T5s brands...need advice

Discussion in 'CFL / Fluorescent Lighting' started by Hippie hipper, Jan 7, 2018.

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Best t5 or Chinese led(for veg)

  1. Agrobrite

    16.7%
  2. Sunblaze

    66.7%
  3. Hydroplanet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Viparspectra 300w

    16.7%
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    You would do well to listen to @whitebb2727

    He is a straight shooter with experience and results and no hidden agenda like the other t-5 growers mentioned.

    I would like to know what ballast the lamp uses and how a warranty claim would be handled.

    How can it be $100 less? Did you check plantlighting hydroponics?

    https://www.plantlightinghydroponics.com/sun-blaze-2ft-t5-fluorescent-light-w-lamps.html

    https://www.plantlightinghydroponics.com/sun-blaze-4ft-t5-fluorescent-light-w-lamps.html
     
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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for the old ballast to take a pic. Not sure what I did with it. They are good ballast. Out of the three lights I only had one fail. I just emailed the company and gave them the model and which ballast it was and they sent a new one no questions asked.
     
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    Hippie hipper

    Hippie hipper Member

    Man that's some sexy buds! That almost makes me want to give a full run under t5s lol

    I order the 8 bulb 2ft, they had a newer updated version like the agrobrites, I bought that one. It was $103, and I'm gonna look into those bulbs. Did you use a full spectrum the entire grow? Or blues for veg reds for flower(420 460 veg and forgot flower ranges)
     
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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    I used the mixed spectrum I mentioned from start to finish. The 2 footer won't be nearly as good as the 4 foot ones.
     
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    Hippie hipper

    Hippie hipper Member

    My veg tent is small though. If i went 4 ft I'd have to convert my flower room into t5s. Replace 600w hid to t5s...seems risky to me lol
     
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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Oh. Yea. The 2 foot will veg just fine. The 6500 bulbs that come with it will work just fine for veg until they need replacing. 6500 will make nice tight nodes.
     
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    Hippie hipper

    Hippie hipper Member

    That's good to hear! Do you have grow journals up here? I'd love to see the process under t5s. Kind of fan boying honestly. I'm pumping out probably double the watts you are and we've got similar buds...lol
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    Shhhyyyyyyttt. Hang them 4 footers vertically. :)
     
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    Hippie hipper

    Hippie hipper Member

    Haha holy crap that'd be something
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    I used 2x 2 bulb 2fters across from each other as side lighting a year ago. But ended up being too bulky, later down the road. so I went with some blurple strips from amazon instead lol same wattage but had to use 10 2ft strips ~70watts compared to 68 watts of the floros
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    Forgot to mention mine where t8s tho lol different but same same. But yeah vertically would be different
     
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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Yes. My new journals are led and in my sig. Ill find a link for my t5 grows.
    https://www.rollitup.org/t/oak-wardrobe-organic-grow.870933/
     
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    Hippie hipper

    Hippie hipper Member

    I traded a buddy my goods for 20 autos, might do a full journal under t5s, 1 auto for 2ft 8 bulbs would be decent I feel like. Never done autos...never done t5s...seems fun lol
     
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    I'mBatman

    I'mBatman Well-Known Member

    I would check out Nickel City bad-boy T5's. They've got some sick lights
     
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    I'mBatman

    I'mBatman Well-Known Member

    The problem with LED is you can't get the truth out of the factory about wattage and a good high watt LED needs to be 5-7 feet away from your plants.
     
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    I'mBatman

    I'mBatman Well-Known Member

    My problem is I can't find any the right size for my ghetto grow. Lol
     

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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Nah. I run cobs and diodes. Both can be run at about 18 inches on the cob without lenses and about 30 inches on the diode light.
     
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    Killarkhronic

    Killarkhronic Member

    Doesnt look like anyone has been on this thread in awhile but...i was wondering if anyone has vegged with t5s under rdwc system or any dwc system and how well did it work?. I just bought 6 hydrocrunch t5 8 lamp light fixtures and am going to replace my 4 600 w mh and 2 400 w mh in my veg room. I have a flower room that i flip to so about 9 weeks and a few days is all ill have time to veg for. Just figured transitioning clones to undwr the t5 would be bettwr on them.
     
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    Hippie hipper

    Hippie hipper Member

    9
    9 week veg is a lot to ask from a T5 in my opinion. Whitebb is the seasoned vet though, if see if he would reply and go by his advice
     
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    Killarkhronic

    Killarkhronic Member

    Dont think thatll be enough time? Im gonna lst and tie down during veg then get my scrog up for when i flip to under my 1000ws. I mean usually they gwt way to big with metal halides anyway lol
     
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