Make sure you are adding in the fact that you will definitely need the upgrade to the 12,000k bulb and it does not include the wire you will need to get to wire the ballast to the socket. Your ballast will probably be remote located to keep the heat out of your canopy so you will need a small box of wire from Lowes or Home Depot. But even so that does sound like a good deal. However if you plan to diy
you may be able to get as good a deal at the lfs
. We got ours at Austin Aquariums. We got: 2ea 250w mh
ballasts, 2ea 10,000k bulbs, 2ea reflectors, 2ea mogul sockets. We paid 350 total plus wire that we had at the house and a plug. You just have to ask them how much they can get it for you in pieces not as a set.