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

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  • Ckbrew
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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.

  • Gingerbeard
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    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.

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  • dilvish
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    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!

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  • Ckbrew
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    Sale extended to cyber monday.

  • jamesphoto
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    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.

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


    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=spider+fa..._ts-doa-p_4_10


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  • click
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    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.

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  • golfnrl
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    Hi Windnsky...check out HLG LED lights...what I use in one of my tents. Reasonably priced and produces excellent results.

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  • Rwise
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    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.

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  • windnsky
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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?

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