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Old 07-09-2003, 12:26 PM   #1
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Cheap MH lighting?


I found a site that has 250W pendant MH shop lighting for $99 complete with ballast and bulb. They also have 400W pendants for $89.

I emailed the shop and found that the color temperature is only 4000K. Would this be a good deal with alternate bulbs? Check out the url below. The lights are the high bay fixtures HBA-250MH and HBA-400MH.


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You could probably do something with these. I didn't see anything about the voltage requirements of the ballasts. Be sure they can run on 120v...some of these ballasts are 277v only. You might have to remote mount the ballasts as the ballast/socket combo is pretty large. It would certainly be something to look into.

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that is a good find

High-bay means you have a very high ceiling, and therefore the fixture is very large

I guess you could mount a high-bay fixture lower, except it's reflector may be designed to disperse light as much as possible, rather than giving you a nice concentrated spot flood


If you find a 250 watt Mercury Vapor fixture anywhere, you can use the Iwasaki "Clean Ace" retrofit bulbs which convert a 250 or 400 watt MV fixture into a 6500k MH fixture - http://www.eyelighting.com/cleanace.html
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there ok If you want your tank Yellow. just think of 10000k bieng in the middle "White" the lower you go the more yellow, the higher you go more blue like 20000k.
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