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    Led vs hps

    I have a 6 bucket rdwc setup with 2 600w hps lights. I have been satisfied with the results. Lately I’ve been contemplating switching to led lighting to ease up on the electric bill, and lower the temp in the room.
    Any recommendations on comparable leds?

    #2
    What size is your grow space?

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    • Realdeal
      Realdeal commented
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      My grow room is 5’x6’

    #3
    Hey Realdeal
    It had been awhile since I started growing again and I chose Blurple LEDs. They were definitely cooler running and used less electricity but I recently upgraded to a quantum board 450 watt led light for a 4x4 grow tent. In the first week of flower so i
    am anxiously watching and hoping for increased yields.
    Good Luck with your grow!

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      #4
      I've never used HPS or the ilk but I've heard they can do funny things to UHF or VHF reception.
      Experience has shown me that my LED makes my TV antenna worthless at about 10'.
      My HLG 360 Elite doesn't mess with anything but the metal plates in my head.
      Rich people make poor people.
      Poor people make rich people.
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        #5
        A pair of the P4-XML2 panels from Platinum LED would probably cover the space very well. They ain't cheap, but I love the results I get from mine. A lot of the other growers here rave about their Spider Farmer LEDs and I'm sure you'll hear from them soon.
        Project Murcott:
        4x4 tent, Platinum LED P4-XML2. Four female Crockett's Tangies in coco for seed.

        Project Deuxberry:
        3x3 tent, Platinum P300 LED. Four Dutch Passion Blueberries in coco for seed. Three females, one male. Harvested and drying.

        Coco/Perlite/worm castings/mycorrhizae mix.
        Megacrop for seeded grows, Down-To-Earth dry amendments for regular grows.

        Coconut Grove: Vegging Super Lemon Haze, Purple Kush, Peyote Z-----z, Pineapple Express, Wedding Cake and Alien Technology fem photos in new 4x4 tent under new Platinum P4-XML2 LED.

        Nursery: 32"x32" tent with T-5 fluorescent panel. Photo seedlings waiting their turn: G-13, Purple Urkle, Sweet Zombie, Cloud Walker, Chocolate Mint OG, Romulan plus Cheese Auto, Magnum Auto and four BC Mangos for Project Ambika

        On deck: BC Mango plus assorted feminized seeds. Have over 1000 homegrown Ghost Train Haze seeds and hundreds of Skunk #1 available for trade.

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          #6
          A pair of 600w hps will generate approximately 2000 umole ppf output.
          Top-tier led's run at about 2.5 umole/watt, so 800 watts of top-tier will replace the 1300-1400 watts of hps.
          Most fixtures that use lm301 diodes will achieve this efficiency.

          WHAT???
          5x5 grow space
          900w of Vero's and F-strips
          4-17gal totes self-made UC system.

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            #7
            I have a Mars Hydro TS2000 in 1 meter square tent. A couple of those will light up 6 buckets. Sounds like gbauto has it figured out. Lots of nice leds available. Don't try to replace hps with anything blurple, you would be disappointed. Have a great grow !!
            Focus and relativity.

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              #8
              Can't go wrong with getting a good brand led. Hps may still produce best yields but I rather not deal with the heat. Plenty of good brands nowadays. HLG quantum boards, chilled led, spider farmer, can't believe I'm saying this but even mars hydro getting good. I even purchased a sp3000 from mars hydro and liking it. Not as bright as my DIY leds I build using pucks from chilled led.
              640 watt hlg quantum board
              320 watt diy chilled pucks x4
              300 watt mars hydro sp3000
              150 watt hlg quantum board
              100 watt spider farmer led x2
              organic soil with earth dust dry amendments
              Water only i don't check ph
              6 pot fabric autopots with GH trio nutes

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                #9
                Shit my sp3000 seems to be more than enough for my 2x4 tent I’m on my second grow and finally got it up to 75% without hurting my plants. Maybe I just need a taller tent? I have a 6’

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                  #10
                  My 600w HPS/MH works dandy for me. I grow outside in the summer but in winter the heat from my light keeps my grow room, in an unheated garage in the great white north, at just the right temp. if I were to grow indoors in summer I might re-evaluate but for now I am more than happy.

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