Best led light?

hybridway2

Amare Shill
It comes down to the diodes. At this time the best LED will be on with Samsung LM301H with a mix of 3000k and 5000k. It should also have a lesser amount of deep red 660nm coupled with a couple IR usually low-mid 700nm and UV high 300nm. Then ideally it’ll be paired with a quality driver like Meanwell.
Don't forget thermal mngmt, diode protection, versatility & warranty, otherwise they are all the same with the exception of those starting a spectrum similar to what you described.
 

SpideyManDan

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Anyone have any suggestions for a smaller sized light for a beginner grower? The hlg that I find go from 200 bucks for a diy to 500 to 600 for a prebuilt, way put of my price range.
 

NukaKola

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Anyone have any suggestions for a smaller sized light for a beginner grower? The hlg that I find go from 200 bucks for a diy to 500 to 600 for a prebuilt, way put of my price range.
What are the dimensions of the area you intend to cover? Overall budget?
 

hybridway2

Amare Shill
Anyone have any suggestions for a smaller sized light for a beginner grower? The hlg that I find go from 200 bucks for a diy to 500 to 600 for a prebuilt, way put of my price range.
If you want inexpensive id look at Voost led, Budget LED, Hortribloom, SF/Mars (yeah, I said it). There's quite a few other decent options nowadays for under $1.50/watt for quality component & hopefully builds.
Or DIY but I feel that can cost more depending on your goals.
 

PizzaBob

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Anyone have any suggestions for a smaller sized light for a beginner grower? The hlg that I find go from 200 bucks for a diy to 500 to 600 for a prebuilt, way put of my price range.
Anyone have any suggestions for a smaller sized light for a beginner grower? The hlg that I find go from 200 bucks for a diy to 500 to 600 for a prebuilt, way put of my price range.
Amazon - Parfactworks came out with the new light HB1500. Claims LM301H and Meanwell driver. It even boasts IR UV, and 630nm along with the usual 3000k and 5000k mix. I also like the reflector hood albeit you sacrifice the heat sinks. Draws 150w and is $158 bucks. If the diodes are legit that’s a great light fir a small grow.
 

SpideyManDan

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If you want inexpensive id look at Voost led, Budget LED, Hortribloom, SF/Mars (yeah, I said it). There's quite a few other decent options nowadays for under $1.50/watt for quality component & hopefully builds.
Or DIY but I feel that can cost more depending on your goals.
I actually have a mars ts1000 right now that works pretty well, but i would reallly like to look at something with more red in the spectrum. The mars i have now as a lot of blue which is nice for veg, but id like to have something that would be more efficient in flowering. I imagine with blackfriday coming up deals are going to be popping up and i want to have an idea what to keep an eye out for. Thanks
 

SpideyManDan

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Amazon - Parfactworks came out with the new light HB1500. Claims LM301H and Meanwell driver. It even boasts IR UV, and 630nm along with the usual 3000k and 5000k mix. I also like the reflector hood albeit you sacrifice the heat sinks. Draws 150w and is $158 bucks. If the diodes are legit that’s a great light fir a small grow.
Thats sort of what im looking for, but i just want to make sure the spectrum is a little bit heavier on the red side. Thanks the heads up.

edit: Makes you wonder how they get these higher end parts for so little if they are legit. Or maybe meanwells just are as expensive as they used to be. I mean it looks like a mars hydro ts1000. Its spectrum looked pretty decent as well.
 

SpideyManDan

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What are the dimensions of the area you intend to cover? Overall budget?
250 to 300 range, can go a little higher if i need to. Im looking to get essentially a flowering type light that could comfortable cover up to 4 plants. Tbh i have a ts1000 that does pretty well in veg, but i find there is something to be desired in flowering. Thanks taking the time to respond.
 

SpideyManDan

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Save your money or get a HID light.
I would have to respectfully disagree. This is a wonderful point in time to be jumping on the LED wagon. Things have progressed to the point where they are becoming pretty effective and efficient, they are just still a tad higher in initial price. If you factor in the cost of running the light along with initial price, HID systems start to break even or even pass LEDS pretty quickly and knowing that i am definitely going to continue growing, it makes even more sense in my eyes. I am looking more and more at maybe a migro array. Im not only diggin the look but it has a pretty nice spectrum.

I found this, take it for what its worth as they are trying to sell LEDS, but it sort of puts it in perspective.

 

PadawanWarrior

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250 to 300 range, can go a little higher if i need to. Im looking to get essentially a flowering type light that could comfortable cover up to 4 plants. Tbh i have a ts1000 that does pretty well in veg, but i find there is something to be desired in flowering. Thanks taking the time to respond.
Before you said $200 was over your budget.

What size is your grow space, and what's your budget?
 

NukaKola

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250 to 300 range, can go a little higher if i need to. Im looking to get essentially a flowering type light that could comfortable cover up to 4 plants. Tbh i have a ts1000 that does pretty well in veg, but i find there is something to be desired in flowering. Thanks taking the time to respond.
- 2x HLG QB 96’s on an HLG-320H-54A driver (around $250) can cover a 2x4
- 2x Kingbrite 240w (around $300) can cover a 4x4
 

hybridway2

Amare Shill
I actually have a mars ts1000 right now that works pretty well, but i would reallly like to look at something with more red in the spectrum. The mars i have now as a lot of blue which is nice for veg, but id like to have something that would be more efficient in flowering. I imagine with blackfriday coming up deals are going to be popping up and i want to have an idea what to keep an eye out for. Thanks
You really want the best deal going? I'll give it to you. All the red u need to from a long term company who knows wazup. I'm getting this myself @$1/watt.
 

SpideyManDan

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Before you said $200 was over your budget.

What size is your grow space, and what's your budget?
ill stay with 250 to 300. I understand that to get a better quality you need to invest a little more in the beginning. I have practically a whole small room to myself so space really isnt an issue. Hardest part is going to be separating space from a veg from flower area. The more i look the more i just want a quality proven led without all the bells and whistles.
 

SpideyManDan

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- 2x HLG QB 96’s on an HLG-320H-54A driver (around $250) can cover a 2x4
- 2x Kingbrite 240w (around $300) can cover a 4x4
I am no familiar with alibaba but i went on their website and saw all of the leds listed, its dizzying. Any way you suggest filtering out the noise on the website? I know amazon, you can get shafted by buying the wrong thing, i imagine its possible on there as well.
 

SpideyManDan

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You really want the best deal going? I'll give it to you. All the red u need to from a long term company who knows wazup. I'm getting this myself @$1/watt.
Holy shit that thing is no joke. So bios huh...

Do a lot of companys not do par spectrum tests or is that just a selling ploy on amazon? I noticed that a lot with higher end lights sometimes.
 
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