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by OFFTHATGAS93 about January 11 - report

What is better more light coverage not really much difference in both or more watts consumed 1200W LED grow light can replace traditional 800 watt HPS/MH while consuming only 305 watts! More effective coverage area than any reflector series lights. perfect for a 3x3ft growing area at 24" height. MAXIMUM ENERGY SAVING- It can replace 1000W HPS/MH while consuming only 280 watt. Best hang height at 24",Core Coverage area at 64"*64"(5.4*5.4ft). Maximum coverage area at 76"*76"(6.4*6.4ft)
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    justme 0 points - January 11

    I don't think it will penitrate as deep into a canopy as an MH/HPS fixture or I would have already switched. Another turnoff for me with LEDs is the purple light but if that is what it takes I guess I could live with it. That don't mean I have to like it. I tried one grow with a cheap LED fixture and didn't have anywhere close to as good of a yeild as I have everytime with the MH/HPS fixture. I couldn't get my canopy as deep because of less penitration. They would be fine for growing a 8-10 inch deep canopy but if you get 20-30 inches deep they just won't get down in there like the HPS bulbs. I am thinking about tring a NextLight Mega this summer. It pulls 650 watts from the wall and is suppose to be able to replace a double ended 1000 watt HPS at a 5x5 flowering footprint but I will beleive it when I see it for myself. LEDs are relatively new. People has been growing with the MH/HPS light systems since indoor cultivation started (30+ years). They have already went through the improval process and are still going strong today. Since they are still changing the diodes in the LG TVs I imagine they are still changing the light diodes in the grow lights. When they stop changing you will know they have finally reached there maximum potential. They have no comparative way to give you specifications on them so it is hard to know what you are buying. When I buy a 1000 watt Eye Hortilux bulb I know that I am getting a quality time tested product. Just my take on LEDs at the moment. I hope to be able to go to LEDs one day and get just as much yeild for my time while using less electricity and also producing less heat but until that day comes I will just stick with the old reliable. My power bill is only around $30 bucks higher a month with my grow going. $120.00 is not bad on electricity to grow 4 big plants from seed to harvest in my opinion. The heat is a much worse issue. That would actually be the only reason for me to change. For those of you running more than one tent, I can see where the electricity use would add up quickly. 

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    • chubby441
      chubby441
      841 points -
      January 11

      I agree JT. ..a dollar a day, and you have great results with MH/HPS it's hard to pull the trigger.The LED light I want is around $900.00 and I need two. If I was just starting to grow, I would probably go LED for the obvious reasons. For now, I'm gunna ...  more

    • justme
      justme
      3.814 points -
      January 11

      O' YEA! There is some people that grow great big plants with LEDs but I am not ready to pull the trigger since I am having great success with this site and my MH/HPS light. When I do buy one it will be a high quality LED such as the NextLight Mega. I will...  more

    • OFFTHATGAS93
      OFFTHATGAS93
      696 points -
      January 11

      It should do it for.now plants are still small and getting a 2nd led soon same one good reviews

    • justme
      justme
      3.814 points -
      January 11

      Awesome!

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    caiman 6.702 points - January 11

    tents are 6' tall. light may take up too much roon

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    • OFFTHATGAS93
      OFFTHATGAS93
      696 points -
      January 11

      I got room no problem least 10 fthi

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    Hulk 1.198 points - January 11

    More watts in my opinion can always rotate plants its what i do to max out qty of plants
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    • OFFTHATGAS93
      OFFTHATGAS93
      696 points -
      January 11

      Ok gl I was thinking the same

    • chubby441
      chubby441
      841 points -
      January 11

      Rotating plants is smart .

    • SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      4.721 points -
      January 12

      i rotate mine 1/4 turn every time i go for a peek. i can always use more/better light penetration

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    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 4.721 points - January 11

    I cant speak for the HPS/MH lights. that stuff is too hot running for me. burn the fooking house down. I use LEDS. not even the pricey ones and frankly i can use more light but a few regular growers here do well with CFLs and T5s.. 

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    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      1.011 points -
      January 11

      I am testing a 400 watt hps light now in a 32 x 32 tent and with the exhaust connected to the enclosed hood it is much cooler in that tent than it is with any of my 300 watt LEDs. I wonder why the don’t make an enclosed hood for LED’s. The buds are about ...  more

    • justme
      justme
      3.814 points -
      January 12

      I never have problems with heat in my 4x4 with a 1000 watt HPS in my fixture. I do have have an air cooled hood though.

    • justme
      justme
      3.814 points -
      January 12

      In the summer my air conditioner runs too much to enrich with Co2 though.

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    Skunkaroo 198 points - January 11

    You may want to look at the 315 lec as seen on grow weed easy .com...they grew over a pound with it in a 2x4 tent.It will cover up to a 4x4.Im using a platinum led p300 in my 2x4 space and it does well. It pulls 180 watts at the wall with both veg and flower switches...the p300 and the 315 lec are the same price..i think the 315 lec will give better yields..
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    Idagrow 679 points - January 11

    I can grow weed...But I can't work a tablet!! This is information for a link on Youtube... By NoCalGrow...LED vs 1000watt Double-Ended HPS Medical Cannabis Grow Test...can't cut and paste on this...But worth a look! Saw it awhile back researching LED's. I remember finding a company that has high-end COB strip fixtures similar to these. Any names of companies that carry these? 

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  • 19.122

    harley24 19.122 points - January 12

    I have used both types of lighting, but for me the LED lights seem to be doing better as far as the quality of my buds. I have even used both of these type lights together for a few grows, and the results were really good. I had a 1000 watt hps light in the middle and Led lights on each side of the Hps. I can only do this once a year because of the heat issues, but i wish i could use this method all the time. Peace

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    stick 12.923 points - January 12

    My main concern is light penatration not watts consumed.

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    • Skunkaroo
      Skunkaroo
      198 points -
      January 12

      Ya, i was skeptical about the platinum p300 but i bought it anyhow, i have to say i am very impressed with the little feller, its plenty power for a medium sized setup, i have three jock horror under it , untrained and the bottom buds are happy and plump,...  more

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