New!!!Viparspectra light - XS1000 150w

PJ Diaz

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Now this is not a competition, but here are some plants that I have growing under a Mars Hydro TSW 2000 in a 3x3x5... Mars Hydro does alright... I'm getting a light from these people here very soon... Not to compete with, I'm trying a different light out for each of my tents since I have so many and I want to start using single lights in one tent instead of multiple...View attachment 4867176
I'm sure the Mars lights are fine, but personally I wouldn't buy them. I'm not a big fan of Mars' tactics, and I think they cost too much for what you get. I haven't held one of these Viparspectra lights in my hands, but they look a lot more solid than Mars cookie sheets.
 

PJ Diaz

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Thanks, I understand about the wattage and diodes . . . maybe I didn't phrase my question correctly. We looked at the provided PAR charts for the XS4000 and the smaller versions and thought that 4 of the XS1000's would come closer to the coverage and intensity I am getting with the HLG than the XS4000 would.
I would definitely agree that you get better spread with 4 100watt fixtures vs one 400watt fixture (of this type), because you can spread the boards out further to the corners of the tent as opposed to a hotspot in the center. I personally use 6 HLG QB96's in a similar configuration to the boards on your Scorpion, except that I have a 315cmh in the center of it all.
 

bodhipop

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I'm sure the Mars lights are fine, but personally I wouldn't buy them. I'm not a big fan of Mars' tactics, and I think they cost too much for what you get. I haven't held one of these Viparspectra lights in my hands, but they look a lot more solid than Mars cookie sheets.
The spread could be better of course and I do wonder what reds are being used. Probably nothing as good as some Osrams.. but after inspecting all the diodes and build I was pleased. The Xs2000 was definitely worth the $210 I paid!
Thankful for that deals thread.
 

Doug Dawson

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You're just being obtuse now, but sure, let me humor you. As an example I could have the best light in the world, but as the gardener if I can't figure out how to feed my plants properly, I am likely not going to produce amazing weed, despite my amazing light.

These lights are pretty good all things considered, and if I wasn't a DIY type of a guy, and I didn't want to spend the money on a HLG prebuilt fixture, these lights are totally up to PAR (pun intended). If you buy these lights, use adequate wattage for your grow space, but can't grow decent weed with them, then that's gonna be grower error, not a fixture problem.

btw, a reverse image search of the bud in question shows no results, indicating that it is likely an authentic pic.
I actually think these look much improved over their previous offerings. The XS2000 will give you 30 watts per square foot in a 2x4 and as you said uses 301b diodes and a meanwell driver. The spectrum looks decent and the prices are low compared to some. Seems to me from a spec point of view these things should do a fine job.
 

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@StickyHappiness @V256.420 this is the advertising area, please cease your bickering and name calling and move along or contribute properly to the thread.
theres no reason for this.

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V256.420

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@StickyHappiness @V256.420 this is the advertising area, please cease your bickering and name calling and move along or contribute properly to the thread.
theres no reason for this.

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Yes ma'am :eyesmoke:
 

Frank Nitty

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I'm sure the Mars lights are fine, but personally I wouldn't buy them. I'm not a big fan of Mars' tactics, and I think they cost too much for what you get. I haven't held one of these Viparspectra lights in my hands, but they look a lot more solid than Mars cookie sheets.
I cant argue with the results of the Mars light though... I'm rocking with HLG,Mars,and VS when it gets here... I don't discriminate, I let the light stimulate, and penetrate
 

PJ Diaz

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I cant argue with the results of the Mars light though... I'm rocking with HLG,Mars,and VS when it gets here... I don't discriminate, I let the light stimulate, and penetrate
LED lighting has certainly come a long way in the past couple of years. Now even the cheap knockoffs of cheap knockoffs will throw a lot of photons in a good spectrum for the wattage. Of course, some of the manufactures rise above some of the others.
 

Frank Nitty

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I'm gonna have to buy one cause it doesn't ceem like they are going to cend one and I just bought a new 3x3x5 for it... Mars cent a light and a tent to me within the week they asked... Mars is up 1-0
 
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