Things to Know About Lighting

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by roosterfish, Mar 16, 2007.

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    Humanrob

    Humanrob Well-Known Member

    I have no doubt that given our current choices, LEDs are the way to go for small and/or heat sensitive spaces.

    When I bought my first Mac in 1994, an 8 meg RAM upgrade coast me hundreds of dollars… IIRC it was something like $500. Why the trip down memory lane? I think LED's are still somewhere in that early part of the production/cost curve. I could be wrong, but from where I'm sitting that's how it looks.

    I think LED use will grow (globally) in orders of magnitude over the upcoming years, and prices should continue to fall dramatically. I had no choice but to buy that RAM upgrade in 1994, Photoshop 3 needed it to run! I have some flexibility on the LED grow light front, so I'm going to hold off as long as I can… which all things considered, will be late fall 2015. The industry seems to be changing quickly enough that it almost doesn't make sense to do the research now, because six months from now when I'm ready to buy, the options may be significantly different.

    That said, kind of like the proverbial car wreck, I can't seem to look away from this crazy debate about lighting...
     
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    Hawk1020

    Hawk1020 Active Member

    Yesss Lmao!!
     
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    WeedFreak78

    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    6 guys working the construction site near me found a couple people tryign to steal tools one morning, beat the F out of them and didn't call the police until lunch time..just left them bloody and hurting for a few hours, no charges against the workers..hope the same happens to any thief.
     
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    Tim Fox

    Tim Fox Well-Known Member

    If a n Apollo 400 watt metal halide and ballast is only 100 dollars on eBay what nut would risk jail over 100 dollars
     
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    Hawk1020

    Hawk1020 Active Member

    AhahAha!!
     
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    Hawk1020

    Hawk1020 Active Member

    Man there's idiots everywhere. Dummies stay DUMMIES.
     
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    Tim Fox

    Tim Fox Well-Known Member

    Amen
     
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    Hotshot123

    Hotshot123 Well-Known Member

    Just bought my new 220 solarflare, replace 400w HPS, is going to replace my 250w HPS. Waiting on mail now. Love this new technology.
     
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    Hotshot123

    Hotshot123 Well-Known Member

    (:Now that is amazing. I would need to be growing for a bunch of people for something like that instead of just my self. You could have weed running out of your ears the first year.o_O
     
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    wwrockyou

    wwrockyou Well-Known Member

    "weed running out your ears" beautiful thought
     
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    ToneOZ

    ToneOZ Active Member

    if sanclem was around i wonder what he would think of all this led shit. lol
     
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    BnugS0130

    BnugS0130 New Member

    So on the light thing? Watts is how much energy your using out he socket. Lumans is "how brite it is to the human eye" then what is actually what the plant uses? Light? Frequency of certain LIGHT? Im just an idiot? Confused i guess. Not knocking what rosterfish posted. Maybe ill read it again lol.
     
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    Hotshot123

    Hotshot123 Well-Known Member

    The light the plants see is PAR, a HPS has 6PAR to one watt, where LED can have as many as 16 Per watt, to as many as 50 Per watt. That is why you can get the hps much closer to the plant than you can the led.
     
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    Shredder5kallday

    Shredder5kallday Member

    Somone robbed my house I shot the called the cops he missing an arm ...
     
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    Shredder5kallday

    Shredder5kallday Member

    Umm what does any one thing about use 600 watt digital ballast with raptor hood room 9x9
     
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    Hotshot123

    Hotshot123 Well-Known Member

     
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    Shredder5kallday

    Shredder5kallday Member

    U really think its possible to pull 6 pounds off that much room
     
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    Hotshot123

    Hotshot123 Well-Known Member

    PAR is what the plant see's, there is 6 PAR to ever watt of HPS, and 16 to as many as 50 per watt in an LED. If you can get a hole of an light meter, you can measure the PAR Light, at different distance, and around the light at different angles.
     
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    newbuddy

    newbuddy Well-Known Member

    SHOOT EM THEN HANG EM
     
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    newbuddy

    newbuddy Well-Known Member

    THANK YOU!!
     

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