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Power Consumption / Light Cost

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by -=4:20=-Guy, Dec 7, 2006.

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Hence the entire LED lighting subforum here on RIU.

    Check it out; there's a lot of really good, even world class horticultural lighting work being done here.
     
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    newgrow16

    newgrow16 Active Member

    SoCal, tiered and over .44 kwh. According to my meter running two 400w lights at 75% for 18 hours cost $4.86 , very costly, hence no air and efficient lights.
     
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    HankReardon

    HankReardon Member

    Remember there's always someone who has it worse. I live in Mass. in a small 3 bedroom house. I grow in an insulated basement with a 600w and 1k watt hps lights. This month my electric bill was $460. I need to switch over to cob led.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Lots of great choices here, including some that aren't COB LED.

    Check out the LED and other lighting section.
     
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    HankReardon

    HankReardon Member

    I've been spending a lot of time on this forum for the last year. Never posted anything because I just don't have much to offer like advice or knowledge. I've only been growing for a little over a year. I'm on my third grow, hoping it's better than the first two. This has turned into an interesting hobby for me, the more I learn from people like you ttystikk, the more I realize how little I know. Thanks, I'll do some more reading on LEDs
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'd recommend you speak to @Stephenj37826 , @robincnn , @CobKits or @Rahz about complete fixtures or kits. All of them operate at a high level of technical expertise and ethics and I'm confident you'd be well taken care of by any of them.
     
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    HankReardon

    HankReardon Member

    That is something I'm seriously considering, it just I won't have the funds until tax time. I have a 4x4x8 tent with the 600w on one side and the1kW on the other. Figured I'd start slow and replace one. Thanks for the advice, come Christmas I'll definitely get in touch with one of them. I'm excited to get a well made LED and end up saving some money at the same time.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Between now and then you'll save enough money on your power bill to pay for the light upgrade. Something to consider, rigidly with the high electric costs you mentioned.

    Another consideration is the 'invisible bonus', as I like to call it; power savings and yields can be easily quantified but the increased quality of your results under advanced LED is harder to measure, even if it's obvious to the user.

    Call that incentive lol
     
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