Omega 600w Metal Halide Lamp
Amazing Value for Money Halide Lamp - Great for Vegetative Growth and for Keeping Height Levels Down
Omega are well known for producing some value-for-money grow gear and the Omega 600 watt MH lamp is a shining example of this. Metal Halide (MH) lamps deliver a light that is heavy on the blue spectrum which, when combined with high intensity levels, makes them great for the vegetative growth stage.
- Great value grow lighting
- SuperLumen Metal Halide (MH) lamp - produces a wide spectrum with lots of blue compared to a HPS lamp
- Colour Temp: 6400K
- Produces 58000 Lumens
- Helps keep internodes short, producing stocky, bushy plants during the veg stage
- Produces a small amount of UVB
- "Conversion" type lamp - should be used with a 600w HPS ballast
- Fits into a standard E40 socket
1 x Omega 600 Watt Metal Halide Lamp
How the Omega 600w MH Lamp Works:
The Omega 600 watt metal halide lamp is a "conversion" lamp meaning that it should be used with a 600 Watt HPS ballast. Metal Halide lamps produce light that is heavy in the blue region compared to a HPS lamp. The Omega MH lamp is no different producing a colour temperature of 6400 kelvin. The colour, together with amazing intensity, make metal halide lamps absolutely great for growing plants in the vegetative stage. Light from MH lamps helps to keep internodes short and encourages shorter, stockier and bushier plants. While MH lamps are great for vegetative growth, they do not produce as much light in the orange/red part of the light spectrum. Orange/red light is what plants respond to best during the flowering / fruiting stage. We therefore recommend that you switch to HPS grow lights as soon as your plants begin to produce flower buds/fruits. Metal Halides still make great supplementary lights during flower, boosting spectrums and keeping height levels down.
How to use the Omega 600 Watt Metal Halide Lamp:
Always hold HID (High Intensity Discharge) grow lamps using a clean cloth, and avoid touching the glass. Screw the lamp into the E40 fitting of your reflector. Make sure that the lamp is screwed in as tightly as possible. If the lamp is not screwed in tightly then arcing can occur between the centre connector of the lamp holder and the centre conductor on the lamp itself. This will melt the solder contact on the lamp and irreparably damage it. Connect your reflector cable to your 600W HPS ballast. The wattage of your ballast MUST match the wattage of the lamp you are using or there will be a high risk of fires or equipment damage. Ensure the lamp is completely clean and free of dirt, grease and finger-prints etc. before switching it on. Please note – This item is designed to be used with HPS ballasts and should NOT be used with a dedicated MH ballast.
Warning: Once the lamp is switched on it runs extremely hot. As with all high pressure sodium and metal halide bulbs it is necessary to avoid touching the lamp with anything such as fingers or plants as this may cause severe burns or fires. In particular avoid sprays or liquids coming into contact with the lamp as this may cause premature failure or even an explosion. Always allow plenty of time for the lamp to cool down after switching off before handling.
As with all lamps the light output they produce will decrease with use over time. One Stop Grow Shop recommends you replace your lamp regularly to maintain your garden efficiency.