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Metal Halide Safety & Fixture Recommendations

SmokeyMacPot

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HPS (High Pressure Sodium) lamps can burn in any orientation.

MH (Metal Halide) lamps come in three basic types:

*Base up (BU), which must be operated in the base up position.
*Horizontal (HOR), must be operated in the horizontal position.
*Universal (U), which may be operated in any position.

Orienting metal halide lamps in burning positions other than those specified can result in severe reductions in performance and potential nonpassive failure. Lamp life,light output and color can be affected by the burningposition. Some burning positions may need enclosed fixtures for safety reasons.

When replacing ANY HID (High intensity Discharge) lamp, never touch the bulb with bare hands. HID lighting gets exceptionally hot and any oils from your skin left on the bulb will burn and can cause the lamp to burst.

Always use soft, clean gloves when handling the lamps.

Observe extreme caution while foliar feeding any plants around exposed lamps. I suggest turning off any fans and ventilation while spraying the plants, any water blown onto an exposed, burning lamp can cause it to explode in your face. Be safe.

Author: Mr.Zog
 

fish4250

New Member
Re: Metal Halide safety and Fixture Recommendations.

my lights are HOR bulbs were do u buy good ones for max life out of your bulbs help thanks, in a nut shell who sells the best HM & HPS bulbs thanks! P.S. and at a personable price.
 
another option is to go with LED grow lights. they work efficiently and do not give of the extra heat associated with MH or HPS lights.
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Billotto

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TurboBucket

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I recently started using this bulb and I like it so far. Very bright white and not super hot.

Economical too!

New record, 12 year old thread. Thanks for your worth while contribution to this topic. I'm sure the users that haven't logged in in ten years are desperate to know about your bulb.
 

Billotto

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New record, 12 year old thread. Thanks for your worth while contribution to this topic. I'm sure the users that haven't logged in in ten years are desperate to know about your bulb.
The thread was not closed, therefor, still visible to whoever has an interest in reading it or posting in it no? In addition, my post was relevant.

Are you aspiring to be a mod here or just unhappy with your current situation? :rolleyes:
 
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