If you are looking for replacement HPS bulbs, you are in the right spot! Here at Hydrobuilder.com, we carry high-pressure sodium bulbs to fit all types of fixtures, ranging in wattage from 150 all the way up to 1100 watts! We even carry popular brands such as Philips, Solis Tek, InterLux, Phantom, and more!
What is an HPS bulb?
HPS, also known as high-pressure sodium, is a type of bulb very popular for indoor growing. We could go deep into the science behind this technology, but that's not why you're here. You are here because you need a replacement for your HPS Grow Light. But, our selection is so extensive it might overwhelm you. Which is best for you?
Is HPS best for flowering?
HPS bulbs are often used for flowering specifically because this technology puts off a very deep red wavelength, which is why it is best for flowering. This type of light forces bulbs to develop dense, robust buds.
You might be wondering, can you use HPS for the whole grow? A lot of times, growers will use metal halide (MH) bulbs during veg, before switching over to their HPS for flower. But, maybe you don't want to deal with that hassle. If need be, HPS can be used for full-cycle growing. However, we strongly recommend mixing up your spectrum for veg and flower.
A lot of these look the same, and it can get kind of confusing reading the descriptions and specs. Which bulb is right for you? Don't worry, we'll cover that now!
What HPS bulb is best for flowering?
Any HPS bulb you see here at Hydrobuilder are of the utmost quality and will get the job done, no doubt. But, which is the best?
It depends on a few things. You need to have the right bulb for your fixture, first off. Do you have a single-ended grow light or double-ended grow light? You'll need to choose your bulb accordingly. Then, consider color temperature (Kelvin rating). When it comes to flowering, the best Kelvin rating is between 2,000-3,000.
How long are HPS bulbs good for?
One of the main drawbacks of using HID technology is that the bulbs need to be replaced every so often. Your HPS bulbs will probably be good for around 24,000 hours of use, which is a few years of growing. There are lot's of factors that play into how long your bulb will last, but if you take good care of it, and only purchase higher quality bulbs, you won't have to replace them as often as you'd think.
Questions? Want a quote?
If you aren't sure which bulb is right for you, reach out to our experts and we'll help you find the right one. You can also check out our blog post on grow light bulbs. If you are a commercial grower, let's talk about special pricing on bulbs so you can get the highest profit possible out of your grow!