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    Another lighting question

    Okay so I’m just trying to figure out, will I get better yeilds with 192w HO t5 or 400w hps @ 75%?? I know that dimming the ballast diminishes spectrum and degrades the bulb quicker but I’m not really worried about my bulb life span. I just want to know if I’m missing out on a little better yeild using the t5 instead of the hps @ 75%? Also my plants are not scrog which I know is best for t5. Just 4 topped and lst’d Autos. Tia
    “Pounds of weed. Sour D. That medical for my allergies.” - Juicy J

    Second Grow:

    Sweet Tooth Autos (4)
    192w t5 (veg) 400w HPS (flwr) 24/0hr
    3 Gal Smart Pots
    FoxFarm Trio
    +Open Sesame

    First grow:

    150w hps hydro grow (DIY)

    Current Grow:

    (1) new420guy Black Domina and P98 Bubba Kush
    192w t5
    Rapid Rooter/Jiffy-Pot/5 Gal Smart Pot
    FF BushDoctor Coco-Loco
    FF Nutrient Trio + CaliMagic

    Yields are based on energy consumption. So 400w HPS will yield more if all other factors are ignored.
    Now reality is, your t5 could potentially have a larger light foot print...which may fit more plants under it.
    HPS can penetrate much further than cfl... so if you have less plants that are taller, HPS would be a better option.
    Lots of variables to consider here, your individual set up has a lot to do with these factors.
    4x4 600w HID empty for summer
    3x3 400w HID with Bruce Banner and Skywalker Kush
    2x2 65w Quantum Board LED with 4 mother strains
    running all simultaneously for a perpetual harvests.


    • Juicyj89
      Juicyj89 commented
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      Okay I think I can work with that info and decipher what to do. Thanks bro.

    • Toker1
      Toker1 commented
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      👍 sounds good!

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