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All i have ever used is halos am i really missing out not using the hps is it that much of a difference for that much of an invesment whats are the differences?
 

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Dude there is no comparison…like 8, 500W halogens = one 400W HPS in lumens… I’m not even goan get into this … someone else will give you ALL the details..But I will say that there is no comparison in the lights…but I will say I have shot lots of fish under a few 500W halogens...and I know a lot of guys that run nothing but halogens…I like fat chicks, you might like skinny gurls …to each his own…i run HPS
 

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Dude there is no comparison…like 8, 500W halogens = one 400W HPS in lumens… I’m not even goan get into this … someone else will give you ALL the details..But I will say that there is no comparison in the lights…but I will say I have shot lots of fish under a few 500W halogens...and I know a lot of guys that run nothing but halogens…I like fat chicks, you might like skinny gurls …to each his own…i run HPS
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Here is the lighting data page that was on the old site.
 

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Worth it??? I have shot out of rigs with both set ups and with my 8 halos I can see just as many fish as a rig with 400w hps. Yeah, he might be a brighter and shine farther..........but for the 95% of fish shot within 10 yards of the boat it doesn't make much if any difference IMO. As far as depth/light penetration I checked with a marked arrow in tainted water and there was maybe an inch difference with the 400w hps being better.

Cost vs value.............for me there is none. Halo fixtures are WAY cheaper, lighter and easier to find just about anywhere. And standard lamps are less than a buck if you buy in qty.

dual lamp halo fixture / 400w hps
Cost: $20 / $115
Weight: 2lb / 33lb
repl lamp: $1 / $7
Color index: 98 / 22 (sunlight being 100)
Start up: instant / 2-7 min delay
lumen per watt: 20:1 / 120:1
 

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Worth it??? I have shot out of rigs with both set ups and with my 8 halos I can see just as many fish as a rig with 400w hps. Yeah, he might be a brighter and shine farther..........but for the 95% of fish shot within 10 yards of the boat it doesn't make much if any difference IMO. As far as depth/light penetration I checked with a marked arrow in tainted water and there was maybe an inch difference with the 400w hps being better.

Cost vs value.............for me there is none. Halo fixtures are WAY cheaper, lighter and easier to find just about anywhere. And standard lamps are less than a buck if you buy in qty.

dual lamp halo fixture / 400w hps
Cost: $20 / $115
Weight: 2lb / 33lb
repl lamp: $1 / $7
Color index: 98 / 22 (sunlight being 100)
Start up: instant / 2-7 min delay
lumen per watt: 20:1 / 120:1
sure true but if you run HPS you can get a way smaller way quietier genny and never change a bulb...unless it gets broken
 

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Worth it??? I have shot out of rigs with both set ups and with my 8 halos I can see just as many fish as a rig with 400w hps. Yeah, he might be a brighter and shine farther..........but for the 95% of fish shot within 10 yards of the boat it doesn't make much if any difference IMO. As far as depth/light penetration I checked with a marked arrow in tainted water and there was maybe an inch difference with the 400w hps being better.

Cost vs value.............for me there is none. Halo fixtures are WAY cheaper, lighter and easier to find just about anywhere. And standard lamps are less than a buck if you buy in qty.

dual lamp halo fixture / 400w hps
Cost: $20 / $115
Weight: 2lb / 33lb
repl lamp: $1 / $7
Color index: 98 / 22 (sunlight being 100)
Start up: instant / 2-7 min delay
lumen per watt: 20:1 / 120:1
good way to put it. im a halo fan. i had a boat with 10 150 hps. when i build my new boat i went back to12 300 halos. see just as many fish i cant see a lot of differents. but thats my opion.
 

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I have shot over both. I have 350 ultras on my boat and love em!!
 

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Mine where on the boat when i bought it so im not sure. Google it or somebody on here im sure would know.
 

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Worth it??? I have shot out of rigs with both set ups and with my 8 halos I can see just as many fish as a rig with 400w hps. Yeah, he might be a brighter and shine farther..........but for the 95% of fish shot within 10 yards of the boat it doesn't make much if any difference IMO. As far as depth/light penetration I checked with a marked arrow in tainted water and there was maybe an inch difference with the 400w hps being better.
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Cost vs value.............for me there is none. Halo :hbfixtures are WAY cheaper, lighter and easier to find just about anywhere. And standard lamps are less than a buck if you buy in qty.

dual lamp halo fixture / 400w hps
Cost: $20 / $115
Weight: 2lb / 33lb
repl lamp: $1 / $7
Color index: 98 / 22 (sunlight being 100)
Start up: instant / 2-7 min delay
lumen per watt: 20:1 / 120:1

Totally agree
 
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