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KateAdam

LED Lights - feeling a bit lost

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Well I have a Viparspecta 300, it draws about 130w. 130 is the more important. 

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How about swapping one of your HPS for a CMH? Yeild would be down a little but less heat but still a useful amount of heat in the winter and plants seem to respond to light cycle changes quicker, i. e. Two weeks of 12/12 looks like 3 weeks under HPS. 

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9 hours ago, Muppet said:

Have you looked at CMH lighting? Two 315w are a reasonable substitute for 1kw of HPS

 

I'm going to disagree with that - In my experience HPS wattage and CMH wattage are comparable. If you swapped out 2x315 for 1000w you will be disappointed. 2x315 for a 600 is a fair switch.

 

CMH will give you a nicer product and should shave a week or so off your finishing time, but it won't IME give you more that the equivalent HPS setup. 

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Dunno, I see the 315w as equivalent to about 450w of HPS. I swapped 1kw of HPS for 2x CMH and sure yeild was down a little but offset against using 1/3 less leccy and knocking a week off flowering t'was worth it! 

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@KateAdam 2x265w kits job done. will give you what you need in that size a tent. Other than quantum board panels from hlg, samsung strip builds no other leds compare period. Anyone telling you that burple leds are great needs a good slapping as they are just justifying what they spent their money on, and because some stupid review told them what they wanted to hear. 

I have grown with hps, purples, cobs now quantum boards so I know my shit on leds, experience from a grower that says it as it is, has documented grows, is all you should really need.

Toke...

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And I know how to judge the evidence before my eyes. I am fully prepared to to be leave that the future of our lighting is full spectrum COBs. but they're not there yet. 

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You could use LED for the next new growing. My bro switch from HPS to LED in flower, not a so good result. But with LED startly, the difference is obviously

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What are your thoughts on either purchasing a 600w dimmable HPS or a 600/1000w LED, both full spectrum. I need to fill a 80x80x160 tent with 1/2 plants in at a time and need some help! 

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