Edited by el_ronhub_bird, 17 August 2021 - 01:27 PM.
Posted 17 August 2021 - 01:24 PM
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Posted 17 August 2021 - 01:59 PM
Did you make your own or did you buy a name brand? I have always been HID (over 50 years). I did have a blurple early on and I made on that was OK. After I move and get settled, I'll definitely be going LED
Posted 17 August 2021 - 04:11 PM
Posted 20 August 2021 - 04:48 PM
Buying another LED has been on the long to do list for a while. Three plants under the one has been okay but I know one more light would be way better. You can see how they bend towards it trying to get that sweet ass light
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Posted 04 February 2022 - 02:18 PM
I switched to LED exclusively for veg and flower. Just picked up a Mars Hydro FC 3000 dimmable bar style LED for my veg and it rocks compared to the old fluorescent 8 bay fixture I had that the hydro store sold me at an outrageous price and five of the 8 bulbs eventually burnt out so I ordered more and they burnt out within weeks. I love that the Mars Hydro is full spectrum and has a 5 year warranty. In the flower room I got 2 HLG 650 Quantum boards that are killing it. My buds are denser and tighter with more resin production. I need to pick up a CO2 burner so I can utilize both of the HLG because they are so intense that I scaled back to using just one for 4 plants. I don't even run them at full power. I love LED. I think they're just getting better with the countless new models coming out. The competition is strong. If I ever replace the HLG quantum boards in my flower room I'll probably go with Mars Hydro LEDs. Just my experience so far. I have done a couple harvests with the LEDs so far with Blue Gelato and Sugar Punch.
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Posted 06 February 2022 - 12:08 PM
I have been rockin' my QB 132's for a long time (3500K), easy to DIY and build a cheap aluminum frame. It's easier than you think to put a setup together for much less. I also have a QB96 3 light setup, both systems will destroy a 2x4 tent at 250 watts. The QB96's are intense and don't over do it, you will cook leaves like there is NO tomorrow.
Edited by MushLuvR, 06 February 2022 - 12:09 PM.
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Posted 26 February 2022 - 01:14 PM
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Posted 27 February 2022 - 01:55 AM
I got some of the red/blue flexible LED strips with adhesive backing and connectors, stuck them to a chunk of 1" foam insulation board, plugged into a DC wall wart then into a timer. Couldn't be any simpler and way cheaper than pre-made units, like a quarter of the price.
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Posted 27 February 2022 - 11:29 AM
@el_ronhub_bird, sure man, I've been meaning to get Active in the GrassRoots section anyway. The lights are currently off so I can't grab any photo's right now, I actually just flipped both tents 3 days ago. I run my lights 8pm - 8am. Cooler and Cheaper rates after 8.
I'll start working on the text portion today, and compile everything tonight and get it up and running SOON.
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