LED verta 8?: thats out of my budget. Its gotta be under 1000 and 4x4 or 5x5By LEC are you referring to CMH? If so then yes I use them. I have found that I like the CMH in veg but not as impressed with them in flower compared to my DE HPS 1K's.
These days if building out a new veg/flower room I would go with specgradeled's Verta 8's. I have no idea what kind of space you are working with the HLG's are great lights too. If it were me I would totally forget the CMH aka LEC altogether and just run the LED's