
Lumalux HPS O HPS 250 29000 2100
Ceramalux HPS Ph HPS 250 28500 2100

As you can see there’s a wide range of different bulbs, we’re working on an article to help you choose, stay tuned 😉
Until next time, Be safe and grow easy!

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