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  • Optic LED 8+ light VS. ChilLED Growcraft X6 light

    Posted by Matt on July 1, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Hello all, I just joined the group. I’m new to the hobby, and just set up my first grow.

    I’m trying to decide between two lighting options and wanted to get some opinions, if that’s ok.

    I know several variables are taken into consideration when making such a large purchase, but I literally have analysis paralysis… any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am growing in a 4′ x 4′ x 8′ Gorilla tent.

    Options:

    1. Optic LED 8+

    2. CHilLED GrowCraft X6 1000Wat

    Thank you for any advice

    Deleted User replied 3 years, 3 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • rob-cltv

    Administrator
    July 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Based on the research I did when I set up my Growcraft X6 (600w model), both lights are amazing quality but the Growcraft has a slightly better PPFD drop off and seems to run cooler. I would honestly recommend the Growcraft over the Optic 8+ but would recommend looking into more brands too since you’re investing so much into the lighting. Gavita and HLG also have great LED lighting for comparable pricing.

    If you do go with the Growcraft, you can save a few pesos with our coupon code: 420GC5

    You may have seen our review on it, if not, here it is: https://youtu.be/FNpwU8Tk_9c

  • Matt

    Member
    July 1, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you Rob, for the quick reply, I appreciate it. If I may ask two more questions, I think I’ll be able to make my decision tonight and get it ordered.

    1. What is the major/noticable difference between the 600 watt and the 1000 watt?

    2. What are your feelings on the Black Dog Phytomax-2 1000? I know its a bit more, but is it worth it?

  • sharah00

    Member
    July 5, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    I love my Blackdog, and it’s only a 400!

  • your_mailman_grows

    Member
    August 6, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Matt have you checked out the HLG 550Rspec yet?

    Thats one id def check into as well. Plus runs at 480watts (+/-5w) at 100%.

    Just my $.02 thats all.

    Best of luck keep us updated🤙💨🍻

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    December 20, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    the huge diffrence is one is all led and ones a hybrid of led and cobs and the huge diffrence is in the penitration with the cobs the growcraft is a bar style witch will have an even canopy but lack real penitration whare the cobs on the optic 8+ get much deeper in the canopy but will have hot spots