Thinkn Bout Goin LED.....Help!!!!!!

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by KingJackFrosty, Aug 24, 2013.

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    KingJackFrosty

    KingJackFrosty New Member

    This is My 2nd Grow.....My 1st I Went With CFL's.....I've Been Thinking About Purchasing A 240W Blackstar LED Light I'm Doing A Closet Grow....But I'm Curious About Yeild And Potency Before I Purchase It.....Has Anyone Bought One Of These And Sustained A Grow With It??
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    Bakatare666

    Bakatare666 Well-Known Member

    I did CFL my first indoor grow, with bagseed, and got 2 3/4 oz. dried, finishing with 305w total after going with 98w to veg for 30 days, and all but the last month of flower.
    If you want info on LED's, a couple good guys to follow would be 'Prosperian', or '~Dankster~420'.
    If you can get hold of 'McWhippen420', he used an 900w Blackstar his last grow.
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    jcmjrt

    jcmjrt Active Member

    Have you checked out the sticky above for people looking for advice on what to buy?

    I am not a blackstar fan. I've seen waaay too many threads asking for advice on how to repair their blackstar...and waaay too many times folks post about how great the veg is going and then disappear and say nothing more when they hit the flower stage...and then show up later saying how LED sucks and they know as they tried and the yield s*cked...etc, etc Anyway, there are certainly many opinions...
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    lax123

    lax123 Active Member

    just read Amazon Ratings... also stating 240W because of using 80 x 3W led = red flag :edit: i read its actually 130W, then 300$ is also kinda expensive, not considering the crappy quality
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    JMD

    JMD Active Member

    Do not buy the blackstar LED, the build quality is horrible. Simply horrible.
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    djwimbo

    djwimbo Active Member

    Don't buy a BS240 and expect a lot. It's enough for two small plants, or one ok one.

    People on here have used them, and had success, but do some more reading. If you show up asking about the BS240, we all know you're new to this and don't want to ante up the money.

    $300 for a 135W POS
    or... $100 more for a California Light Works SolarFlare200(160W)
    I think I'd rather have 6x of these for the same $300: http://www.diamond-grow-lights.com/...ticulture-LEDs-for-supplemental-use::166.html
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    Nice Ol Bud

    Nice Ol Bud Well-Known Member

    Wait a couple more years for the technology to get better & cheaper.
    Just my 0.02.. <3

    In the mean time... T5 bongsmilie
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    djwimbo

    djwimbo Active Member

    Cheaper I can understand, but "better" is here.

    It might not be ideal for people with larger scale setups, but the closet grows are doing great with LED's.
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    lax123

    lax123 Active Member



    zomg they r 11Watts, 50$ for 11Watts is like can i borrow ur lighter cuz i wanna buuuuurn that money

    well maybe they r not bad considering the size and technology they claim to have, but quite expensive
    there is efficiency but at some point its just more watts > less watts
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    djwimbo

    djwimbo Active Member

    My comparison was to the BS240, but thanks for your input. I'm sure that helped.
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    lax123

    lax123 Active Member

    comparing to pure power/output of bs240 or comparing to a bs240 failing after 3 months? :-)
    your comment sounds ironic, why u think 66W would be better then 140W (i think thats what the bs240 has in truth)
    dont wanna start reading datasheets now but i doubt they r more then twice as efficient
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    djwimbo

    djwimbo Active Member

    I'm not going to argue in a thread started by a guy with one post.

    You can disagree with me, that's fine.
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    Bumping Spheda

    Bumping Spheda Active Member

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    lax123

    lax123 Active Member

    ok lets agree to disagree :-) atleast regarding what you get for the money
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    dbkick

    dbkick Well-Known Member

    failure rate of blackstar 500s in my7 experience are very high, I'm talking the light or at least half of it stops working, same outcome though, shitty grow.
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    GreenSanta

    GreenSanta Well-Known Member

    my advice is the following. buy Area - 51.
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    blowincherrypie

    blowincherrypie Well-Known Member

    Holla at them boys at Area-51.. See if they have anything they could hook you up with a discount.. If you're active on the boards they are usually more than willing to work with you..

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