Led Users Unite!

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by project fuoro, Sep 11, 2009.

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    Big smo

    Big smo Well-Known Member

    Only lst since these are autos. I hear you on the one big cola thing but I have 6-8 buds this size on each plant. Other strains are more of the pine cone sized.
     
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    Big smo

    Big smo Well-Known Member

    Autos are much different. Reason I like them is my space is set up more for them. I do have veg and flower areas but I don't have everything fully secluded off. Training as you know determine the size and shape of the plants which I have done to the fullest extent. Where in the past my photo growing was trained extensively but also done outdoors too. I topped and lollipopped to even the canopy and lower lights. This helped prevent massive colas.

    These autos are very large, being short and stocky I was destined to get some fat colas. These plants here range from 4oz to 8oz each which is pretty damn good for a 80 day seed to chop plant. The resin production is a little lower on Dinafem strains but the trade off is size. Quality of the plants and smoke is great and much better than the local competition. I sell every bit of the buds and extract the lower popcorn and sugar leaves. For me it's about the money and money unfortunately comes with yield. Anything over 250 per oz is unheard of here. So producing lower quantity of top shelf isn't smart.

    Everyone's a critic and the best pot grower around. But what counts is My stuff sells, it is produced efficiently and fasts.
     
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    goofy81

    goofy81 Well-Known Member

    Hooked up 30 x cxb3590s today @ 1.4a.

    And amazingly the entire thing drew 1545w !! The drivers are pretty Damn efficient compared to ballast

    My 2x600w hps was drawing like 1400w !!!

    Forgot to mention my timer draws about 10w too. Lol
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    Pics? I'm sure I'm not the only one wanting to see that!
     
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    goofy81

    goofy81 Well-Known Member

    Sure,
    Heres some pics to help others get some ideas. The drivers get damn hot ! 50 degrees when its 20c ambient! (no airflow). Im hoping when its 40 ambient they'll be ok.
    Pics show my cable trunk, easy to manage all the wago connectors under there by sliding the lid off. Every single bar is earthed too and connectors are hidden away in cheap junction boxes
    Included a shot of roots popping out with the plants barely 2ft wide by 2ft high in 12 gallon pots!
     

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    BM9AGS

    BM9AGS Well-Known Member

    Hmm. My 16 cxb 3590 on 1.4a pulls 845 from wall.
     
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    hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    Nice, some great design and honed skills. Quite an investment. Impressed.
     
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    goofy81

    goofy81 Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I thought it was quite strange too. Maybe my potentiometers aren't giving them 100% juice??
    I think 110v reduces the efficiency of this driver too.
     
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    Smee23

    Smee23 Member

    Does anyone else find that the plants take longer to veg under LED but flowers a little quicker. To achieve my nugbuckets manifold I need to veg for about 5-6 weeks where as on the other side! I was vegging for 3.5 weeks. Im just interested in other peoples experiences
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    I havent seen this personally.
     
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    BM9AGS

    BM9AGS Well-Known Member

    Pics? I'm doing manifold now and don't believe what you say to be at all true.
     
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    Smee23

    Smee23 Member

    Well how long does it take you under led to veg? Me and my friend both started using both types of lighting at the same time on the same strain and this is what happened? It was at the beginning of the year so no pics
     
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    goofy81

    goofy81 Well-Known Member

    Ok, unless you give us details about the LED I'm going to assume you used el cheapo under powered LED focused on flower wave lengths.
    Not all LED are the same
     
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    Smee23

    Smee23 Member

    Yea it was a cheaper one but all I cld afford. I've been in the other threads and am looking at cree cobs for the future
     

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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    This is the Blue Cheese. She's going to fish a week after the Fruit Punch, more than likely. Still, like, 2.5-3 weeks.

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    Smee23

    Smee23 Member

    No disrespect but she looks a lil scrawny! I'd want more bud. They are great pics though. Was it an auto?
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    She hasn't started the swell yet. Don't worry, you'll learn.
     
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    nevergoodenuf

    nevergoodenuf Well-Known Member

    You might want to raise your light a little. Those leaves at the top that are twisting funny, looks like an intensity problem.
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    That was probably more or less due to prior overwatering. That isn't heat/light stress.
     

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