This extremely versatile grow light can use either HPS and MH bulbs and and vary their output by dimming the bulbs! The Galaxy dimmable grow light system comes with your choice of the Econowing reflector, which is constructed out of textured aluminum and offers excellent reflective and diffusion properties on a budget, or the Yield Master 6" reflector which offers excellent illumination and uniformity. The Yield Master reflector comes standard with a protective glass lens and 6" air-cool openings on both sides which allows them to be attached to duct and fan cooled. 3 year manufacturer's warranty on the reflector and ballast and 1 year on the bulb. Requires standard 120 volt outlet. Galaxy ballast output settings are 500, 750, 1000, & 1100 watts.
Galaxy Grow Light System Includes
- Your choice of reflector with 15' power cord
- Galaxy dimmable ballast + 6' power cord
- Add your choice of bulbs discounted $20 or more off retail!
Galaxy Grow Light Specifications
PLANT GROW LIGHT GUIDE
- Light output:
- 140,000 lumens (HPS)
- 110,000 lumens (MH)
- 110,000 lumens (Dual Arc)
- Wattage: 1,000 (8.75 amps 120v)
- Primary growing area: 8' x 8'
- Secondary growing area: 12' x 12'
- Recommended height above plants: 30" to 60"
- Heat output: Very High
- Average bulb life:
- 20,000 hours (HPS)
- 10,000 hours (MH)
- 12,000 hours (Dual Arc)
- 17" x 6" x 4" (Galaxy Ballast)
- 21" x 15" x 6" (Econowing Reflector)
- 24" x 22" x 8" (Yield Master Reflector)
Item # 5617130, 5617140, 5616435
The growing areas listed above assume the light bulbs are being used in a
with a reflector similar in quality to the ones offered on this web site.
Primary - Use this area if the grow light
will be the main or only source of light for the plants. This includes areas where
minimal light comes from
windows or standard house/office lights.
Secondary - Use this area if the grow light
will be used in a greenhouse or other area that receives direct sunlight for part
of the day to supplement the light from the sun.
Type of Bulb
Average Bulb Temperature
T5 (LED & Fluorescent)
100 to 120° F
CFL (Compact Fluorescent)
130 to 180° F
220 to 260° F
MH and HPS
450 to 550° F
Long Should Grow Lights Run?
|This depends on the type of plant. Foliage plants
need about 14-16 hours of light per day. Flowering plants need 12-16 hours of
light per day. You should give most plants at least 8 hours of total darkness
daily. Try to have the lights on at the same time every day. Using an automatic
timer for your lights is recommended to make it easier.
Electrical Cost to Run a Grow Light System
| To get the operating cost per hour for a light,
take the lights combined wattage, and divide it by 1000 to get the kilowatts used.
Then multiply that number by the amount your electric company charges per kilowatt
hour. HID lights will use the number of watts it emits per hour, ie; 600w system
will use 600 watts per hour (regardless of spectrum).
(light wattage output
electricity cost per kilowatt hour
= Operating cost per hour
operating cost per hour x hours
used per month = Operating cost per month