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Best light for my 7x7 tent?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Super180, Jan 20, 2018.

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    Super180

    Super180 Member

    Hi, I’m just about to buy myself a 7x7x6 tent
    And just want to know what is the best light I should get for it

    I heard LED is the way to go but have also been hearing a lot cmh lately no an not to sure on which to use? This will be my first grow so just want to make sure I make the right choices first time around

    Cheers
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    I run nothing but led anymore. I love leds but I’ve seen good things on cmh it’s all preference just imo stay away from the cheap leds
     
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    Super180

    Super180 Member

    What LED you recommend?
    And how many watts would recommend for a 7x7 tent ? Maybe 2 600s
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    gonna need more than that. if you are talking about an off the shelf LED rated at 600, its only gonna put out about 2-300w.

    if you are mechanically inclined that are a million DIY threads here with boards, strips and/or COBS.
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

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    NanoGadget

    NanoGadget Well-Known Member

    7x7 is going to take a lot of light regardless of what type you go with. When I ran HPS I always had a 1000w every 4x4 or so. So if I were to run a 7x7 (and assuming I had good airflow and ac) I'd probably run 2 1000w side by side, or if I really wanted to pack the light in I'd do something like this... 20180120_104158.jpg

    If you're going LED, 2 or 3 HLG 550s would probably do that space nicely.
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    I’m getting two like I said, I want to try the qb train and see how they run. I’ve seen so many good things plus I love my cob lights
     
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    Johnny Lawrence

    Johnny Lawrence Well-Known Member

    1) 4-5 315s
    2) a few HLG QB kits
    3) DIY
     
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    thenotsoesoteric

    thenotsoesoteric Well-Known Member

    Honestly I'd just throw 2 x 600w hps in there. I mean if you got your stuff up to snuff then you'd pull a bit over 2 lbs, close to 3 lbs per harvest easy. And as far as quality of weed, I think you'll do fine.
    20180115_203506.jpg back neck.jpg
     
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    SunPlix CMH

    SunPlix CMH Member Rollitup Advertiser

    4 SunPlix 400W dimmable CMH grow lights are enough.
     

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    newguy123

    newguy123 Well-Known Member

    CMH are nice they use less power so less cooling and it seems they cut flower time by a week.
     
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