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    Quiet lighting set up?

    For my first grow, my lights were annoyingly loud(my wife hated it). We live in a small house with very thin walls, and the tent is in the spare bedroom. Lights on, you could hear the buzzing clear through the drywall. The setup is: 600w HPS with magnetic ballast, in a 4ftx4ftx80in tent

    It's been almost a year since that grow wrapped up and the sound is a big part of why I haven't started another one. I'm considering switching to LED or building a small shed in the back for the tent.

    There's a fire department across the street, so I can't have lights that give off radio interference like digital HPS ballasts produce. Any suggestions or recommendations?

    I have a Mars Hydro LED, not a sound out of it, uses less power, makes less heat.
    You may be able to replace the ballast with a better one, but I have heard those scream from new. Its because the lamination's are loose and pounding against each other.


      Hi Windnsky...check out HLG LED lights...what I use in one of my tents. Reasonably priced and produces excellent results.
      Auto Tent: Gorilla 3x3x6, HLG Elite 360, Infinity 4" w/Carbon Filter, Autopot system, Mother Earth Coco 50/50 perlite, Granddaddy Purple x 2 (ILGM) 3-25-22
      12 oz flower jarred 6/23/22 w/ 3 oz larf

      Photo Tent: Gorilla 4x4x6 HLG Scorpion Rspect, Jetfan 6” w/Carbon Filter, Mother Earth Coco 50/50 perlite, Autopot system, Gold Leaf x 4 (ILGM) 3-25-22
      17 oz flower jarred 7/8/22 w/ 4 oz larf

      Nutrients: CX Horticulture - full line for both tents


        I am using Unit Farm 3000W and 4000W readily found on eBay. The 3000W is silent but the power supply that came with the 4000W has a fan which makes some noise.
        5x7 closet with reflective mylar on the walls
        2 UF-4000 LEDs (set to 25K Lumens at the plant)
        150 CFM bathroom vent installed in ceiling exhausting through a roof vent
        Elitech STC-1000Wifi Temp&Humidity Controller
        1X Sundae Driver in 35g grow bag
        2X Orange Velvet in 35g grow bags


          spider farmer sf 4000. $450.00 @ amazon today only. Silent.

          Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.


          • Ckbrew
            Ckbrew commented
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            Sale extended to cyber monday.

          I purchased Vivosun products one year ago. I'm a new grower with a budget. I've read negative things about the Vivosun products but have not had one issue with mine. My tent is a 2'x2' so my LED is a VS1000. Under $100. You may want to look at the lites they offer. Quality lites at an affordable price.
          New grower... (Two years & counting...)

          Happy Frog soil
          Fox Farms nutrients trio
          Smart pots
          Vivosun 2x2x4 tent
          Vivosun VS1000 LED grow light

          Semper Fi brothers and sisters!


            LED's typically use both heatsink and fans. Anything that has a fan is eventually going to start making some noise but there are brands that are relatively quiet. Might be cheaper to soundproof the room than to purchase a decent LED...believe me there is a lot of crap out there so you don't want a cheap one.

            In the movie Hustle & Flow they used empty paper egg cartons that were stapled to the walls for soundproofing!
            I hope there is an afterlife...there are a lot of friends and family I'd like to see again, one day.


            • Ckbrew
              Ckbrew commented
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              I add an additional 6 inch clip on fan on the top of the tent pointed straight down at the sf 4000. Does a good job at dispersing the heat and no louder than what is already running.

            I'm with golfnrl . I have an HLG 360 Elite that uses porcupine looking heat sinks. No fans. But the sucker runs 130° at the light surface. Does a number on warming up a small apartment. Great in winter, not so much in summer.
            The only thing you should test on animals
            is BBQ sauce!

            HLG 360 Elite
            In coco 5/21
            Black Domina
            5 gallon fabric
            M.E. Coco and Perlite
            Dyna Gro Foliage
            Dyna Gro Bloom


              The Mars Hydro LED I have has no fan to make noise.


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