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Good led for flowering light

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Tastybudz024, Jan 11, 2018.

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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    Hey everybody I'm looking for suggestions for an led just for flowering, I have a meizhi 600 for a veg light looking for recommendations for a flowering led light
    In a 2x4x6 tent for around 200$
     
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    InterestingOne

    InterestingOne New Member

    vispar 600

    the 900 is pretty awesome as well
     
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    Ryante55

    Ryante55 Well-Known Member

    Save more money
     
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    hybridway2

    hybridway2 Active Member

    If you're looking to spend only $200 then your best bet is to prob buy another cheap Alibaba or whatever light. I'd go for the one w/ the wildest claims, highest wattage listed that usually replaces 6x it's actual power draw In hps. It must also have the highest possible center par # so that it can be stated the most powerful light in its class. Shoot for only Red & Blue too cuz after all, those are the only colors a plant needs. Remember, if it says 300 x 3w that it's a 900w growing machine that will likely outyeikdcthe sun itself.
    For real though, maybe look into putting together 2, 150w QuantumBoards & spend a little more to have a decent grow light.
     
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    Domzy4

    Domzy4 Member

    Quantum boards all the way!
     
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    “Cambo”

    “Cambo” Member

    $200? Hmm. I’d go to Home Depot and buy a cree led shop light. Maybe 2. The Husky 42watt is bad ass. Or you can save a little more and get a Timber DIY kit.
     
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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    I know all about par and leds and my 135$ meizhi has been producing equal to my uncles 375 advanced led of equal actual power draw, my 600 uses 205 actual draw on veg mode and is a kick ass veg light but I know theres 200$ lights or 2 150$ lights that hace more red than blue for my new flowering tent. No need for par speeches I know. My meizhi puts out 600 par at 18 inches with veg lights only, and at 24 inches from center at far corners I tested around 105 par. Apollo leds seem to have more reds
     

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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    That meizer is shit for flowering. do like suggested and save for a better light
     
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    Ryante55

    Ryante55 Well-Known Member

    A quantum board 120 will veg better than all those lights.
     
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    tstick

    tstick Well-Known Member

    Quantum Board all the way.
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

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    tstick

    tstick Well-Known Member

    This is a big complaint of mine, too. Whenever I get ready to pull the trigger on one of them, there is always an announcement of the next generation designs...or some kind of new feature. So, I wait....and then the one I want is always sold out. I guess that's a good thing for them...but I hope they are able to get and keep stuff in stock in the future.

    I ended up buying a Nextlight Mini. It's good for a small tent grow. Right after I bought it, HLG put out that new slick 300 watt puppy....and that's what I wish I had gotten, instead. Oh well....another year, another light! :)
     
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    Stephenj37826

    Stephenj37826 Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    Hlg 65 is available on Amazon. The 135 kit will run you under 200.
     
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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    I do like those lights, my problem I'm using a 2x4 so preferably I'd use 2 smaller ones to spread the light evenly
     
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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    Not necessary I know growers that get same results from a 150$ light that others get with a 400$ light
     
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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    Ill gamble and skip the 200$ 5 year warranty your paying for
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    For sure. Those lights r dope tho. I totally get what you r saying. I prefer to have my lights spread out as well. I'm an "alternative" led diy'r and I grow in 2 2x2s doing a half ass perpetual. One veg light and 1 flower light 18" wide as it covers plenty.
    Could get some samsung f series strips, a driver and buy 3 or more 8ft aluminum U channels and build yourself one
     
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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    150$ meizhi 600 2 weeks in to flower
     

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    Ryante55

    Ryante55 Well-Known Member

    Well yeah they are using quantum boards...if you want to get really good coverage and yield in that tent you should spend more than 200 if you can only spend 200 and you don't want to diy you won't fully fill that tent.
     
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    Ryante55

    Ryante55 Well-Known Member

    Those are some little guys I hope you didn't veg for more than a few days
     
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