Well, we'll agree to disagree. The gpw metric can be compared to anyone else's grow making it very relevant for comparison purposes.
Hey there, I did something similar recently, ditched my old 1000w HPS in favor of a new LED full spectrum bar light that pulls either 600 or 640w from the wall (I forget which!). What I did was search out the manufacturers that produce the name brand LED bars for the US based middle men, and was able to find several on Alibaba. I ordered directly thru the manufacturer instead of the middle man, the only difference on the light is that it doesn't have their logo on it. The big difference? The price. The exact same lights are selling on Amazon for $600-1000+ all day. Mine is going for right around $1000. I paid $430 including shipping. It shipped to my house from Hong Kong in 3 days, less time than it takes for Amazon to ship some packages from inside my state. Product quality is on point. Blinding. My plants absolutely love it, and the savings on electricity and reduction in heat are a big plus too. Mine has the Samsung LM301B/H chips, and a meanwell driver. These are the more desirable options in these types of lights, as opposed to cheap light chips of lower quality. I love how evenly it distributes light across the entire 4x4' footprint of my tent. It would absolutely cover a 5x5' as well, and is advertised for that size. There was very little assembly involved, simply plug each bar in and you're up and running! It does produce some heat but nothing close to what the HPS put off! My friend runs more than 10 of these chained together, and his finished product is phenomenal. He has done very well on weight with these as well. I just flipped my 1st run under these to flower a few days ago, and so far everything is fantastic. I know there are some stigmas attached to certain sellers on Alibaba, but as long as you choose a reputable one that's been in business multiple years and has positive ratings, you should be in good shape. Also, choose one with multiple seller "badges". This is the avenue I went, and I have no doubt this post will be valuable information for others. I will attach a pic of the light running so you know I'm not just "blowing smoke" hope this points you in a helpful direction. Happy growing!Looking to switch my old 600wHPS/MH light for something top notch.
It’ll ideally need to cover a 5x5 tent footprint.
I was looking at a gravita 1700 this morning which seems decent but says it might struggle to fully cover a 5x5 area.
What would u guys recommend I look at?
Weird. Every single person I know that’s had a issue has had it resolved within the same day of said issue. Once again talking out your ass.The problem with Alibaba is the repair and warranty if anything ever happens. Some manufacturers require you send it back to China which would cost more than the actual light itself. If you do searches, you'll find many people complaining about just this issue. Save a little money now, pay a lot more down the road. Chinese crap is still Chinese crap, no matter where or how you buy it. The Chinese stuff has no outside agency reviewing the manufacturing process, parts or equipment, like U.S. based "Intertek" who inspects every piece of equipment from many of the manufacturers, like Gavita, which is made in Mexico.
I don’t doubt you - why should I? Just read as much as I could going backwards. That harvest shot is impressive!Why is that so hard to believe. I see people doing even better than me. If you're too lazy to read the thread and look at the videos/pictures, don't bother commenting. Do you think a thread would have over 42,000 views in just a few months if there wasn't something to it???
After over 30+ years of growing under HPS bulbs, I've finally made the switch to LED's. Bigtime! 2 of these LED's cost me over $2800 delivered. Everything is new- a new room, 2 new lights, a new strain, a different exhaust system, new pots, etc........ Excessive heat was the main reason for the...www.thcfarmer.com
42000 views in a year? So my journal has 48000 in 6 months, must be because I don’t fudge my number then eh?15 people play in a contest, and you think it has an impact on 42,000 views. This is why people are leaving RIU in droves, because of assholes like you that make comments that just show your ignorance and jealousy. I just popped in to help the fuckin guy out, you come in to stir the pot with your childish crap. Spew all you want, this is exactly why I stopped most of my posting here, because of pussies like you. Back to the farm I go.