Xanode Posted June 24, 2016 Report Share Posted June 24, 2016 So i was browsing the 400w hps lamps on hydroexperts.com and found this bulb for $49. Now from everything I've read, solistec are supposed to be top notch in the lighting world. Check out the page for easy reference: http://www.hydroexperts.com.au/horticultural-lighting/lamp/240v-hps-lamp/ Heres the thing: There's a Super HPS 400w bulb, which is the cheapest on there and i think is the equivalent of a growlush quality bulb at $35..... Powerplant bulb for $60 Son-T at $59 Gavita enhanced $66 GE Lucagrow $70 And then the SolisTek HPS for only $50? I realize that this bulb is made for digital ballast in mind and this is why i thought it was cheaper at first, as not so many people buy them? But i emailed solistec about this lamp working in mag ballasts and this is the response: "Hi,you can definitely use this lamp with magnetic ballast.but you will not get the full potential of the lamp.(it will still perform like any other HPS lamp you had before).the only different between a lamp that designed to work with electronic ballasts compere to regular HPS for magnetic ballast is that their wires are stronger to last longer with the more powerful ballasts, so this lamp will last a bit longer then your regular HPS. " So not full potential, but like any other hps. Is there any reason to buy the more expencive lamps, especially the powerplant over a quality name solistec bulb? Thanks for any help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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