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Bleek187

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i have a 1,000w HPS in a 8" air cooled raptor hood.

i have a 18,000btu Window mounted AC unit.

The grow room is 12ft X 6ft.

outdoor temps are getting high. (80s during my light cycle)

its a sealed room with co2 injection and dehumidifyer.. i run a can fan on it now with 8" insolated duct.. air comes from outside, thru the light, and back outside.. rite now temps stay between 60-70 during lights on and between 50-60 lights off..

Now the prob is that my glass gets COVERD with all kinds of pollen and after a week or 2 its just way 2 much.. the raptor doesnt swing open so its very hard to clean.. i know im loosing a lot of lumins..

just wondering if anyone has experamented with this.. how much heat is this light really putting off? thanks for any help..
 

nouvellechef

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A bit of heat. You need a organic air hepa filter on the intake outside. You can build a box around it and hide it too without losing any extra cfm's.
 

4u2sm0ke

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Im with nouvellechef..I to run duct from outside through my lights and back out...I got the square filter from Homedepot for your furnace..says blocks pollen/mites/dust molacules...I just cutt some and use 6 in clamp ...last spring was bad on my lights as well...I feel for ya bro...but these filters will help..and I didnt notice a spike in heat

take care and be safe:bolt::bong:
 

Bleek187

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ahh good idea... im gonna do a little bit of testing without the glass and the air.. seeing as how i gotta take the glass off to clean it now anyway.. if i hook it back up ill def try that out.. i cant put a filter on the outside.. i built a box thats mounted in the window.. its painted black and has a U shape turn in it to keep any light from coming out.. from the outside you cant even tell theres anything there it just looks like a dark window.. even when the lights are on.. anyway so. not enough room outside for a filter.. but rite on the other side of the box.. perfect.. thanks alot
 

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