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Legoman

Budget light advice, build a LED or go HPS

Hello I have around £100 to spend on the best light possible. 

 

I was going to go with a 600w hps with digital ballast but then I came across DIY LED lights. 

 

Has anyone built a LED that out preforms the HPS for under £100, I have also seen driver less cobs that run off 220v but they seem far to cheap to be any good.

 

Thanks

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in short, no.

hps is the best bang for your buck imho, for under a ton.

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Flowering area is what you need to decide on first then decide on lights etc. But under £100 for led emmm.

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8 minutes ago, badbillybob said:

in short, no.

hps is the best bang for your buck imho, for under a ton.

 

Just now, tokenroll said:

Flowering area is what you need to decide on first then decide on lights etc. But under £100 for led emmm.

 

Thanks guys, I'm guessing it's best to stick to HPS. 

 

Reason I asked was because I've seen LED cobs that run off 220v and are like a few quid per LED, but seem far to cheap to be any good. 

 

Could be something to look in to for supplemental lighting.

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If you want led do it right the first time or you will have a room full of door jams. Plenty of led info/grow diaries and led site sponsor knows his shit...

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12 minutes ago, tokenroll said:

If you want led do it right the first time or you will have a room full of door jams. Plenty of led info/grow diaries and led site sponsor knows his shit...

 

I will get the 600w hps then :)

 

It will also give me time to research what I need to build a LED that's the equivalent of the hps.

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get your £100 hps for now and look at saving up after your first/second  grow has finished for a led for the third run you do m8 

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There's decent 600w HPS dimmables for under 100 quid, if you're on a budget like me it's a no brainer. Leave LEDs on the horizon for now, HPS is beginning to look obsolete but it still does the job.

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