LED grow lights... input please.

Discussion in 'Indoor Lighting' started by turtle420, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. redtails

    redtails Registered+

    It raises the temp a few degrees, compared to 20+ degrees for HID lights. I'm currently testing LEDs out for the second time, I have had a 4' long panel that's 150w for about 7 or so years now. It's good for veg and would be good commercially for budding if I had a warehouse and 20 of them. I prefer to keep my plant count to a minimum, so this time I got a 340w panel that's roughly 8"x12" and that should be enough to get a decent footprint for 2 or 3 plants.

    I've been using it for a few weeks now and it's working very well for me. In two weeks of veg I went from this:

    To this:

    Plant on the right was the one pictured before and after one week under these LEDs I had to chop the top 3" off to keep it from getting too big!

    Now I'm budding and we'll see how it performs. I don't expect results like my 600w HPS, but using less electricity and producing less heat to cool is worth it right now. I think I paid $65 for one of the cheap generic ones on Amazon. I'm hopeful that this light will be very worth it.
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  2. Caribbean99

    Caribbean99 Registered+

    Wow! I'm impressed that you were able to achieve that with an inexpensive LED in such a short amount of time.
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  3. growdemon

    growdemon Registered+

    LED grow lights... input please

    here is what 2x California Lightworks solar flare 220's can do..

    day 1 under... flare's

    day 35 under solar flare's

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  4. raymont

    raymont Registered+

    LED grown

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  5. Lednoob

    Lednoob Registered

    I'm on my 1st led experience and things seem to be going. I've got a 1000w black dog phytomax. I'm jus a bit overwhelmed at the extent of my led. I'm a noob and I'm not sure how to control my led.
  6. DaveyBoyer

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    Everybody I know who switched to LEDs had worse yields at first. But after a few grows, they figured out that growing with LED is very different and they got their yields up to par. I've been thinking about getting some too, but the high price has been the deterrent so far.
  7. MyPhilly

    MyPhilly Registered+

    So....how did things turn out?
  8. EmilyTaylor

    EmilyTaylor Registered

    Why not go for a full-spectrum LED? It's good for every stage and can save you from the headache of when to switch lights.
  9. EmilyTaylor

    EmilyTaylor Registered

    Just want to introduce some of my favorite LED Grow Lights: https://lovebackyard.com/led-grow-lights/. Hope you enjoy them like I do :)
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  10. Weezard

    Weezard Registered+

    The most versatile light I've used is from "Magical Growth".
    It is not cheap but is the most versatile light on the market.
    Spectrum and intensity are fully adjustable.
    And the built in timers can change both throughout the on-time.

    You can start it with low intensity red and far red. Then raise the intensity while you bring up the blue to simulate noonday sun.
    Then slide it back to red/far red for indoor dusk, to reset the phytochrome.
    Phenomenal light, Almost as good as my home builts :D

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  11. Plumber07

    Plumber07 Registered+

    Damn, ANOTHER POST I have to bookmark. Using up my memory. Hope you're happy.
  12. Weezard

    Weezard Registered+

    Ecstatic. :D

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