panda led lights from china?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by toaster struedel, Mar 2, 2018.

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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Well-Known Member

    anyone running these? or have any info on them? prices, ect.
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    None but there’s plenty of other options, much better ones.
     
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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Well-Known Member

    They don't look bad, they offer Cree,vero, and citizen all with meanwell drivers. Prices are fair to if the duty tax isn't to high.
     
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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Well-Known Member

    These are made with same components the top US makers are using.
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    In what regards? Are they cobs or quantum boards? If they’re purple they ain’t worth the trouble.
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Nm I just seen I’ll have to look them up
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Looking at the pricing on the ones that do indeed us Cree and stuff are close to the same price. I having a feeling you’ll spend more on shipping than the few dollars you save. Unless you have a different source.
     
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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Well-Known Member

    pdgrow.com the ones i was pricing are about 30% cheaper and free shipping. that why i was hoping to find someone who ordered. to see what the import taxes are. they look top notch.
     
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    toaster struedel

    toaster struedel Well-Known Member

    400w cree cob setup around $300
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

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    Lordhooha

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    Canadain Closet Gardener

    Canadain Closet Gardener Well-Known Member

    I almost ordered from them last year off of alibaba , I ended up going with http://szidealight.com/
    I think Panda is legit I follow his youtube channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIrkeqHAN-rH6Qhbd6yELMA/videos

    on a 900 USD purchase I think I had to pay $130CND in duties. I have no idea on US duties.
    Just a tip. Use a credit card with very good consumer protections or at least paypal when dealing with purchases from China.
    Good Luck
    CCG
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    What size light did you get for 900 bucks?
     
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    Canadain Closet Gardener

    Canadain Closet Gardener Well-Known Member

    I purchased this one.
    http://szidealight.com/ProductView.asp?ID=83
    This is set up in my tent

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    This was the first bud grown with it.
    Alaskan
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    Currently on my third grow with it. I had originally planned on putting it in a 4x6 or 5x3
    tent after my first grow and using my 2x4 tent a Veg tent. In my 2x4 tent I pulled 14 oz on my first grow and 12oz on my second was quite happy with the results
    This run I'm using half the power but the light is closer. I also added a rapid LED far red puck
    Dutch Passions Power Plant day 41
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    Cheers
    CCG
     
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    SmokeyMcChokey

    SmokeyMcChokey Well-Known Member

    For 870 bucks you could get and build the parts needed for at least 12 better binned chips. Forget that crap. Either build your own or stuck with cmh or hps. Personal opinion at least
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    I did price out hlg 600h you don’t really save much if you build it yourself.
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    But it’s wasn’t 900 bucks either only 740
     
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    Canadain Closet Gardener

    Canadain Closet Gardener Well-Known Member

    I didn't have the confidence or the time to build my light at the time. I think I got good value for my $.
    I checked ordering from some American companies but shipping and duties are way more than I was willing to pay.
    Also all those tools and supplies add up when building a light. If your starting from scratch.
    Now I have the time and not rushed. I just built my first light.
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    Those bridgelux strip builds are quite easy to do.
    Also I'm excited Chilled LED is going to be releasing a

    Growmau5 100W 48V 2A pucks for $50 (220pc lm561C)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BfwTs9klZKA/?hl=en&taken-by=growmau5
    Cheers
    CCG


     
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    CikaBika

    CikaBika Member

    Dude I negotiated with them too, but I cant remember why I didnt buy..there are at least dozen "legit" companies but no one can guarantee what kind of chips you will get.. If you are in USA timber and quantum or amare...
     
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    SmokeyMcChokey

    SmokeyMcChokey Well-Known Member

    Nice. Thanks for the link in intrigued by what some of these folks are up to.
     

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