An Excellent Low Cost Grow Light!Unused 150 watt High Pressure Sodium (HPS) Grow light system specifically manufactured and optimized for indoor use. It uses a TOP NOTCH ballast.The Concentrating optics delivers higher light levels on target with less electricity. This reflectorfixture gives you the power of a spotlight to concentrate enough light on your plants using just a 150 w HPS bulb.Plugs into a standard household outlet! PERFECT FOR SMALLER GARDENS.GREAT FOR ORCHID GROWING! Excellent choice for SEED STARTING! Over Winter Plants! Make’s a Great Work Light in the Off Season! Remote Ballast, Fixture Head Hangs by Bail!Features:High Red Light Content for Growth!Plants most efficiently use red light for photosynthesis. (Plants are green because they reflect green light back!) The deep orange light of this HPS lamp contains plenty of nutritious red light. Powerful Output Gives MORE GROWTH! It’s 3.54 times brighter than a 4’ two bulb shoplight!! Good for starting and Full scale production! Don’t be fooled by the over ratings given to compact fluorescents. This fixture is exactly 8.33 times brighter than a 30 watt compact fluorescent. (Unfortunately these 30 watt bulbs are often hyped as 150 watt bulbs. )Low Electric Bill Saves your CASH$$Weoffer these with a special low heat loss linear reactor ballast that saves you about 20 watts over a standard 150 w HPS system. Over the life of the bulb, it adds up to a $45.6 light bill savings. (e=$.08/Kwhr, 28.5 Khr lamp life)Remote Ballast for Maximum Product Life!Heat kills ballasts! The ballast & igniter is what starts and operates a HPS bulb. Rather than cram a ballast in a little box with a hot burning lamp, we separate the awkward electric components in a remote ballast enclosure. Cheap Long Lasting BulbsYou’ll save time and money on light bulbs too! These 150 watt HPS lamps have a rated life of 28,500 hours. (technically , rated life = half life of bulb population) They only cost about $12 to replace! This is much better than those overpriced compact fluorescents that only last 8 to 10,000 hoursEasy to use and StoreThe light weight fixture head is easy to position, while the heavy bulky ballast enclosure sits on the ground. The fixture cord nicely wraps around a nice set of plated ears.Our Concentrating Optics are GoodThe light off of a 150 watt bulb is bright enough for starting, but not intense enough for growing if you don’t concentrate the light. Look at the grow "lights" that are being cobbled together and sold here. Most of them have open ends. Light flies out the ends and hits your walls. Do you want to light up your room or do you need to feed your plants with light? Very little consideration seems to be given to how light ricochets off of a reflector and out the ends either and on your walls. What a waste!Other guys put a reflector in a box. This is an improvement, but light still gets trapped in internal reflections, bouncing back and forth between the ends of the box or the ends and the reflector or the reflector with itself. The optical efficiency of these "shoe box" lights is so poor that hardly anyone in the lighting industry publishes the numbers. Typically only 40 to 60% of the light generated by the arc gets out of the fixture. You are simply not getting the light you are paying for. On the other hand, spun reflectors, like the one this fixture uses, are not perfect. But they deliver about 76% of the light from the arc. And they are able to concentrate the light straight down on your plants.All New Electricals All this is new: (1) Ultra Low Heat Linear reactor 150 watt HPS ballast (uses It use 4 watts less energy than other linear reactor ballasts and 20 watts less than competitive ballasts . This ballast’s laminations are vacuum impregnated with insulation to optimize cooling and generate about lowest sound rating in the industry. Cheaper cores are just slopped full of orange varnish that’s prone to have air bubbles. The high temperature igniter (105 C) is the big bottle type, not the little bolt on type that can cause problems. This is the most reliable 150 watt ballast we’ve ever used! (2) 150 w HPS medium base bulb(3)Power Cord(4) Remote fixture head with ceramic socket and cord set.(5) Plated cord storage earsThe only thing that is not brand spanking new 1st quality is the ballast case. They were blemished when we got them. But we repainted them to save you $$$. Glass is Usually BadSometimes you’ll see lights with glass lens. Glass actually hinders optical performance. You can see yourself in a glass pane because glass reflects back about 10% of the light that strikes it head on. (It’s snell’s law from basic physics) But suppose the light does not hit the glass head on. If it hit’s the glass at more than a 50 degree angle, much of the light is actually absorbed by the glass or reflected. And most of those rectangular box lights you see have so poorly shaped reflectors that can’t direct light straight down. And what happens with this absorbed light? Well, it’s converted into heat. Why pay extra for less light? I’ll offer extra friendly advice on the heat issue. The Lord designed plants for sunlight. And natural sunlight is 50 to 100 times more intense than this light fixture. Do plants suffer for it? NO! Heat energy is actually beneficial. It’s used with light to create sugar. It’s the other half of the photosynthesis reaction. That’s why when we grow corn, we pay close attention to plant degree days. Plants like it hot! Onhot days, you can almost hear the corn grow!Only when you’re growing stuff in unventilated spaces is heat ever an issue. The only way the use of glass can make sense is in completely sealed and power vented fixtures. Terms of Sale: Payment Options: PayPal Credit Card (see logo's at bottom of listing for the cards we accept.)PayPal Balance - funded by an existing balance in your PayPal account.PayPal e-Check - funded by the bank account associated with your PayPal account. Please remember that PayPal will hold the clearance of the payment for at least 5 business days. When they clear the payment, we are allowed to ship.Shipping Options:Domestic Shipments -Fedex Ground Home Delivery- Fedex site states this service takes from 4-6 days (dependent on weekends & holidays), in the Continental US. This includes a tracking number. (We use either Fedex or USPS - our choice.)USPS Parcel Post - includes delivery confirmation. The USPS website states this takes 2-9 days in the Continental US and up to 11 days for AK/HI - on average. (We only ship AK/HI via USPS services.) (We use either Fedex or USPS - our choice.)USPS Priority Mail - includes delivery confirmation and the site states it takes 2 days to most areas with some being 3 days. To be on the safe side, especially during busy seasons, allow up to 4-5 days for this method. (You may upgrade to this service - see below.)International Shipments - (CANADA)USPSFirst Class InternationalMail - The USPS site doesn't state a delivery time frame for this method. It is safe to say that you would be able to expect anywhere from 7-21 days minimum. (Only available for packages weighing 4 lbs or less).USPS International Priority Mail - The USPS site states that the delivery time on this service is 6-10 days. All International Shipments via USPS have no tracking capability.For International Shipments - we do combine your purchases to save you money on shipping. See item listing for more details.Handling Time -Our normal turnaround time is 1-2 business days, however, per eCRATER rules - and due to unforeseen circumstances- such as hidden damage - handling time may be up to 2-3 weeks on this item - depending on demand.We don't often have a long turnaround time - as can be seen from our feedback - though it is just good business to let you know it is a possibility, on occasion. For more details about our policies - please see our about me page.Contact Us:Please feel free to contact us with ANY questions - use the link at the top of the page or email firstname.lastname@example.org May God Bless all you do!Visit My eCRATER Store: Great Lights 4 Less We'll leave the light on for you!