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Grow lights

by Monkeywrench about March 14 - report

Been looking at the 2000 watt king plus any input would help as I cannot afford those $500.00 lights any help would help I'm sure thanks
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  • 13.018

    pipeman69 13.018 points - March 14

    Checkout viperspectra par 700
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  • 19.346

    airplane 19.346 points - March 14

    Galaxhydro 300 watt is $100.00 it a cheap light but gives good results for starting out (also know many who muse thwn with ecellent results - Look at Kind Led's. Black Dog. Youare going toget many answers to you question = there are many on this site whom use LED's and I'm sure they will chim-in. you will meed to spend $500.00 + for quality light (look at LED LIGHT DEPOT.com  also California light works is rated high also. start in-expensive  because you willwant to up-grade if you light LED's.  what light are you using now ?  happy hunting !!!!!

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  • 2.784

    Bigruss13 2.784 points - March 14

    https://www.ledgrowlightsdepot.com/collections/horticultural-lighting-group-led-grow-lights-for-sale/products/horticulture-lighting-group-260-watt-quantum-board-led-grow-light-kit-diy They have some a little cheaper than this even. These are some of the most efficient lights you can get.
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  • 2.705

    Odin 2.705 points - March 14

    Mind you I just picked out some bad reviews but it is always good to read reviews. That being said I personaly would not buy this light after my research on it!

     

    I haven't had this unit a whole week and four rows have already burnt out and its really not that bright to begin with

    Not a good deal. It puts outs way less than a 400W MH or HPS setup and not even in the same "class". Bright as hell but the plants do not respond to it. The light "disappears" when I turn on the 1000W MH light I have in the same room. Don't waste your money

    Im purchased four 1200w lights in January 2017 and my first light is half burnt out. I contact the seller and they will not respond to my emails. So buy at your own risk.

    light lasted less then a year, seemed to run hot all the time under the 12hr on 12 hr off that you actually need when flowering . even worse when you run it 18 hrs on/ 6 hours off in veg. was afraid it would catch fire, but burned out instead. company would respond to emails

    does not provide the 8 ft X 4ft coverage advertised. Does not appear to provide the wattage advertised

    Light is very bright, but I would strongly recommend for growers to use an HID light for the same price, The hortolux 600watt. I wish someone would have switched my thinking early, but these amazon cheap Chinese LED's just don't produce as great of stuff. I use this light for veg now, but is waste because it produces so much wattage. My bud was very full of crystals but nothing to compare to something an HID can produce.

    Lights ok watts are not what they say doesn't have any heat sink s if fans go out your done

     Light is on timer and doesnt turn off completely(red lights stay lit) as all other lights do. Good thing i caught early. 

    Not a good deal. It puts outs way less than a 400W MH or HPS setup and not even in the same "class". Bright as hell but the plants do not respond to it. The light "disappears" when I turn on the 1000W MH light I have in the same room. Don't waste your money.

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    • bill59
      bill59
      1.483 points -
      March 14

      I have the last generation California light works and they rock. CLW Solarstorm 440. It puts out 330w at the wall in bloom with UVB on. Killer light. I may buy the 550 some day but the 440 will probably last years. Gotta say some of these COB LEDs look re...  more

    • airplane
      airplane
      19.346 points -
      March 14

      thanks guy's : leaning toward the California going to up-date from 2 galaxyhydro 300's (have 2) once you get them dialed in one can get very good results (reference: Blue Dream filled 12 quart mason jars) the cost of $799.99 that with the solar sensor ...  more

    • bill59
      bill59
      1.483 points -
      March 14

      Yeah, I believe the 550 comes with a controller so you can adjust your spectrum. I think they are lighter weight too. Be careful with your choice b/c I think they make veg only models too. I assume you want veg and bloom spectrum. My 440 is veg, bloom and...  more

    • airplane
      airplane
      19.346 points -
      March 16

      the maker of contacted me and said they would set the doido's, spectrum (veg /bloom) just want the 550 with controller - going to contact them and see what their price (they make them; cutting out the middle man) $400.00 would be be great - don't know ...  more

  • 255

    FarmerPhil 255 points - March 14

    I have 3 king plus LED's and there great
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  • 255

    FarmerPhil 255 points - March 14

    I have 3 king plus LED's and there great
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  • 2.784

    Bigruss13 2.784 points - March 14

    IMO opticled is best bang for the buck. Past entry level lights that is. Cree led, with meanwell drivers. They actually post there ppfd and don’t try to hide it.
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  • 255

    FarmerPhil 255 points - March 14

    The Top shelf Dulux 600 suppose to be a really good light. It's a true 600 watts. Has 1700 par 24 inches away. That's the next light I'm getting
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    • Bigruss13
      Bigruss13
      2.784 points -
      March 14

      The Amazon light? For $1,000?? Bro if you’re she’ll out that kinda coin look into timber grow lights, opticled, or HLG Quantum boards. You can blow past that light for less with HLG 550, for less$$$

    • Bigruss13
      Bigruss13
      2.784 points -
      March 14

      All of these lights are top quality components with warranties. All on led grow lights Depot.

    • FarmerPhil
      FarmerPhil
      255 points -
      March 14

      Thanks for the info I appreciate it, what would you go with in a 4x4 flower tent the HLG 550?

  • 255

    FarmerPhil 255 points - March 14

    But for now my king plus LED's are yielding me on average 5.5 ounces per plant. Photos
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    • Bigruss13
      Bigruss13
      2.784 points -
      March 15

      Hey Phil after digging a little deeper, looks like that light has decent components, and some quality diodes. I didn’t see what drivers they are using, so I’d research that first if I were you. IMO if it’s not Meanwell I wouldn’t buy it. I did kind of jum...  more

    • FarmerPhil
      FarmerPhil
      255 points -
      March 15

      I've been researching the Top shelf Dulux 600 there's some videos on YouTube and I liked the results

  • 92

    Rocketman 92 points - March 15

    I'm using 2 Optic 2 Cree COB LEDs and a Optic1.  Great PAR output for my small space.  GL!

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