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I know this might be a strange question but, does anyone know of a place that might sell HPS floodlights cheap or for a reasonable price. I'm trying to keep the budget down to minimal with my setup. Looking to spend $50 to $75 a light.
 

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depending on watts you want, your price will vary. Cruz the net and see were you can come up with, is the only suggestion I can give ya.
 

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Econolight for plug and go. Or eBay for kits to wire up yourself.
 

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econolight for sure. Cheapest place I have foun, and I have been looking for a long time for cheaper
 

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not sure what your taking about when you say remote ballast. but I'm setup with a small generator 900 watt max so I'm lookin at maybe 4 to 5 100 watts forlights
 

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a remote ballast, as I understand it, Is pretty much gutting the lights and only leave the bulb in the housing. Then putting all the guts in a box more centrally located for a better weight distribution. HPS are pretty heavy this way you dont sink the front of your boat
 

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not sure what your taking about when you say remote ballast. but I'm setup with a small generator 900 watt max so I'm lookin at maybe 4 to 5 100 watts forlights
You'd probably be best off with 3 of the econolight 150watt HPS HPF lights. They are the ones that have a capacitor in them are use a lot less power than the NPF lights.
The 100 watt HPS from econolight put out 9000 lumens each. Your generator would probably run 4 of these. That gives you a total of 36000 lumens. Their 150 watt HPS put out 15000 lumens each. Your generator could probably run 3 of these. Possibly 4 but your generator would be loaded. But even with 3 your total lumen output would be 45000. I've shot over 6 of the 150watts and they light the water up really good. I'm hooking 4 of them up on my boat for this spring. I bought kits and am building a ballast box for them instead of the plug-and-goes from econolight. Good luck in whatever you decide.
 

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ok. I'm thinking of going with the hps lights, but I'm curious, Halogen won't work? I'm mean looking at the differenceinprice. willing to spend the money but if I can save sone and getthe same results. just thinking
 

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Halogens work just fine. I used those up until this year. The downside is they take a lot of power and don't put off a ton of light. But for $30 I had 4 500watt lights. But the 500 watts only put out about 9000 lumens and you could only run one on your generator. They also have a really white light that puts off a lot a glare making them sub-par for dirty water. Where HPS puts off a very orange light and gives better visibility in dirty water.
 

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personally I would try a couple of Halos first, just to make sure you like night shooting. I run 6 500watt halos, but am saving up to switch to HPS. the reason is because I plan on running 8 150 HPS lights so I can have people shoot all around the boat not just up front. I really never had any problems with my Halos and still would recomend them to anyone just getting into the sport.
 

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I was going to go the way of the 150 HPS light and run a small generator. After considerable reading the 50 watt LED just seemed to be a better choice for me. So I purchased 10 of them. When you buy 10 at a time it get a bit cheaper {$74.00 each}. No noise and very bight light.
 
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