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So anyone who has ever run an HPS knows the familiar yellow glow you get. Mine has been no different, up until 3 days ago when the light seems to turn whiter, looking much more like the output from a MH. My bulb/ballast are the cheap Vivosun ones from Amazon but, they've worked great until now. The bulb is fairly old now used (used for 2.5x grows so, maybe around 160-180 days @ 12 hrs per day.) It still seems to work fine but, I've just never experienced a change in the colour of the light like that. It's either burning hotter, or has something inside the bulb that is causing to to shine white rather than orange.

Either way, it's weird and I am going to put my LED in there instead.

First pic is from April 6th before I harvested my Seedsmans, and the second is from April 14. You can see the difference right?

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Topic starter Posted : April 16, 2020 4:48 pm
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So when I went down to check, the light was off lol. Burnt the fuck out. She is really dead. The glass even was a bit warped (the last pic) so, probably good when it did. So, if your HPS light starts turning from yellow to white, get rid of that bulb  🤐 

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Topic starter Posted : April 16, 2020 8:53 pm
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WOW, shitty buzz. Hope you had a spare kicking around.

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Posted : April 16, 2020 10:11 pm
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Yeah kinda... 🤩 

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Topic starter Posted : April 16, 2020 10:14 pm
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100 % noted! Lol well fuck eh?

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Fuck indeed. Could have been a lot worse. 😶 

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Topic starter Posted : April 16, 2020 11:16 pm
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@templegrower what can happen worst case? Fire?

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@colacody Yeah, that would be my worry. Even if licensed to grow MED, try claiming that with your insurance.. Not likely gonna fly. 😐 

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@@templegrower can you install a fire retardant system. Like one of the ones that explode fire retardant if it senses smoke? May fuck the plants but a fire would likely do that anyways....may be worth an investment.

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Typically an end of life HPS bulb will blow/melt down without troubles as long as the fixture is properly constructed. Hundreds blow every day around the world without fire or else everyone would have stopped using them long ago. They should be and most are designed not to create combustion under any circumstances.

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