400 Watt MH lamp at Lowes for $21?
At Lowes they have a 400 Watt (U) Metal Halide bulb that sells for about $21. I know it is rated as "street lighting" quality, but what exactly does that mean?
I looked up it's specs:
Type: Sylvania M400/U/RP
Color temp: 4000 Kelvin
Average life: 20,000 hours
Base: Mogul BT37/ED37
Ballast: Ansi M59
I have seen alot of the lower cost, plain, 400W metal halide bulbs advertised as plant lights online and I am wondering if it is this same bulb....only for a higher cost. The specifications that were provided on the sites were the same.
Yep, I do know about all the other (plant growth specific) bulbs that are available. Unfortunately, I can't afford alot of the good stuff. :-D
I was just wondering if anybody is using one of these bulbs and if it will successfully grow plants thru the vegetative stage. I would hate to buy a light bulb for $30-$50, when I can buy it at lowes much cheaper.
Anybody bulb experts out there?