HID supplier & cost
I would like to have some intense lighting for my lily seedlings that I grow over the winter for 6 to 7 months. I am on a tight budget however. I considered bolting 10 overdriven
Home Depot fixtures together for about a 4'x4' light panel. However at a cost of $250 this seems to be approaching the cost of the a low wattage MH HID, and lacks the flexibility of
a HID unit, since it would be 4'x4' and be heavy.
I would like to know if there is a place I can get 1000 w MH HID light fixtures and pay $200-$300 dollars? I looked on the web and have seen a huge range in prices. Not really sure why a metal reflector and a $15 MH bulb would cost $400-$600 when sold as a grow light.
Also could someone explain why there is such a big difference in pricing for 1000w MH setups? I couldn't really tell what the feature differences are.