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  • Light recommendation

    Posted by bigbob33 on July 9, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    CCurrently running t5’s for veg and 3x600w hps for flower, I’m looking for something a little more economical to run …

    What would you guys recommend? I’m not super rich so I guess high end led lights are off the menu.

    Many thanks in advance

    Deleted User replied 1 year, 11 months ago 15 Members · 17 Replies
  • 17 Replies
  • Cold-Bill

    Member
    July 12, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve Been using the Viparspectra Brand

    • bigbob33

      Member
      July 12, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      II’m quite interested in the hgl 550 v2….

      • hobby farmer

        Member
        August 12, 2020 at 10:24 am

        I have the 550 v2 rspec. Its a great light in a 4×4 set-up. They we’re just discontinued and replaced by the 600r. Looks to be another great light, but that would be more for a 5×5..

        Do some searching and you can find some 550’s out there at a really good price..

      • Deleted User

        Deleted User
        October 25, 2020 at 11:42 am

        the 550 v2 are up there with the best leds

  • stump

    Member
    July 15, 2020 at 1:44 am

    How about t5s with power veg bulbs anyone try them out other than the 1 guy I seen on YouTube

  • mrlou

    Member
    July 15, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Im going to save you hours of research and internet price comparison.

    1200/2000/4000<wbr>W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum IR Indoor Plants VEG Bloom Panel US

    @ ebay …. Your welcome

  • bigbob33

    Member
    July 18, 2020 at 11:10 am

    OK.. . I’ve narrowed it down to the lumatek Zeus 600 or the hgl 550 r spec v2… anyone had experience with either of those?

    • Deleted User

      Deleted User
      October 25, 2020 at 11:47 am

      If you get the lumatek make sure you get the PRO but yeah i would go for the lumatek zeus 600w pro. Check out migros review & test, its a very sold light.

    • weareplayingwithfire

      Member
      November 26, 2020 at 3:29 am

      If you have it in the budget go Luxx 645 if not definitely go HLG

  • Gavin

    Member
    July 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I would use 2 or 3 Mars Hydro TS3000 depending on your grow size.

  • Paulie

    Member
    August 5, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Using the Mars Hydro TSL2000.. $269

  • ReeferMerch

    Member
    August 9, 2020 at 9:59 am

    I just finished building my own lights. I got all the parts from rapidled.com. My total parts list came in just under $300, if I were to buy the same lights already built they would have been over $600. I just added these four Cree COBS to my blurple and I am getting great light. If you interested in a parts list, let me know, happy to send you what I put together. Here is the completed project. From my understanding these LED’s consume much less power.

    • reeserbuds

      Member
      December 13, 2020 at 10:54 am

      Please send me list would love to check something out like that

  • bazbot

    Member
    October 20, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    I run 3 of these in a 4×4 although only full power last 3 weeks of flower,rest of time 100 W each,only run 1 from clone to early veg,then switch all 3 at 100w late veg early flower.then ramp them up. I think they are great, I’m new to led

  • ghan007

    Member
    November 14, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    You should check out “migro” youtube channel for the best info on lights. he is an irish lad and is as straight as you can get he does fair led light reviews and there is no bullshit. I’m currently using his array 240w sub for my 1200w phlizon.. just check him out.. trust me…👊☝️

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  • victorytoker

    Member
    November 29, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    I’m using maxisun pb2000 ( 3 of them ) in a 4×4 tent, first grow with them but plants love em, on sale they are $230 per on amazon. I added ir ( they have near ir diodes ) with $10. Ir diodes for .50c each and an arduino nano ( $3 ) with a light sensor ( $1) wrote a basic program, light sensor senses lights on and turns ir on.. light company’s rape people for single ir diodes in their lights imo. 🙂

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    December 20, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    im not sure on ur budget but the new bar style lights are rocking the efficency atm u have to keep the lights close but u have no hot spots over u hole canopy i personaly am running the optic 600h in flower and 2 optic one 54w 5000k cobs and 2 optic one xl 100w 3500k in veg i find the cobs give better penitration witch makes training easyer imo