Infrared heatlamp

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by The Loafter, Dec 8, 2018.

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    The Loafter

    The Loafter Well-Known Member

    Anyone Try adding a 100w heat lamp on top of their 800watt of qbs? might be a cheap way to add the reds to the existing qb builds. I'll be trying one soon i think.
     
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    Rocket Soul

    Rocket Soul Well-Known Member

    Ive been thinking about something similar. I played with the idea to add a Ruby Lux near infrared light bulb for quite some time. But for even distribution and having a hanging height sinisim to my fixture im settling on infra red diodes for the next upcoming fixtures.
     
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    Hugo Phurst

    Hugo Phurst Well-Known Member

    I loves Irony.o_O

    Most people have to work on getting rid of excess heat, and you're talking about adding a few hundred BTU's
     
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    Rocket Soul

    Rocket Soul Well-Known Member

    I agree on the irony, but with led and getting your air exchange from a snowy outside in an open room situation: damn, its pretty hard to hit 80°F with constant air exchange. Heating the whole room is quite wastefull so infra red seems to be the ticket: heat only the cannopy, and using much less watts than heating the whole room. Also, im of the opinion that infrared on the cannopy adds something to the grow which perfect temps doesnt.
     
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    1212ham

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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    LED- leaf temp will almost always be the same as ambient.
    HPS- 6-12* hotter than ambient usually.
     
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    pan2707

    pan2707 Member

    iv'e just ordered a 50w one for a small veg tent as struggling bad with led especially in veg
     
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    pan2707

    pan2707 Member

    ok been using the 50w heat lamp in veg for a few weeks now and plants look much happier.
    have just switched to flower should i turn these off during dark or am i ok to use for 24hr
     
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    boostedhonda

    boostedhonda Active Member

    Turn off
     
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    pan2707

    pan2707 Member

    thanks, may i just add the lamp is a black ceramic e27 bulb that doesn't give off any light as opposed to the medical ones that give off a red light.
    does this still need to go off.
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    COMPLETE DARKNESS, MY DUDE.
     
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    Rocket Soul

    Rocket Soul Well-Known Member

    Did you notice any stretch or any difference to what your used to? Im going to try 850nm ledbased infra red and will be doing limited trials at night, only a small section, but also afraid of possible herming. Not sure about your heat lamp, any ideas of spectrum or link for it? If no light from it and you can afford to take the risk of some seeds i say go for it. Any pics of those plants would also be lovely ;) happy growing
     
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    boostedhonda

    boostedhonda Active Member

    I run an electric oil radiator with a piece of tape over the on light. I use it to get temps up in the day and keep my day/night temp difference to a minimum. 2A80B48F-8BCC-459E-97EE-C7F179B67AA7.jpeg
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    I wouodnt
     
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    pan2707

    pan2707 Member

    don't know if i'm allowed to post links but if you google ceramic heat emitter you'll see which i mean. think they used as reptile heat lamps.
    says non light emitting heater below
    Feature:
    • Black bulb: simulates the moon's natural glow for nocturnal viewing without disturbing the reptile's day/night cycle.
    • Tough ceramic sockets: won't break down in heat stress.
    • Non-light emitting heater: offers an excellent 24 hours heat source.
    • Infrared hot: may penetrate the skin organization, expands the blood vessel and blood cirulation.
    • Flat-faced design: more efficient and longer lasting which build up excess heat internally.
    • No need additional light source: thoroughly heat any reptile.
     
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    Airwalker16

    Airwalker16 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely post a link
     
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    pan2707

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    Rocket Soul

    Rocket Soul Well-Known Member

    Theres no light to it. Plants wake up with 660ish nm. I guess im im j a curious one. Will be doing this but with a led package.
     
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    pan2707

    pan2707 Member

    gonna give it a try for a few week let you no if anything goes wrong
     
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    Rocket Soul

    Rocket Soul Well-Known Member

    Coolio. Id look out for extra stretch and nanners; male pollen sacks. Not that id expect them, but if something happens it would go along those lines. How big is your space? Will you have space to have some kinda control plant to see a conparison?
    When i i my test ill do a limited space where ill run ir day and night, all the way thru until final bud ripening.
     
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