Just wanted to know what you think i should do concerning heat problems
i'm getting with my 600w setup.
I have a 1.2mtr square tent and after using a 400w for years i thought
(why im now in a house i actually own - perk. no yearly inspections) i will
try a 600w setup... more lumens ofcourse
Anyhows.... I thought i'd
prepard well in the way of buying a cool-tube, air-con and a 550 m3/
airflow rate extractor fan right away knowing the heat may be an issue with
a 600w bulb.
Oh No... didnt expect 84Â°+ which is what i'm getting. Ok heres how i got
it setup. I have the front of my air-con coverd and some 4" ducting comming
off it, i've put a 4" hole in the bottom of my tent so basically i have ducting
comming off the front of my air-con directing cool air into my tent, then theres
a T-Piece connected to the tent's 4" hole on the inside and to that i have made
a ring of ducting that fits to the T-Piece then runs around the floor of my tent with
little holes in it now and then to disspearse the cool air evenly around the tent (hope
your with me up to now)
Above i have a Cool-Tube as mentioned with a Carbon Filter connected to one side
of it then extracted with my fan from the other, I also have a 3ft tall oscilatiing slim
fan. Now i want to know what you guys think of this idea.
I'm thinking of dissconnecting the carbon filter and have the air-con comming
into the tent then connecting it straight to the cool-tube.? I have another good
extractor for the carbon filter if i do this. My concern is what would happen sending
such cold air right to the bulb.? i know i know..... glass cracked when going from
cold to hot or vice versa BUT what i'm thinking is the cold air will be their as soon
as the bulb is turned on and therefore the bulb wont be hot, also thinking that it
will keep the bulb cooler from the start.?
I dont know if it would work setting it up that way.? I have ordered a 400w ballast
and new MH/HPS bulbs but if i can sort out the temp asap i can keep with the 600w
system which obviously is better.
Another thing i got told today is that a 600w ballast will run a 400w bulb .? if so i
may run 2x400w instead, either way i need to decide within the next week :(
Any thought's or ideas is greatly appreciated ppl, would love to know if anyone has
run a 400w bulb on a 600w ballast.
The Ducting i've got running around the floor wasnt done when i took this picky
but it goes once around the edges of the tent:
Peace Out Guys.