Received green tinted reflector with HPS fixture: IS CORRECT?


#1

I am just wondering, and I believe I know the answer, that I ordered a 600 watt dimmable etc hps light fixture, the auction showed a silver non tinted reflector, then I received one that is tinted green! I believe that is wrong for high pressure sodium, the plants won’t soak up the light for flowering, OR maybe this is how it is supposed to be, but I don’t believe so, unless there is some sort of secret I never read or seen on youtube, etc. It would in theory shine green reflected light, and the hps, unsure what hue that would be, reddish with green, ha, ya know.


#2

hey Bud, not to sound like a smart ass… is it possible that there is a peel off scratch protection film on it?
I am sure that you know that plants reflect the color green…


#3

Oh my God, thanks, I figured it out thanks to your help, it is indeed a green plastic film. I feel so stupid, I even emailed the sellers about this. I mean, its dark in my living room and it just so looked like anodizing. Thanks a whole lot, I appreciate it.


#4

Good question. I have never seen that, but honestly have to yield to…Are you sure it is not a tight piece of protection film? As mentioned

How about a pik?


#5

Yeah, as already mentioned, it was pointed out that it was a tight fitting piece of film. I wonder how many folks started using one of these reflector lights, not knowing and a newby, and came back later to find a melted piece of plastic film ruining their bulb, or worse, a fire. I myself had already read that green light is not absorbed, so I was up in arms about it, but imagine if I had been someone who just does things without doing a lot of reading, best case scenario just needing a new bulb, worse case, ole smokey in the grow room.


#6

Sorry I missed that the 1st time. Glad you caught on in time. Peace