VIPARSPECTRA led vs cob kit

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Zbud94, Jan 9, 2017.

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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    Hey everyone so I have about $300 to spend on a new grow light I was wondering if The VIPARSPECTRA 900 watt LED would outperform A 200 Watt Watt cob LED? I can get the Amazon grow light for $300 or I can get the 200 Watt Watt Cobb LED through timber grow lights for 350 what would you guys do?
     
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    Stephenj37826

    Stephenj37826 Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser


    Not the VIPARSPECTRA
     
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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    Can you please explain ?
     
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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    I'm looking to get the most yields out of my 4x4 grow tent
     
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    R1b3n4

    R1b3n4 Well-Known Member

    The VS only actually runs at 418W and the COB`s are far better technology so go for them etc, the 200W COB will easily outyield the VS
     
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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    Even though the vs is higher wattage ?
     
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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    Do you think the 200 watt would yield a pound in a 3x3 or 4x4 ? Or should I save up a little bit more money and get the 400 watt version ? How much would it cost you guys to build a 400 watt cob setup ? I can get a timber for like 550? I would love to yield a pound every three months ?
     
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    R1b3n4

    R1b3n4 Well-Known Member

    the LED lads on here seem to recommend 25-30w/sqft with COBs so depends on what kind of area you want to cover etc
     
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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    Ok so 400+ for 4x4 and 225+ for 3x3 ! Thinking I'm gonna do the 3x3 and 250 watts of lights ! Maybe I'll even do two grow tents !
     
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    Stephenj37826

    Stephenj37826 Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    The cobs will be at least 1.8X as efficient if not more.
     
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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    O dam !! Ok cobs it is then !! Build them or buy the kit is my next question ? How much to actually build one ?
     
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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    I want 200 plus watts. Could I build one for under $300 ?
     
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    Stephenj37826

    Stephenj37826 Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    Check out cobkits
     
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    NinjaShamen

    NinjaShamen Member

    Like he said, cobkits.com is your best bet with the price range you have. Although timber is an excellent company to deal with, and I can personally say that they have awesome customer service
     
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    MissyGoddess

    MissyGoddess Member

    I bought my Cree Cobs @ $38ea x 5 + $99 driver + $14 for a 25' piece of 1/8" angle aluminum for the frame for a grand total of $305 for a 250w COB light. It would be cheaper if you went with Vero29 Cobs.

    Edit: Oops, completely forgot the heatsinks, which was a big cost @ $24ea. That makes a 200w Cree Cob light for under $300 not doable but you may be able to do the Vero29 if you shop around for best prices and find cheaper heatsink options.
     
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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    This is exactly what I was looking for !! Now can anyone explain to me what the difference from say 12v, 36v etc ? What would I want for good efficiency but also high wattage ?
     
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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    Also what about citizen cobs ? They seem pretty cheap for the 048s 1212 ? Could I run them at 50 watts each have 4-5 ?
     
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    NinjaShamen

    NinjaShamen Member

    @RainDan @CobKits @REALSTYLES
     
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    Zbud94

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    Zbud94

    Zbud94 Active Member

    Ik it's a lot of work and I don't want to take time out of people's day ! But if someone had a list of everything I needed with links I could buy this all right now and get it over with haha
     
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