#1

Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Tue May 05, 2015 7:31 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Anyone heard anything about these lights. www.mars-hydro.com


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Tue May 05, 2015 9:07 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6379 Points

Looked in these a year ago....
Think rosebud ran these too...
Never pulled the led trigger ....


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Tue May 05, 2015 9:20 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

I have been ready almost every night on different ones. These seem to be pocket friendly. That is what worries me.

check these out too. These are definitely not pocket friendly lol

www.spectrumkingled.com go to buy now and check out the 400 series or 400 series plus. There is a nice little video.


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Tue May 05, 2015 10:46 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

when buying LED don't think 1 BIG "bulb" like HSP
break that "520W~600W" DRAW power into a few smaller fixtures to cover more area.
unlike HPS, adding four 200w units together does add so 4x200 = 1x800w


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 06, 2015 8:51 am
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Quote: Justa420Friend wrote in post #4
when buying LED don't think 1 BIG "bulb" like HSP
break that "520W~600W" DRAW power into a few smaller fixtures to cover more area.
unlike HPS, adding four 200w units together does add so 4x200 = 1x800w



For the price of the Spectrum King LED, I could buy almost 3 of the Mars II. I wonder if 2 Mar II which would still be cheaper then the Spectrum king would do better then one Spec King. Every test I saw on the Spec king is comparing itself to single LED systems. At that price is it fair to compare a $400 LED system to a $1100 system?


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 06, 2015 9:37 am
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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nope, nope it is not (fair) @ all

also think about how long it takes to learn a lighting setup and dial in your grow... now learn what, 5 or 6 lighting setups all at once.
Whatever setup you know best is going to win for sure.

That said, the spectrum king is VERY interesting!
Not really a stealth/tent fixture though

THAT said, a dimmable 450+ is on order, thanks for the link!!
Now if I didn't live in fucking Ohio and could do some legal testing...
so frustrating!


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 06, 2015 1:50 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Quote: Justa420Friend wrote in post #6
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nope, nope it is not (fair) @ all

also think about how long it takes to learn a lighting setup and dial in your grow... now learn what, 5 or 6 lighting setups all at once.
Whatever setup you know best is going to win for sure.

That said, the spectrum king is VERY interesting!
Not really a stealth/tent fixture though

THAT said, a dimmable 450+ is on order, thanks for the link!!
Now if I didn't live in fucking Ohio and could do some legal testing...
so frustrating!




I may wait 3 months and see what you have to say about it. All reviews I've read have been really good. 20% increase even. I know it's a weird setup but I think it will work in a 4x4x8. Keep the water trays directly on the ground. I have to set mine on buckets anyway.


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 06, 2015 2:39 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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it wont fit in my space as it is, THATS for sure!

I'm going to need to modify the cooling to fit my situation.

Don't assume I'll have results any time too soon!
and then it will be a modified, "dimmed" unit crammed in a 22"x26" space or maybe 3x3 tent.

you know I'll try my best but they are going to be skewed results @ best


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 06, 2015 4:48 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

I have been looking and reading about LED's off and on for about a year. I just haven't until recently been ready to jump. I think the Spec King is what I have been looking for to get me to push to LED. Keep me posted when you receive and set it up!


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 06, 2015 9:19 pm
by Grower13 | 513 Posts | 2013 Points

I wonder what kind of light Orangesunshine got and didn't like........... I'd like to get a LED ......... just hard to decide which one........ if your gonna use the mars it is best to use multiple small ones vs one big one....... it is cooler and provides a better foot print......... according to pj.


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 06, 2015 9:24 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6379 Points

Have a few different friends in the led jump and switch...both big time guys with multiple lamps and rows and lots of footages jumped right back pissed off at the wasted time.....
Two dif people are loving the personal tents with the smallish led taking care of everything for them.....

Me I'm chicken...ain't broke don't fix it pa always says....


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 06, 2015 9:34 pm
by Cubby | 1.240 Posts | 4707 Points

Quote: surfinc wrote in post #11
Have a few different friends in the led jump and switch...both big time guys with multiple lamps and rows and lots of footages jumped right back pissed off at the wasted time.....
Two dif people are loving the personal tents with the smallish led taking care of everything for them.....

Me I'm chicken...ain't broke don't fix it pa always says....




This says it for me also. I know people who get great results, and people who have been disappointed at the results.

I would like to go to a cooler, more efficient light.......but because I've seen mixed results from experienced growers, it doesn't justify the cost/risk/effort at this point ...to me. I do believe it's the future...........I guess I'm just dragging my feet.


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 06, 2015 11:17 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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I have never used a HPS to grow.
I have used/installed/wired 1000w MH high-bay lighting in an industrial/manufacturing setting and 250w HPS "parking lot lamps"
So I have some idea of the shier POWER of 1kw

I think its asking a lot for new technology to not only provide better light but also use "HALF" the power.
If a new HPS bulb came out that did EITHER of those two things all you HPS growers would be ALL OVER them.
But LED's have to do all that and not cost too much either, this "early" in the technology curve.
(not fair)

IMO current tech is comfortable @ a "tent/cabinet" level.
If your growing in a whole/open room, your pushing the "bleeding edge"


ALL opinions stated come from someone who grows in a 22"x26" ductaped, PVC reinforced cardboard box...
but all with a LED lamps!


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Thu May 07, 2015 8:40 am
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

If you watch the video attached to the spec king. He has a lumens meter and shows the lumens reading higher than a 1k hps and that was about a foot and half away. I haven't got one for myself yet, but I have to say from the results shown it looks amazing.


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 13, 2015 9:55 am
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

Spectrum King, dimmable, 450+, with 120 degree (low profile) reflector ring installed:
On FedEx vehicle for delivery
fuck ya
I'm going to try to just reposition the PSU's and hard mount the fixture to the TOP of my cabinet,
not sure if that will free-up enough height, but It would get me up and running faster than setting up the water-cooling.

thank you Monoxide for finding these


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 13, 2015 1:36 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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20" off meter face (21" off wall)
58,600 lux
481w DRAW (MAXed out)

(@ 12" its 151,000 lux)




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#17

RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 13, 2015 5:09 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

MoNo <-------- Is jealous!! I cannot wait for the results!


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 13, 2015 5:42 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 13, 2015 7:41 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Your digging in I see. Just checkin out the board?


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Wed May 13, 2015 10:32 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

going to try to water cool it


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Thu May 14, 2015 11:52 am
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Quote: Justa420Friend wrote in post #20
going to try to water cool it


From everything that I have read and saw on this light. It stays a lot cooler then some others.


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Thu May 14, 2015 4:14 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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It isn't really the heat, its the height of that heat-sink/fixture that's killing me.
I have a 68" tall cabinet to work in.

This will throw the center of gravity off A LOT but saves me A LOT of head room.










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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Sat May 16, 2015 1:38 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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100,000 Lux @365w ... 20" off




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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Sat May 16, 2015 5:03 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

I'm drooling!! What was the price to your door?


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RE: Mars II 1200w

in Lighting Sat May 16, 2015 7:11 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

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you don't want to know.

order two MarsII 1600w lamps and ship them to New Zealand
http://www.mars-hydro.com/mars-ii-led-gr...-1600w-124.html


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