New to LEDs

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by KlosetKush, Jan 21, 2018.

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    KlosetKush

    KlosetKush Active Member

     
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    NanoGadget

    NanoGadget Well-Known Member

    I was told by someone from hlg to dim using the current pot. Apparently in some cases using the voltage pot can cause the lights to blink at lower power settings.
     
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    KlosetKush

    KlosetKush Active Member


    That' the "lo." Right?
     
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    HydoDan

    HydoDan Well-Known Member

    GPS. Hibernate... Best I've found....
     
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    BuddyColas

    BuddyColas Well-Known Member

    Thanks!
     
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    mista sativa

    mista sativa Well-Known Member

    I wanted to post a few pictures from my cheap ass, Chinese made LED’s. These are about 6 weeks old from seed. Topped once. I just began LST. I have two lights 185 watts each. I try keep the light 18in from most tops. As you can see theres not really any stretching, and growth is fast... I’m just posting because of all the hate because I went cheap up front. Not that I need to defend myself, but I broke my hand around Christmas and haven’t been able to work since then (hopefully next week) I chose to use cheap lights because $200 is a quarter of what I really wanted to spend. So it was either wait 3 months to grow, or initially go cheap to at least veg the plants. Also in my opinion these lights would be great for supplemental lighting. Stop the hate!
     

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    mista sativa

    mista sativa Well-Known Member

    I just ordered a quantum board light, it should be here any day... but I wanted to show an update of my plants that are still under the cheap $100 LEDs. 3rd week of flowering. I’ll snap a few more before I turn on the new light, then I’ll show a few days after the quantum board has been on✌️
     

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    mista sativa

    mista sativa Well-Known Member

    Just got my new light setup, so I wanted to do some before and after comparison photos. This is how my plants have done under just the cheap Chinese made LEDs. I’ll post a few pictures next week after the plants adjust to the new light.
     

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    Unit Farm System Supply

    Unit Farm System Supply Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    pls just stop. i think 185W is not enought for 1000W replacement. my own opinion
     
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    Unit Farm System Supply

    Unit Farm System Supply Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    Hi, you are good guys, are you interested in joining the activity of growth of marijuana with LED grow light
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    I think where many people are going wrong is not having a specific goal of what they are building.

    I start from the perspective, of let's say I need to cover x by x square feet.
    What size HPS would ordinarily be used for this space?
    How many lumens does the HPS put out ( I know it isn't scientific, but I think it has been established the LEDs have better spectrum, so it is used as a worst case scenario)

    Your LED fixture is not going to be far from these requirements, for similar yields.
    Work out how many COBS or strips you will need to produce the same output over the same square feet.
    It is better to err on the side of overkill, as the higher you need to hang the light the deeper it penetrates the canopy.
     
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    Unit Farm System Supply

    Unit Farm System Supply Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

     
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    mista sativa

    mista sativa Well-Known Member

    Eat a dick bro... no shit 185<1000. Why are you commenting on things that have already been established?
     
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    mista sativa

    mista sativa Well-Known Member

    Update: buds are extremely dense. They feel like Little Rock’s. Penetration from the quantum board is amazing. All my lowers are just as dense as my tops. I’ve defoliated twice during flowering, but light reaches all the way to the soil. I’ll be chopping in a few weeks. I’ll update with yield and grams per watt then✌️
     

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    Randodred

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    THT

    THT Well-Known Member

    I just use cheap stuff from amazon usually. Been thinking about trying the Quantum Boards which is probably what others would recommend.
     
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    Randodred

    Randodred Active Member

    Whats the yield like..
    Im only doing little 4×4 SOG
     
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    THT

    THT Well-Known Member

    4x4 is a huge space lol I have a 4X2 but the speed haze was grown in a 16inch x 16inch x 4 foot. I usually get over a half a gram per watt, with the cob pulling maybe 160watt at the wall, I was right around 90 grams for that plant.
     

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