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630w DE - CMH?

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Canadian4meds, Sep 26, 2016.

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    since1991

    since1991 Well-Known Member

    Dude..enough with the bowshit. You dont know what your talking about in regards to light amd carbon dioxide. You can copy amd paste and link all you want. Ive got many many years on you kids. The light for the area in question is just fine without co2. Your a third grow pro. This site has many of your kind.
     
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    Dynamo626

    Dynamo626 Well-Known Member

    ok lol no idea what im talking abought. Alpinstash the vid that was posted ware the commercial facility is running 5 315s over a 4x8s said they are open to questions. ask how much co2 they are pumping in and why.
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    5 cmh over a 4x8 is gonna have a ton of spots without light. a single 315 cmh covers a core flowering area of about a 2x2 or 3x3 max
     
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    DesertHydro

    DesertHydro Well-Known Member

    i dont think he is saying it wont help or contribute to yield, density etc its just that the law of diminished returns comes into play at that point. lets not get too out of control here haha.

    obviously if you add more light and can control the temps you are going to see some added benefit, whether it from less shadowing, more intensity, uniformity etc but there is a cut off point at where the input/outputs are going askew.

    that being said, its 315w which as far as most growers are concerned is pretty minimal. i personally prefer to be efficient as possible without limiting my plants if possible.
     
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    wietefras

    wietefras Well-Known Member

    CMH is not more efficient than HPS. Both get around 1.9umol/s/w. If anything cmh less efficient since a good double ended HPS bulbs can produce 2.1umol/s/W.
     
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    Dynamo626

    Dynamo626 Well-Known Member

    ya did your math wrong 600 hps se puts out an average of 1140 thats the same as a 315 cmh so yes they put out the same amount of light but you didnt acount that the cmh does it on 315w not 600
    1140 divided by 600 is 1.9
    1140 divided by 315 is 3.6
    honestly the ppfd chart i looked at for 315 put it at 1100 umole/sec the math sais that is 3.49/watt
     
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    nizzaofficial

    nizzaofficial Member

    CMH is more efficient than HPS for its plant useable light, The photons in HPS are big where as in CMH they are small,

    CMH Has a better spectrum good amounts of UV for better quality, Run cooler, HPS gives off a lot of heat. CMH CRI 92, DE HPS CRI 32,

    That being said both CMH and DE HPS are both great in there own way, Some people like to mix them both together,
     
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    wietefras

    wietefras Well-Known Member

    No I did not. They are lying to you about the CMH. Look up a datasheet for a CMH bulb. Its really around 1.9
     
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    wietefras

    wietefras Well-Known Member

    I sincerely hope that you are kidding.
     
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    nizzaofficial

    nizzaofficial Member

    CMH more of the blue, HPS more of the red
     

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    Dynamo626

    Dynamo626 Well-Known Member

    that is referring to the light wave in nanometers. blue has a much smaller wave i think between 400 and 500 nm
    and red a longer wave between 600 and 700 nm. blue photons actually carry more energy than red.
     
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    Dynamo626

    Dynamo626 Well-Known Member

    just an after thought. funny how light can be both a wave and a particle. love quantum physics lol.
    soon all lighting lies will be revealed to me. it can be frustrating comparing charts that have been posted by manufactures, especially since reflector size and shape affect readings. that and lowering or raising a light by just a few inches greatly changes the ppdf readings. early January my shop is building me a light testing lab.
    like the one at Monstergardens. just ordered the par meters.
     
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    since1991

    since1991 Well-Known Member

    I think your nutso if you think running 1500 to 1800 watts of ANY HID lamps (hps..mh or cmh) is too much light in a 4x8 area without co2. Cmon. Where do you cats get this shit from?
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Question for you Brother @Dynamo626 since you seem to really know your way around CMH. Have you ever heard of anyone trying to burn (3) 315's on a single 1000W Ballast the way some have burned (2) 600W HPS?
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    I am quite impressed with the conversation in this thread - even with all the skewed info and difference of opinion everyone is managing to keep their shit together :clap:
    Clearly cmh being bulbs is drawing a much more level headed group of participants than the diode threads :P
     
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    since1991

    since1991 Well-Known Member

    Never ventured much into the led threads.Pretty rough huh?
     
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    since1991

    since1991 Well-Known Member

    That HLG 550 sounds like the bees knees. If one could get 2 pounds...or hell...even a pound and a half from one of those in a 4x4..holy sheeitt !!! That changes up the whole frikin book.
     
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    Dynamo626

    Dynamo626 Well-Known Member

    Havent heard of that however even if the wireing was possable the cmh lighting runs on low frequency square wave ballasts. Hps run on a high frequency ballast
     
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    Dynamo626

    Dynamo626 Well-Known Member

    Quantums are bad ass but soooo expensive
     
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    DesertHydro

    DesertHydro Well-Known Member

    diodes??? LEDS dont work for shit ;) dont mind the circle, i was showing someone a certain strain. I will try any and all tech as long as its sound. my next trial is CMH even if its just for veg. My blue COBs make smashed stocky plants.
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