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LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:04 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

I am starting this thread for anyone who might have questions. I don't know a lot, Just what I have seen from pictures and what I have read. All opinions are welcome. This thread is for learning. If you are stuck in the HID world which I like and use it is best you not post here.

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:18 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.453 Posts | 11438 Points

This is a open forum anyone can post their thought and opinion.

I'll ask ppl to keep the flame of each other in private message or use the ignore

LED have come a long and in the next few yrs I foresee a change in he ways a lot of ppl grow


Let's help each other, by spreading our knowledge of the plants we love

Cannabis grown with care grows into medicine somewhere!
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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:35 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

As much as I love the idea, it's all but impossible to truly compare ANY two grows.
Once you introduce a LIVING thing into an experiment all bets (and repeatability) fly out the window.

Sure it's the same strain or it's a clone or whatever but as anyone who has a twin (genetically the SAME) as a wife/husband knows
There is Little to no sameness between twins

Until there is a sea of stats and 1000's of grows I don't think any conclusions can be drawn.

That said, I'm using LED to flower but I am a first time grower so I have no experience of HID etc
Heck as a first time grower I have no LED experience either.
Either way I'll provide any input I can and look forward to other's input.

But I'm not holding my breath that this won't turn into a war.


Your Experience is like Water
I am like Rockwool
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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:40 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

It is ok freind, this is not a thread about which is better. It is a thread for learning about led's.Post your experience you have had if you like.

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:45 pm
by P J | 72 Posts | 488 Points

Is it worth a "switch" probably not.

Is it the better option for someone just starting out? Debatable for sure.

I used HID lighting for 30+ years and only use LED's in every stage including rooting clones and popping seeds now a days.

For me, HID's are yesterdays tech and in the rear view mirror.

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:48 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

Your on board PJ. That is good.

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:00 pm
by P J | 72 Posts | 488 Points

Lots of questions can be answered in the thread Ozzy posted a while back. Pretty good info in there for anyone wanting some basics.

Growing Plants with LED's - Mihaela Lica

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:42 pm
by JackRyan420 | 288 Posts | 1272 Points

I currently use LEDs to root, clone, and veg. My LED is a California Light Works SolarFlare 200-watt VegMaster. I've been really pleased with the results. LEDs have definitely arrived for vegging.

But I'm skeptical about their ability to flower and produce buds of the same potency as an HPS.

I'm a small, personal grower so I don't need huge yields. But I do want very high potency.

Can today's LEDs flower MJ to produce buds of the same (or close) potency as HPS can? This is the only barrier preventing me from going LED for flowering as well.

BTW, all my grows are SCROGS (from now on), which helps the LED case by not requiring deep light penetration into the canopy.


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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:18 pm
by P J | 72 Posts | 488 Points

Potency is based on the strain and how well it is grown. The lights won't change that fact much.

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:20 am
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6377 Points

@P J what kind of lights are those LED in your gallery pic?
Im not sure Ive seen that
Did you design ?
build/make?


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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:08 am
by P J | 72 Posts | 488 Points

Quote: surfinc wrote in post #10
@P J what kind of lights are those LED in your gallery pic?
Im not sure Ive seen that
Did you design ?
build/make?


The only pic showing lights is a random pic I used for an album cover. Not the lights I use which are Apollo 10's and 6's from Cidly.com.
That said, my lights are custom designed by me.

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:43 am
by Weedhopper | 1.198 Posts | 3981 Points

Ill keep an open mind,,but im not sold on LED for flowering,,,YET,,that is,,but im watchen.


We all are a form of Energy,,, and Energy never dies,,IT CHANGES FORMS. Im gonna be Dirt,,your gonna be POO. LOL
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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:40 pm
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Anymore input on LED lights? I have been debating weither to switch over or just keep the hps.


Whoop Whoop! MCL!!
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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:30 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6377 Points

Locally I have only seen a few "bags" claiming to be LED....I don't use them so was interested to see what was in the bag. Was bomb nugget that's for sure....I have often wondered about a lower monthly juice bill....but still bling the 1000's just the same....


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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:52 pm
by orangesunshine | 795 Posts | 3150 Points

i grew dank under a specifically designed LED for flowering----tops are solid---plants were less stressed---tricomb production from the same strain was =/or better to that of an hps ---my power bill was less than that of 2k hps---i got it out for unbiased taste/buzz to 3rd party testing now---dried and cured---the LED flowers have a better bag appeal

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#16

RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:28 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

straight from an experienced HPS grower's mouth


Your Experience is like Water
I am like Rockwool

\"While marijuana may not be addictive, most of us have found that this growing thing is.\"
The Hemp Goddess 9/28/14; MP

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:12 am
by Monoxide | 648 Posts | 2591 Points

Quote: orangesunshine wrote in post #15
i grew dank under a specifically designed LED for flowering----tops are solid---plants were less stressed---tricomb production from the same strain was =/or better to that of an hps ---my power bill was less than that of 2k hps---i got it out for unbiased taste/buzz to 3rd party testing now---dried and cured---the LED flowers have a better bag appeal




so i guess the question now would be what LED system to buy? 4x4 tent. it would only be to Flower with.


Whoop Whoop! MCL!!
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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:08 am
by orangesunshine | 795 Posts | 3150 Points

Quote: Monoxide wrote in post #17
Quote: orangesunshine wrote in post #15
i grew dank under a specifically designed LED for flowering----tops are solid---plants were less stressed---tricomb production from the same strain was =/or better to that of an hps ---my power bill was less than that of 2k hps---i got it out for unbiased taste/buzz to 3rd party testing now---dried and cured---the LED flowers have a better bag appeal




so i guess the question now would be what LED system to buy? 4x4 tent. it would only be to Flower with.



2 of these flowering led's i'm selling would cover the 4 x 4 tent

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:04 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

what do you have to sell? i also am thinking about buying led @orangesunshine


you found the best growers in the world. welcome to marijuana culture
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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:33 pm
by Timbrrline | 485 Posts | 1782 Points

I need enough to cover a 40" x 120" canopy.....

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:56 pm
by orangesunshine | 795 Posts | 3150 Points

Quote: bbr751 wrote in post #19
what do you have to sell? i also am thinking about buying led @orangesunshine



i got 4 led flowering lights---each one covers a 2' x 2' area---14 to 16" canopy penetration

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:39 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

Message me with price.looking for 2


you found the best growers in the world. welcome to marijuana culture

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:02 pm
by surfinc | 1.745 Posts | 6377 Points

Ship em south bro!! I'll put em to the test...how much?


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#24

RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:10 am
by orangesunshine | 795 Posts | 3150 Points

bbr751 and surfinc---$200 + shipping per light---still waiting on replies from a couple other inquiries ahead of you---if they don't step up---they're yours---you're next in line---would like to have them in the mail to a loving home 1st of next week---peace

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RE: LED Lighting, Is it worth the switch

in Lighting Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:19 am
by orangesunshine | 795 Posts | 3150 Points

Quote: Timbrrline wrote in post #20
I need enough to cover a 40" x 120" canopy.....


each of these lights covers a 24" x 24"---i only have 4 left---they would not cover your canopy

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