The Solar Closet (400 watt Solarstorm)

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by zippywalnut, Sep 14, 2012.

  1.  
    zippywalnut

    zippywalnut Member

    Received my Solarstorm 400 earlier today. Thank you CLW for the GFP. The light is exactly what I expected. Very solid piece of equipment. I was actually extremely surprised with how quiet the thing runs. I'll be throwing in a few clones in the next couple days. Most likely going to SCROG it. Any feedback would be awesome.

    I'm thinking of upgrading to the S & P TD-150xs (silent series) fan. The 165cfm fan I have now is connected to a speed controller, and there is a suttle humming sound when the speed controller is less than 75%.

    I'll also be adding a 10-12inch Fan at the bottom blowing air straight up from the passive intake. Should help with stem strength as well as better air flow.





    2012-09-13 23.06.30.jpg 2012-09-13 23.07.23.jpg 2012-09-13 23.07.30.jpg 2012-09-13 23.07.39.jpg
  2.  
    Amaximus

    Amaximus Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the new panel, zippy. I was going to jump on the GFP program as well but the reduction of the warranty to 2 years and the weird stuff with their journals on their forum made me step back a bit. Either way I am super interested in seeing a full run with the solarstorm 400 and will tagging along for the ride.

    Have you used any led panels in the past? I have heard the solarstorms are heavy and run quite loud. I was just wondering if you had anything to compare the sound levels with?

    Good luck!
  3.  
    puffenuff

    puffenuff Well-Known Member

    Im in for this. Love me some california lightworks panels, the 400 is the sweet size I think. How big is your tent?
  4.  
    birdmananyweather

    birdmananyweather Well-Known Member

    oh i can see some happy gals in your very near future bongsmilie subbed for sure. you know what genetics you're going to be growing yet?
  5.  
    zippywalnut

    zippywalnut Member

    This is my first LED grow. I've only been growing with a 250 watt HPS before, as well as outdoor. The Solarstorm is definitely heavy - around 20 lbs. or so. And it gives off way less heat than my 250 HPS. As for sound, when I first plugged the thing in, I wasn't even sure if the fans we're running, that's how quite it was.


    36x20x63 inches. (LxWxH) Fits perfectly in my bedroom closet.
    Not sure on genetics. Going to the dispensary right now to talk to the budtender. He knows his shit. I've seen some nice SCROG grows of AK. So if that's available, ill be picking up two.

    Thanks Guys. Feel free to ask away, and plug in your feedback to help me improve this op.
  6.  
    Amaximus

    Amaximus Well-Known Member

    Awesome, That's good to hear, or not hear as the case may be. heh.

    Looking forward to seeing what you get from your dispensary. What medium do you plan to grow in?
  7.  
    zippywalnut

    zippywalnut Member

    Quick update:
    Transplanted (2) Blueberry Sour Diesel clones into 3-gallon geopots.
    Using Fox Farm Ocean Forest for medium.
    I wanted to stick with 2 of the same clones so I can experiment with nutes, as well as making the canopy as even as possible.


    2012-09-14 17.25.31.jpg
    puffenuff likes this.
  8.  
    Marktwang

    Marktwang Well-Known Member

    sub'd. im looking at purchasing a solar storm too.
  9.  
    zippywalnut

    zippywalnut Member

    Check California Light Works website for their "Growers Feedback Program". I got this lamp at almost half price, with the option of returning it after 90 days.
  10.  
    NeWcS

    NeWcS Active Member

    Ill be following this one as I grow in the same size tent with led's. RESPECT! :joint:
  11.  
    zippywalnut

    zippywalnut Member

    Thanks for following. Update coming soon. What exactly are you using? Results??
  12.  
    NeWcS

    NeWcS Active Member

    Two no name 90w ufo's and a blackstar 235. Ive had a stroke of bad luck but can normally get 2oz/plant
  13.  
    ottomatik

    ottomatik Active Member

    Oh I can't wait for this one! Niiiice light man!
  14.  
    LEDmania

    LEDmania Active Member

    I am wondering if the Solarflare and the ExremeLED is a same one?
  15.  
    birdmananyweather

    birdmananyweather Well-Known Member

    hey bud, can you tell me the exact dimensions that light is?
  16.  
    zippywalnut

    zippywalnut Member

    24"x18"x4" (LxWxH). 25 lbs.
  17.  
    PSUAGRO.

    PSUAGRO. Well-Known Member


    yes same company........extreme uses 3w(the reds are golden dragons!) and the solar uses 5w leds........if seen the extreme for under 300, which is a steal for the emitters used...
  18.  
    ineffablegreen

    ineffablegreen Member

    I talked George at CLW and he increased the warranty to 3 years, not decreased it. When they came out they had 2 year warranties, now all units have 3 yr.
  19.  
    ineffablegreen

    ineffablegreen Member

    Where did you buy this unit? I was thinking about getting one, but of course, these things aint exactly cheap!
  20.  
    Amaximus

    Amaximus Well-Known Member

    Oh? If that is the case then he needs to update the website. I was under the impression it was a three year and was reduced, not vice versa.

    http://californialightworks.com/TermsConditions.htm

    2 Year Manufacturers Warranty

    All of our products are under warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of (2) years from the date of original purchase. If a defect is determined, MWW Inc. d.b.a. California LightWorks will choose to (1) exchange the defective light with a new light with return shipping paid by MWW Inc, or (2) provide new replacement parts immediately. If the light has been tampered with or it is found that the damage was caused by the customer, there will be a repair fee associated with the return of your product. If it is determined that the product is un-repairable, we will notify you immediately. If the rivets are removed, your warranty becomes null and void. If damage has been caused by abnormal use, neglect (such as dripping water), wrong input voltage, dropping or breaking the light, etc..., the warranty is void. Warranty coverage is ultimately left to the discretion of MWW Inc. We reserve the right to refuse warranty repair or replacement service to anyone.

Share This Page