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flood light. can it be used for grow need help


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#1 Hendo

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:11 PM

iv just got 3 400w lights from a job i was on. out side flood lights. and did not now if i could use the bulbs that came with them they are philips HPI-T. 400w can these be used in veg? . iv stript aii the ballast and light wa reflectors out. and would it i be able to make a new wooden ballast cover or will it need to be metal? any help would be great :ninja: :)
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#2 joe hawkins

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:13 PM

you can grow with them mate.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:22 PM

The ballasts need to be in a metal box.

I assume the ones you see sold almost "naked" have thermal fuses built in.

Edited by compostverte, 15 March 2009 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:36 PM

yes you can use floods for growing (depending on bulbs) but you probably best leaving them as is.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:06 PM

the HPI-T lamps from philips are metal halide lamps
just incase you weren't sure
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#6 Hendo

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:40 PM

the HPI-T lamps from philips are metal halide lamps
just incase you weren't sure

Cheers boys well appreciated :unsure: :yes:
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#7 yayaya

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:21 AM

I know this an old thread but I thought I mite aswell use this 1 rather than starting a new1 :yahoo:

I have jst aquiered a small hand held flood light thingy (draper it's called) and it says it's a 150w mh but nothing about the spectrum, any ideas weather I can use this as a veg light so I dnt have to go out and buy 1.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:48 PM

Sorry guys little bump :puke:


Wouldn't mind gettin this sorted tonight if I could :wink_kiss:




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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:45 AM

If it's a metal halide, then it should grow plants.

Apparently some of these lamps will only operate horizontally or vertically, but not both.

Be very careful with wiring and insulation.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:12 AM

hi mate cheers for the reply

the flood light is still all in 1 piece and i was just thinking of using it as it is, it's already got a small reflector on it and my space is only small so i thought it would be ok. hense no wiring needed (hopefully) not forgetting that its not 1 of those big floodlights you get on the side of a building but just a handheld 1




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