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Go Green LEDs Cree CXB3070 grow lights

Discussion in 'Rollitup Advertisers' started by GoGreenLEDs, Sep 22, 2015.

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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    Those would be UV-A LEDs in the grow lights. It may have some benefit to plants but not as far as increasing THC, which if it works at all requires UV-B. That type of LED cost a few hundred bucks each, meaning single LEDs. They also don't last long, because UV-B is so damaging, and they would probably need to be within inches of plants, because UV-B drops off very quickly. So in short, no, there are no LED lights that would be suitable for reptiles. At least none anyone other than Bill Gates would want to pay for.
     
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    TheChemist77

    TheChemist77 Well-Known Member

    i went and bought a few 90 watt metal halide street type rfixtures,, they say that metal halide produce benificial amounts of uva n uvb for reptiles,, they also produce some heat which is good as reptiles get there warmth from above,, heat rocks are somtimes used but can have disasterous effects...its a shame i couldnt use my 400 watt,600,watt mh ballasts n reflectors,, just to much light for the small cage they are in.. 3 90 watt mh's seem to be keeping my iguanas happy n healthy
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    Actually a halide's not gonna cut it, unless it's a special UV-B one. Pretty much gotta buy the reptile CFLs, or mercury bulbs they sell in pet stores. With a street light halide the reptile will die of vitamin D deficiency. They use a type of glass that blocks virtually all UV-B, for human safety reasons. There, I saved a life. Poor little Myron, or whatever, would have been a goner. On the good side, you can use the halides for growing dope, so not a total waste.
     
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    Big smo

    Big smo Well-Known Member

    I guess the 18" t8 in my cob light that's 30" away from the tops of the plants is just wasting energy than. If a cob can't do it there is no way a flouro can
     
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    GoGreenLEDs

    GoGreenLEDs Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    Yeah, maybe just a little too close, probably fine with 1 switch (half power) at that distance.
     
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    TheChemist77

    TheChemist77 Well-Known Member

    are u sure? i went on google and put in,,, best lighting for reptile,, and it gave 4 1 cfl, 2 flourecent, 3 mercury vapor, 4 metal halide
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure, let's put it that way. You would need as much UV as the sun, and obviously if halides had that then everyone who used them for normal lighting would get skin cancer, which would probably not be good for business. I don't know how much UV your reptile needs but if it's one of the ones that need it to make vitamin D then a normal halide will not work. Here's the spectrum of a halide. UVB is 280-315 nm and this drops right off at 350. I did find a page that said halides were good for reps but maybe he's full of it.

    I can't say for absolutely certain that the rep would die, but it wouldn't surprise me. It's pretty common knowledge to anyone involved with lighting that the glass of commercial HID lights block UV, which is why if the glass ever breaks it would be a bad idea to hang around or look at it, if it's still on. BTW it would be true to say that halides put out "UV", just that it's only UV-A, and not even much of that.

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    TheChemist77

    TheChemist77 Well-Known Member



    thanks for the info,,, i am looking into this,, i have iguanas.. i was going between mercury vapor n metal halide and thought the mh came in lower wattages,, i paid $150.00 for 3 ballast w hood that look like street lamp fixtures,,each is 90 watts.. guess i shouldve went with mercury vapor,, i couldve got 3 150watt self ballasted bulbs at amazon for $25.00 each
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    Yup, merc vapor is what they sell in pet stores. I don't know if they're even just stock ones, may have a special glass for UVB. Seriously just go to a pet store and buy a proper rep light dude. You're playing with Iggy's life and comfort. Like I said, you can still use the halides for growing weed, so not so bad actually. Otherwise you probably would have bought a HPS and got stretchy plants.
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    Actually there are halide UV lights, made specially for reptiles. You can't use regular halides though. Come to think of it, might be a good lamp for growing with, since it says it's like the midday sun. It says they're a new item, in limited production, so probably nobody tried them for growing yet. Might cost a lot more than regular halides though. I couldn't tell from the page what the wattage is for the $139. I think it's only 70w, from the "test" pdf linked.
     
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    TheChemist77

    TheChemist77 Well-Known Member

    thanks again,, im currentlty using the flourecent T5 DESERT UV BULBS ALONG WITH CFL,S AND THE MH FOR HEAT.. in my grow room my veg room has 1 315 watt cmh and 1 100 watt 4k go green,, my bloom room has 2 315's and 2 3k 100 watt go greens and 1 4k 100 watt go green...
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    Oh I see, you already have better lights for growing.
     
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    GoGreenLEDs

    GoGreenLEDs Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

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    TheChemist77

    TheChemist77 Well-Known Member


    whatb distance do u recomend keeping the 100 watt citizen cobs above canopy?
    i have a 4x6 table covered by 2 315 watt cmh 2ft above canopy, and 2 100 watt citizen go green 3000k, and 1 100 watt citizen go green 4k ive been keeping at the same height as the ceramics.. i wonder if they should be closer?? the 100 watt citizens look to have nice penitration but buds directly under the cobs are a bit smaller than buds directly under the ceramics,, do i need to lower the height?? im worried if i lower them theyll burn the tops???
    the mix of ceramic and cob's has increased my gpw, greater potency, i also use a 100 w 4k citizen in veg,, it is great
     
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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Uva works also.

    Htg Agromax makes a uva bulb specific to horticulture.

    I have used it and it worked.
     
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    BobCajun

    BobCajun Well-Known Member

    People have tried adding black lights and it didn't help. That's what UVA is, black light. Get some black lights and try it if you want. Just don't expect much benefit. I didn't see any when I tried them, though it was just small CFLs.
     
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    Michiganjesse

    Michiganjesse Well-Known Member

    Gogreen you rock
     
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    GreenThumbsMcgee

    GreenThumbsMcgee Well-Known Member

    i bought one a while back, would you honor a deal if i were to jump on the 4 pack deal?
     
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    GoGreenLEDs

    GoGreenLEDs Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    Sure
     

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