#1

making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:31 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

I need recommendations on a decent LED. the tent I will use with this light is 27"x27"x60" the metric size is 68x68x152cm. I have $280.00 to spend on the light. ideas?


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#2

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:47 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6379 Points

Save up another 100?


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#3

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:49 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

brutal... but honest

<3 Surfinc

edit

no really, don't buy cheap LED you wont get the product you want you'll be disappointed, frustrated and have to buy another, more expensive light after a few grows with a sub-standard light... or blame LED, go back to HPS and never try again. ... well, maybe


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#4

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:56 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

the newest "rule-of-thumb" is 90w (draw) / ft2
(360w+ for your 4+ ft2)
brutal


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#5

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:22 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6379 Points

http://www.topledgrowlight.com/catalog/p...5/#.VN6jN2K9KSM
I was wrong you have enough cash already....


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#6

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:18 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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IMO: http://www.topledgrowlight.com/mars-ii-l...ml#.VN7MZmcfphE
clone/same company different name? http://www.mars-hydro.com/mars-ii-led-grow-light-700w.html
those pieces of paper with the company name on it, set on the shelf for the photo, seem awfully easy to swap out for another company...

Draw Power:300W~380W
$293.99

"perfect" fit

note:
the MarsII use 5w LEDs VS the Reflector Series' (and "most" of the industry I know of) 3w chips
5w chips run hotter than 3w
heat is a LED's "worst" enemy
+ and - to everything... just good to know


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I am like Rockwool

EVERYTHING you SAY or DO, CAN and WILL be used AGAINST YOU in the Law of Karma

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#7

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:36 am
by Cubby | 1.240 Posts | 4707 Points

Quote: Justa420Friend wrote in post #6
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IMO: http://www.topledgrowlight.com/mars-ii-l...ml#.VN7MZmcfphE
clone/same company different name? http://www.mars-hydro.com/mars-ii-led-grow-light-700w.html
those pieces of paper with the company name on it, set on the shelf for the photo, seem awfully easy to swap out for another company...

Draw Power:300W~380W
$293.99

"perfect" fit

note:
the MarsII use 5w LEDs VS the Reflector Series' (and "most" of the industry I know of) 3w chips
5w chips run hotter than 3w
heat is a LED's "worst" enemy
+ and - to everything... just good to know




They are not the same light. Many manufacturers use the same or similar housings. What makes the difference is the diodes and and color spectrum each designer uses, so they may look the same but be worlds apart.
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#8

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:21 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

i have seen 600 watters go for around 205.00 on ebay actions


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#9

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:36 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

anyone use the mars led's?


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#10

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:42 am
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.465 Posts | 11504 Points

@P J I'll give PJ a @ and maybe he'll stop in not many researched the LED as much as that man


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#11

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:01 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

Quote: Cubby wrote in post #7
Quote: Justa420Friend wrote in post #6
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IMO: http://www.topledgrowlight.com/mars-ii-l...ml#.VN7MZmcfphE
clone/same company different name? http://www.mars-hydro.com/mars-ii-led-grow-light-700w.html
those pieces of paper with the company name on it, set on the shelf for the photo, seem awfully easy to swap out for another company...

They are not the same light. Many manufacturers use the same or similar housings. What makes the difference is the diodes and and color spectrum each designer uses, so they may look the same but be worlds apart.
.
.



ummmmm...
true, but not in this case







edit:

HERE: http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/search.d...ush=-1525870049
is the wild "west" of LED grow lights (this is an all "direct from china" sight be CAREFUL!)

they have a "few" bongs too... (12k+)
http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/search.d..._flush=41617582

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I am like Rockwool

EVERYTHING you SAY or DO, CAN and WILL be used AGAINST YOU in the Law of Karma

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#12

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:00 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

Quote: Cubby wrote in post #7
Quote: Justa420Friend wrote in post #6
.

IMO: http://www.topledgrowlight.com/mars-ii-l...ml#.VN7MZmcfphE
clone/same company different name? http://www.mars-hydro.com/mars-ii-led-grow-light-700w.html
those pieces of paper with the company name on it, set on the shelf for the photo, seem awfully easy to swap out for another company...

Draw Power:300W~380W
$293.99

"perfect" fit

note:
the MarsII use 5w LEDs VS the Reflector Series' (and "most" of the industry I know of) 3w chips
5w chips run hotter than 3w
heat is a LED's "worst" enemy
+ and - to everything... just good to know




They are not the same light. Many manufacturers use the same or similar housings. What makes the difference is the diodes and and color spectrum each designer uses, so they may look the same but be worlds apart.
.
.
.


just ordered one!!! should be a perfect in my tent


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#13

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:59 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6379 Points

Quote: bbr751 wrote in post #12
Quote: Cubby wrote in post #7
Quote: Justa420Friend wrote in post #6
.

IMO: http://www.topledgrowlight.com/mars-ii-l...ml#.VN7MZmcfphE
clone/same company different name? http://www.mars-hydro.com/mars-ii-led-grow-light-700w.html
those pieces of paper with the company name on it, set on the shelf for the photo, seem awfully easy to swap out for another company...

Draw Power:300W~380W
$293.99

"perfect" fit

note:
the MarsII use 5w LEDs VS the Reflector Series' (and "most" of the industry I know of) 3w chips
5w chips run hotter than 3w
heat is a LED's "worst" enemy
+ and - to everything... just good to know




They are not the same light. Many manufacturers use the same or similar housings. What makes the difference is the diodes and and color spectrum each designer uses, so they may look the same but be worlds apart.
.
.
.


just ordered one!!! should be a perfect in my tent

Did you get it in yet


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RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:17 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

yes i did, got it in 2 days ago, not hung it yet.


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#15

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:26 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

@bbr751 just checking to see how things are with the LED. I am still back and forth on it.


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#16

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:31 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Quote: ozzydiodude wrote in post #10
@P J I'll give PJ a @ and maybe he'll stop in not many researched the LED as much as that man


I would like to hear his opinion too! Hopefully, he drops by every so often.It's been 2 months, so I have to wonder.


Whoop Whoop! MCL!!

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#17

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:01 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6379 Points

What's the story on your conversion?


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#18

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Tue May 12, 2015 11:43 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

Yeah I'm back. Sorry for the absence got busy with life.woman got pretty sick. All is well now. Not started the grow. Plan to start seeds this weekend and put the led to work.


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#19

RE: making the leap to LED

in Sizing and Lighting Tue May 12, 2015 3:45 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

purple MojO for the GroW!

Glad all are well/recovered!


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I am like Rockwool

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