Lumenlite Metal Halide Bulb – 600w
- Precise gas combination for increased blues, reds & UV
- Advanced HID lamp design for prolonged lamp life
- Less depreciation of PAR and lumen output over time compared to competitor bulbs
- Low heat output
- Available in 600w or 1000w
- A great value grow light which produces amazing results
- An ultra-high output grow lamp
- Optimised for high-frequency digital ballasts
- Available in a variety of wattages
The LumenLite double ended metal halide bulb are available in 600w. Made from premium quartz glass, LumenLite’s range of double ended bulbs provides an enhanced spectrum and penetration to your plants. These enhanced spectrums allow the bulb to be used during a plant’s vegetative growth and early stages of flowering. This enables plants to create better quality fruits and flowers and also a significantly produce larger final yield size.
Lumenlite Double Ended MH bulbs emit more UV and IR light than traditional single ended MH bulbs. Double Ended MH bulbs are also more stable than traditional single ended MH bulbs, and also produces higher light intensity and PAR by 10%. Furthermore, even after 10,000 hours, double ended lamps continue to output over 90% of their original intensity.
Colour Temperature – 5000 Kelvin
Compatible with all 400v ballasts
What is a Metal Halide Grow Light?
Metal halides are a type of HID lamp widely regarded as one of the best grow light alternatives for growing greens. They’ve been around since the early 60’s and have been further developed for several applications like car headlamps, street lighting and our favorite: Growing lush greens!
They are made very similarly to Mercury Vapor Lamps with the difference that they contain additional metal halide compounds in the quartz arc tube, in order to improve efficiency and color rendition (CRI).
Some manufacturers mix the metal-halide technology with others to improve light output and add a few variations into the color spectrum for a more complete solution.
Usually they’re rated with a high lumen output of around 100 lm per watt, a lamp life of up to 20,000 hours and pretty decent degradation rates. This makes them a valuable addition to our gardens.
Because of the nature of the processes that produce light within these lamps, they output significant heat into their immediate area. In fact, touching a bulb that has been running for a long time can result in serious burns.
Just like HPS and CMH bulbs, MH bulbs need a ballast to run. If the bulb is powered from a constant voltage source such as directly from the AC wiring, the current will increase until the bulb destroys itself.
When Should You Use a Metal Halide Grow Light?
Metal Halide grow lights are best used for vegetative growth. This means they’re great for making your plant produce dense and lush canopies with very little internodal spaces.
They’re perfect for growing all kinds of greens like lettuce, spinach, peppers, tomatoes, flowering crops in the vegetative stage and many others.
MH bulbs are also very good at stopping stretching. Stretching happens for many different reasons, mainly because the plants are not receiving enough light or because they’re not receiving enough blue light.
HPS growers usually add MH lights into their gardens to supplement light in the blue spectrum and keep their flowering crops from stretching in the different plant growth stages.
Choosing Your Bulbs
Like almost every HID bulb, Metal Halide bulbs come in many sizes. The most commonly used sizes for indoor and supplemental lighting are 400, 600, 1000 watts. With the 600 and 1000 watt bulb sizes being the most efficient ones.
For example, a 400w MH bulb may output around 85 lumen per watt consumed, while 600w bulbs output around 100 lumen per watt.
Hanging your Metal Halide Grow Light
Metal halides have come a long way, a few years ago they were not usually rated for universal positioning, you needed to carefully follow the manufacturer’s advice to decide how to hang your reflector and bulb. But not anymore. Nowadays most high quality metal-halide bulbs are rated for universal positioning.
“Excellent fast service, and the product is great. I am now running a halide light from my sodium ballast, and the vegetative growth on my tropical veg has went wild. My kaffir lime has put out 25 new shoots in one week alone!”
“My plants love this. Makes growing easier & quicker.”
“Quick delivery and very well packaged – as you would expect with this kind of item. Very impressed with the service from Gone To Pot Hydroponics.“
The LumenLite MH Bulbs are a great range of indoor grow room bulbs developed to be used alongside an HPS ballast. The blue light spectrum they utilise helps to increase vegetative growth.