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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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    hybridway2

    hybridway2 Active Member

    Then the Viper I think. Remember a guy here had a grow using bothe Viper & Meizhi. He showed the spectrums for each & the Viper had more red.
    If I was getting a burple for flower I'd want the Plat.
     
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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    For the record, platinum leds and my 150$ meizhi 600(260 actual) have been consistently producing nice buds and consistant yields for 5yrs now and prior we had original blue/red ufos prior and t5s b4 that. The big difference was t5 to led, leds were the shit right from beginning. We have always done smaller plants. The following picture is super skunk under a platinum diamond series led
     

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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    Found these, 200actual watts for 94 bucks.
     

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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    1 out of 3 plants smokeable bud Grams and a lil over a oz of sugar trim amd lil popcorn. about 140grams total in a 2x2 w 180 wall watts from the Unit Farm Ufo80 Led
    Afghani cross I made
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    Unit Farm System Supply

    Unit Farm System Supply Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    I've used LePower 100w 6500k COBs for veg. Pretty satisfied with that result and that's still how I roll. I have two with a 3000k flower spectrum but I haven't run a stand alone test in a 2x2 yet. I'm planning that test run this year for kicks. Down the road, maybe go full on COB flower, or HPS/COB hybrid.

    Here's some pics of veg with em:

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    hybridway2

    hybridway2 Active Member

    I would recommend led strip lighting for your space. Close to an equal # of strips on the sides as the top. Reason for this being not only much larger yields but also helps the plants open up & stretch outwards rather then just upwards. This way you'll be utilizing the whole plant & will not have to struggle w/ height restrictions so much.
    Another good thing about strips is, ran @ the right current/wattage, they won't burn your plants. You can also get them w/ a silicone layer over the diodes that will allow you to foliar feed or treat them w/ preventative.
    I forgot the name but @Stephenj37826 (whom also sells QB's) posted a link to them awhile back. I believe they were phosphor coated Burple strips in case you wanted Burple to mix w/ white.
    GoodLuck!
     
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    hybridway2

    hybridway2 Active Member

    Well, if they're using Kind & Advanced then you'd be a step ahead of them using a white ​
    Floodlight. Also, you said you have a $200 limit.
     
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    hybridway2

    hybridway2 Active Member

    100w cobs require 18"-24" clearance.
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    That's fairly accurrate, I go no closer than 14" - which is when I really need to raise the light back to the 20-22" range.
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    I can say, I've used a Mars Hydro Reflector Blurple, and I've used the LePower...they liked the LePower more.
     
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    Dave455

    Dave455 Well-Known Member

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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    I have me 3 lights and a supply of backups lol. I'm good. I have a 165w diy Veg light I made for 65 buckaroos and a 3200k 435watt max diy Cob led light for flower cost me 110 bucks. Also got hooked up by my friend over at Unit Farm and running their UFO80 led.
     
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    Underground Scientist

    Underground Scientist Well-Known Member

    3 - 100w in that 2x4 space is accurate.

    That's what I had in my mid veg tent.

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    hybridway2

    hybridway2 Active Member

    Wasn't reffering to Advanced Platinum whom uses decent diodes for way to much money.
    Was talking about Platinum led whom pretty much rode the coat tails of Advanced by using the name Plat & using the same cases which are just re-branded Chinese lights (I forgot what they're real name is). But they are allot less $ then Advanced Plat & do every bit as good it seams using Bridglux & Epistar. Thry stand by their Warrenty I've heard which tends to get used when the 380nm's burns out. The main benifit of spending a few extra bucks to get it through a U.S. Vendor is you have a Warrenty & don't have to ship & receive from over seas.
     
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    regoob eht

    regoob eht Member

    Quantum boards if you don't want to build aluminum frame, strip lights f or h series from Samsung if you do want to build one. Good flower is relative, but if you're happy with what you grow under blurple lights, then after growing under quantum boards you'll be creaming your jeans. I understand the desire to get a deal and save money, but if you're gonna be growing for the next few years then spend a little extra, it's a worthy investment.
    Just my 2 cents.
    I've grown under mh/hps, t5, blurple and "full spectrum" epistar leds, and now I have 6 QB288's and 8 QB120's. Hands down the best light source I've used indoors.
     
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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    I'm going with cree cobs found a 205actual watter on Amazon for 150$ I will be using 2 in my tent.
     

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    nfhiggs

    nfhiggs Well-Known Member

    I've not tried those, but I would not hesitate to use them - for the price and the efficiency they are worth the money, IMHO. I've yet to see anything comparable in an
    "off the shelf" light, in terms of price per watt.
     
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    GrowLightResearch

    GrowLightResearch Active Member

    Basing the cost of a fixture on price per watt is not a meaningful metric.
     
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    Tastybudz024

    Tastybudz024 Active Member

    U realize advanced has white leds as well. They update their shit like everyone else. They have white crees and cobs, they have just cobs and they have combos cree/cob just like every other manufacturer
     

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