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  1. Jan 10, 2018 #21

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    I think you're right with the PAR values. Not sure about the spectrum. I am just starting to read up and I am seeing posts about the white being PAR superior to (what they seem to call) blurple LED. LMAO

    So, it looks like that may be the way to go. Also, I'm not sure what they mean by COB LED's. More reading to do. LOL
     
  2. Jan 10, 2018 #22

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  3. Jan 10, 2018 #23

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    They use several led on a single chip. Some have lens or optics.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2018 #24

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but some COB are capable of full spectrum?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2018 #25

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    Yes.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2018 #26

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    Are all COB's white (or mostly)?
     
  7. Jan 11, 2018 #27

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    What's my line. LMAO

    Do the LED's really use less electricity?

    We went with smart meters a couple years back and now I am getting letters from the electric company telling me that I am using 2x more electricity than all my neighbors.

    Freaks me out. LOL So, a reduction in electricity usage would be a plus for me.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2018 #29

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    Yes they use less electricity
     
  10. Jan 13, 2018 #30

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    PlatinumLED is the best for sure)))
     
  11. Jan 13, 2018 #31

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    They are priced like they could be, I was eyeing them for a while.
    Do you use them? If you do, what kind of results do you get in what kind of setup?
     
  12. Jan 13, 2018 #32

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    So I got my 1500W King LED Thursday and just had a chance to plug it in and check what kind of Voltage it actually draws. Hooked it up to the voltage meter and it pulls 297 watts. So 37 more watts then advertised. Bright as helll. It will get hung in the Flower Tent tonight. At that time I will test the Mars unit I have in there and see what it draws.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2018 #33

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    Hamster... what kind of meter are you using to measure the draw?
     
  14. Jan 14, 2018 #34

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    Kill A Watt P3.

    The Mars light clocked in at about 10 watts lower but the King 1500 is way brighter.

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    Here is a pic of one of the buds the King 1200 grew. Just pulled this lady tonight. Fat heavy buds.

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  16. Jan 14, 2018 #36

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    Now that's evidence that's hard to argue with. Those look great!
     
  17. Jan 16, 2018 #37

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    Nice find, Hammy!! Mine arrived yesterday and I have it up and running. It's the answer to all my problems - tropical heat, need for serious ventilation to feed the S&P inline cooling fan, it's compact, no need for cool tube, low energy usage... Ima buy another for the veg tent.

    400 watt HPS, ballast, noisy S&P fan and cool tube free to a good home :clap::headbang2::smoke1:

    You da man, Hammy. Over!
     
  18. Jan 16, 2018 #38

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    Awesome Art. Glad you like it. Green Mojo.
     

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