I'm gonna go with the BL's for now, and in the meantime do some more research on the HID setup. What is the difference between Mercury Vapor and Mercury Discharge? Ole's time's are reasonable(and close to mine with BLB's) but with a lower wattage lamp than what jking's using, whose times seem long.
I'm looking into this because in the sun (inconsistent from day to day) I can dodge and burn some whereas in a UV box I really can't accomplish it with out increasing the distance between my neg and lights which would cause me to stand there for toooo long. Those of you who use HID's do you find it possible to dodge and burn at all better/easier or am I wasting my time with switching?