It pulls 438 at the wall. Judging with my own eyes, it is not as bright as a 1000w, but it's damn close. It is brighter than a 600w though. Regardless, it's very powerful and so far I'm having fun playing with it.
My biggest problem with LEDs is that my whole style of growing is based around air cooling HID lamps. Air cooling is not possible or necessary for LEDs so if i make the switch to LEDs, I'll have to completely revamp my whole setup. So for now, I'll just wait to see results with my own eyes. If I'm that impressed by it then I'll consider making the change
I guess it matters on how strong the light is. I have to heat my room if lights are dimmed 50-70%, once I go above 70%, I need to start acing the room to stay low to mid 80's
Growing under led, temps and humidity should be different. There is a lot of infrared light in hid lighting which equates to heat, this is why we grow at 76-78 under those. Led should be at 84-86f and 75%-80% humidity to stay within vpd. This equates to the same heat felt on the leaf surface given the difference in hid to led. This was a big difference for what I was used too, i went from always needing an ac, to sometimes needing heat while things are young and lights are dimmed. Also, I stopped needing dehumidifiers and started needing cool mist humidifiers to maintain that RH. It changed the whole air system to my setup, I can no longer have an outtake fan and filter in tent, it would always be sucking out rh and was impossible to maintain those levels given. I now have the tent sealed, a small fan shooting the ac or heat air (depending on growth stage) in the bottom, it creates positive pressure in tent, the air escapes from seems but not fast enough to kill RH, levels are controlled by automation. The fan and scrubber is now outside the tent in the room the tent is in exhausting the dirty air outside the ac vent once its scrubbed. I also noticed a huge increase in the need for magnesium going to led, I had to put 1 gram of Epsom salt in every gallon of feed, I now use Mag AMP by cutting edge solutions just for ease.
It's been a huge learning curve for me too, hopefully leaning on each other we can make this a little easier. I would really appreciate your feedback and knowledge learned as you progress, it really is the new frontier. Good luck. Blessings, brother.
Edited by dpwishy, 01 February 2020 - 05:58 PM.