High Pressure Sodium Lighting Commercial Outdoor Fixture
What You Should Look For:
High pressure sodium lighting fixture options are pretty varied when it
comes to using them for your growing needs. There is something for just
about everyone, and finding the best HPS light isn't going to be much of
a challenge at all. HPS lights come in many different wattage and
sizes, so you will need to think about what you're growing and how much
light you need. In order to pick the best high pressure sodium fixture,
you need to know what your options are, and what type of lighting you
need for your specific use. There are many different types of lights for
growing, and they all serve their own different purpose. These bulbs
are a part of the HID (high intensity discharge) fluorescent family.
They are a great plant light, and choosing the best one is quite simple.
A high pressure sodium lights will generally hold between 1 and 4 bulbs,
depending on the model that you choose. These bulbs work by using Xenon
inside of them to avoid interfering with the chemical reactions that
are taking place to light the tube. Mercury and sodium combine to create
illumination that is of a yellow-amber glow to promote growth in plant
life of all kinds. Using a ballast with these bulbs is critical, so that
they do not explode from the sudden surge of power. The good news is
that even though they might be a little on the pricey side, high
pressure sodium lights can last for over 20,000 hours.
One great way to know when it is time to replace your high pressure sodium lamps
is to watch for when the high pressure sodium lights starts turning off
and on by itself. It does this as a precaution, because the ballast
cannot handle the voltage required to power an old bulb that needs
changed. When it gets overwhelmed, it shuts down and the bulb turns off.
Then, when it has cooled completely, the fixture will come back on.
Choosing the right HPS fixture isn't really that complicated. You can
look at all of the different models and determine which one best suits
your growing needs, no matter how big or small they may be. You should
always make sure that you follow the rules of indoor and/or hydroponic
growing and have adequate illumination per square foot of plants that
you have. Some plants will require more illumination, while others might
get away with using less. Make sure that you choose the right model so
that your plants get the light that they need, and try to keep similar
plants together. That way, you can use one fixture for many plants, and
not have to invest in more than one high pressure sodium light fixture
if you don't need to. Many fixtures are only rated for a specific amount
of watts, and you will be risking a lot by using a high pressure sodium
light fixture that isn't rated for the amount of light that you need.
That's really all there is to choosing your hps fixtures.
We offer a complete line of high pressure sodium grow lights and high
pressure sodium ballast models.