Buds quality LEDs VS HPS

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by olsqueak, Nov 16, 2017.


    olsqueak Active Member

    Hello, what do you think about the buds quality under cob leds VS HPS ?
    I can read one member from an other place say than LEDs buds is not the same quality than hps.
    I can also read than LEDs buds are better than hps...
    I some users off this two can give their opinion.
    Have good vibes.
    Thanks before for your help friendly Olsqueak.

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    Bud quality isn't vastly different in my opinion under hps vs led since neither of them really have any UV, if you wanna get better quality than try CMH lighting.
    Chip Green

    Chip Green Well-Known Member

    Those claiming LED bud is of less quality than HID, have likely been exposed to LED bud that was grown with insufficient levels of photon production.

    CobKits Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    ive seen people grow great weed with LED
    ive seen people grow awful weed with HPS

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Never the other way around?

    apollo4201982 Well-Known Member

    I think you can do equally good with either one.

    CobKits Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    of course
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    hillbill Well-Known Member

    I did HPS and CMH for years but the last three and a half years I have used LEDs only and mostly COBs now. More photons per watt, superior spectrum, reliability and now very reasonable price points. Herb seems marginally better than CMH and HPS together but using about 60% as much electricity. Much easier to control your environment also.

    Huckster79 Well-Known Member

    If you cant afford a full switch to quality high end leds, use em as suppliments and fire both at em! I use hps but suppliment with some mediocre leds....
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    hillbill Well-Known Member

    Replacement often happens in stages as you'll see in reading this forum. Educate yourself before investing to avoid wasting money like many of us have in the past.

    Huckster79 Well-Known Member

    Thats part of why i do the blend, i beleive fully in the led concept. But when i started i knew only what my mentor taught me and hps is the default flower solution, as i dabble learning more on led im convinced that a day will come that led will be standard.... right nowvseems like so much is changing so fast with it and so much to learn to buy right im not ready to jump in head first, im wading the shore line....

    Im now entertaining building some led supplimental lights to add to my current photon generating set up to learn... what i have works im nervous unplugging and sitching fully as costs are coming down advancements happening all the time. My plan is to work my way there bit by bit to where i just dont need this magnetic ballast and a steet light bulb...
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    hillbill Well-Known Member

    COBs and Quantum Boards are cutting edge and several advertisers are old hands here at RIU. Lots of good info on this forum.

    GroErr Well-Known Member

    Quality to me = terps/loudness. I grew with CMH for ~2.5 years and quality was great. But when I switched to COBs the terps were/are significantly louder. Maybe I have a sensitive nose for terps but I've talked to a few others who have switched from either hps or CMH and noticed the same thing. It's a bit subjective but I can tell you that I wouldn't even consider switching back.
    The Dawg

    The Dawg Well-Known Member

    Buds Grown With A Timber Dual Spectrum Cob Lamp :hump:

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    lukio Well-Known Member

    tighter frostier nugs with led for sure. yodas a troll btw, most people put him on ignore - just a heads up (:

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    There are Yodas... And then there are Yodas.

    Just saying.

    lukio Well-Known Member

    haha yeah soz, dude! i should be more specific - yodaweed is a troll (:

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

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    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    To his credit, 1/2 the stuff he says is true & often times a good point.
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    lukio Well-Known Member

    wishing jail time on fellow forum members for growing the plant we love, as well as telling anyone unfortunate enough to listen to him that leds are shit...isnt cool.

    stand up for him if you want though!

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