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Led vs HPS growing

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Hybridway, Sep 25, 2017.

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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Up to 50% hu?! Damn, that's allot. DE is a growing beast! Haven't used one personally, never had the ceilings for it. I've seen what they can do @ my friends opp though.
    You should get one n try it! (Led)
     
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    Where am I

    Where am I Well-Known Member

    What is the heat produced by a double ended vs standard HPS bulb? How much power does a DE Ballast use?
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    DE Range from 600-1200w & throw some serious heat. They do make vented hoods for them now. I believe the AC/DC hood is one of the better ones.
    I've also run up to 12" away from SE bare bulb w/ fans but I've never heard of anyone doing that w/ DE.
    SE in a vented hood runs cooler then most LEDs & depending on the reflector/hood you can grow pretty close, -12" w/ some strains while a DE needs 3' or so.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2017
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    Where am I

    Where am I Well-Known Member

    12 inches and no bleaching.... How close with LED.? I use he pray and lay method to set my light height.
     
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    Bakersfield

    Bakersfield Well-Known Member

    I use unvented hoods for DE. Supposedly, the bulbs are designed to operate at the high temperatures found in an unvented environment, in order to function properly.
    I like to keep my plants no closer than 3 feet from the hood. This allows for a nice footprint, otherwise plants start to block light from their neighbors and I don't believe all of the available light is utilised by the plant, when they are placed too close to the hood.
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    Heat's based on watts used not type of light, 600w SE produces the same heat as 600w DE, DE just isn't vented, even those AC/DE hoods don't vent the light just the air around the enclosure the DE bulb is enclosed in.
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Agreed.
    The vented hoods they have are double insulated w/ the air traveling through a separate chamber so no air passed over the bulb. They're designed to remove the heat from the hood w/o air actually hittingvthe bulb.
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    True
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    40% off Amare Black Fri. Sale in effect.
    Its not posted on their site or any of that but you heard it here & it's legit. Just E-Mail for verification or any questions.
    Now that's what BlackFri is really about, 40-50% off sales.
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    It depends.
    Good method, it's safe.
     
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    Where am I

    Where am I Well-Known Member

    What about the a day after Black Friday.... Love one of the new 500's!
     
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    Where am I

    Where am I Well-Known Member

    Haven't run HPS for sometime now. The tents tend to overheat with HPS even when using a vented hood. Know a fellow grower ran their lights low like that always ended up with "corn flakes" must not of had enough air movement.
     
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    Where am I

    Where am I Well-Known Member

    Do they (DE) produce more infrared than SE?
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Should be good till the end of the wknd. Just tell Vic you heard it here.
    Pretty sure that 500 has the new spectrum too. I'll be doing s grow w/ a few new models they're coming out w/ soon. Hopefully by next run In a few weeks I'll have them up n running.
    Not really sure.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    They definitely do run at a higher temperature. They're touted to have better efficiency than SE HPS, so it's possible that their infrared output is lower on a per watt basis.
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Led bud was better then the HPS in quality looks, color, density & weight in all evenly compared plants.
    I thought the HPS bud would be bigger but it's not.
    I'll have some pics & weights ASAP.
    The led bud looks so much better that I'm convinced Once again. But I will do one more comparison run cuz this last one took a beating early on & wasn't the best grow.
    Ill try to do a direct side by side this next run.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2017
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Is the RIU format different for anybody else. Mines weird & im no able too post pics. ?
     

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    CobKits

    CobKits Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    looks same to me

    i see your pic
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    The Box I'm writing in turned bright green, says a Advertise Here @ the top.
    Can only mng to post 1 pic. & that whole process is different too. Opens another pg to do so.
    Just not right.
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Gosh Darn, just write a fairly long but if info & somehow was deleted. Bummer, there's no way I can write it all like that again.
    Seriously though, nobodies having a problem w/ RIU?
     

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