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Club 315w lec

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by bob223, Mar 31, 2016.

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    bob223

    bob223 Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone,

    Im a long time lurker but do not usually post. But i decided to take the dive and and switch from a 1000w hps to a 315lec for the warm summer months. I have been researching these light and reading posts on multiple forums. I find that most of the posts get off topic and lack any really information or pictures of what people are actually doing with these lights.

    My goal is to have a club for people to share their experiences with these lights.i will be swapping out my hps tonight and hanging up the lec so pictures will be coming soon.

    please feel free to post pictures, stats, questions, and feed back. Im hoping some of the more senior members will join in and bring their much needed expertise.

    Well lets have fun and spread the word about these awesome lights!
     
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    kiwipaulie

    kiwipaulie Well-Known Member

    I'll be keen to see how this goes!!

    @ttystikk has been running these so he can probably give some good feedback!
     
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    highdave

    highdave Well-Known Member

    Hell ya man. Are you replacing watt for watt? Or close so 3 315w, 945w per 1000?

    First grow and jumped in with a 315 in a 3x3. Temp inside litterally runs 3 degrees warmer then the room(closet) it's sitting in. With the 6in fan set to low. I think 206cfm. I can put my hand on top of the hood after 10 hours of it being on.

    I'm loving this light and glad I grabbed it. Pics are 18 days into flower
     

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    bob223

    bob223 Well-Known Member


    I'm downsizing for the summer. so im going to run just one 315. if i get good results off of the one i will go to 3x 315's in a 4x8. If not i will switch back to the 1000watt in a 4x4 for the winter.

    My first impression of the 315 is great. it runs cool so i was able to go from two inline fans (one in and one out) to just one for the exhaust. The exhaust fan is 400cmf so it is strong enough passively pull air into my tent through the in vent. after cutting out the fan and the light im saving just under1kw per hour.

    I have the light about 16inches above the top of my largest plant. i feel like this may be to high so i will probably adjust in the next few days.

    Im working on pictures but because of location im taking precaution.
     
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    highdave

    highdave Well-Known Member

    Right
    It is nice I can't lie. But one taking over for a 1000 I just can't see it compare. But The spectrum is better I think you will be quite surprised how these plants like it.

    I have mine about 10 inches from the top. Maybe closer I've been just letting them grow up to the light still haven't seen any I'll effects. I'll measure when light come on
     
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    bob223

    bob223 Well-Known Member

    I'm fine with it not comparing to the 1k. my main goal is to save electricity in the summer months.
    I'm hoping to hit 1 gram per watt i think that is a realistic goal.

    i could probably hit more but i do not run very high yielding strains.
     
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    highdave

    highdave Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it's possible. I've seen side by sides on a 1000 on a mover and 3 315. Gotta say 315 side looked much better. You will save for sure my bill went up 40 bucks after I set the tent up. Fans and all.

    I will know soon in about a month how much I yield. Shooting for first week of may. I have holes in my canopy so that will take away. I want at least .5 per watt on this first run. But still 150 gs or so for personal use should be fine.
     
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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    Just chopping my first crop now. Should know in a few days yield. Visually looks about 6-8 oz. which is on the low side but it is my first grow and i know i can do better. i really like the light. Color is awesome and heat is low. Was actually too low when it was cold here and i had to add a heater.
     
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    highdave

    highdave Well-Known Member

    Ya man they stay barely warm. But hey half pound for a First run off 315watts ain't too shabby I think . That's all I'm hoping for. Any pics before the chop?
     
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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    image.jpeg image.jpeg
    Couple pics.
     
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    bob223

    bob223 Well-Known Member

    That Looks Great!!!!
    Do you feel like you got good density to your buds?
    Have you ran this strain under a different set up to be able to compare performance?

    im in kind of a interesting situation when i was using the 1k i would run perpetual with 6 plants in various stages of flower.
    I quit adding a few weeks ago and got the number of plants down to 4 in the flower room. I swapped out the hps and put in the lec.
    These plants vegged under MH. started flowering under hps and will finish with Lec.

    I plan on keeping going perpetual. i will keep 4 plants rotating in and out at all times. The only way i will change is if yield is really disappointing. then maybe i would consider SCROG.
     
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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    Thanks bob. Nugs are solid. Very little larf. When i said first grow i meant ever,so no point of reference. Sorry. Scrog last time but this run will be mainlined. Hoping to get up to 1gpw this run
     
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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    I also had 4 plants as well I didnt get as much stretch as i thought but it was cold during that time and i am still figuring out environmental.
     
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    Rooster96

    Rooster96 Member

    Great thread Bob! I cant wait to see all the 315 grows. I just picked up a 315 recently and will have it up and running soon I hope.
     
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    Rooster96

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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    2x watermelon. Smells really nice but low yield.
    2x mystery "special k" clones i was given. Kinda diesel smell. All drying now. Going to mainline the next batch ,trimming took forever with all the scrog buds
     
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    highdave

    highdave Well-Known Member

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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    that a 4x5, but i am only using a 3.5ft turntable under the light. i have a dehumidifier and a floor fan in there as well. probably need to add an ac unit soon, getting warmer
     
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    highdave

    highdave Well-Known Member

    Hell ya. Its already in the 80s where I'm at. But I keep air running in the house and lights on at night. Hasn't gone above 78. Humidity mid to low 40s

    Was thinking of A way to put my screen on a turntable for next run so I can see the other side of that back plant
     
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    Javadog

    Javadog Well-Known Member

    Independent of yield, that Watermelon sounds and looks great!

    I am interested in potentially trying this type of lighting out, and will lurk. :0)
     
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