Lights for 5x5 coverage

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  1. Oct 14, 2019 #21

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    Yeah. Im trying to find the difference between the hlg550 and spiderfarmer 4000. Samsung diodes with a mean well driver. The hlg is 200
    Or 300 dollars more.
     
  2. Oct 14, 2019 #22

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    One difference is the spiderfarmer uses ‘dideos’... ;)

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  3. Oct 14, 2019 #23

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    Read some reviews of HLG on reddit and most people say their customer service and communication is really bad. Couldn’t find much info on their warranty. Poorly designed website...
     
  4. Oct 15, 2019 #24

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    Dideos...hahahaha omg
     
  5. Oct 15, 2019 #25

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    Yeah. Im not seeing what the extra 300 dollars gets me. So far im 85 percent spiderfarmer fs4000.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2019 #26

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    Gavita 1700e will just about cover a 5 x 5. Its not cheap though.
    1700 umol.
    Gavita is around 635w actual draw.

    1000w Hortilux HPS is 1600 umol

    1150w Gavita DE is 2100 umol.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2019 #27

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    Def. Not Cheap....i have checked that out. It shows stats for a 4x4 grow but i could work. Its just the price of 3 spiderfarmer lights or 2 hlg 550
     
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    Yeah Im more in line with 4 x 4 because its only 100 more umol vs the Hortilux HPS, which I consider to be the standard of which all other single ended HID are compared, and its geared for 4 x 4.

    Consider this, which I fell is misleading.

    The best Spyder Farmer light I could find, that says will replace a 1000w HID is only 1217 umol vs 1600 umol.....25% more for the HID 1600. MORE for the 1700e 28%-29%

    They also rate this light for up to a 6 x 6????? 5 x 5 in Flowering??? Which I feel is overestimating the capability of the light.
    And the Gavita is 1700 umol???
    Gavita recommends replacing the 1000w HID with 1700e, and I believe them. If its 1700 umol from 645w, its a very powerful light for the watts.

    This one also states Lumens. Though I don't know the lumens of the Gavita, the Hortilux HPS is 145,000 lumens. 9000+ Lumes sq/ft The Spyer is less than 80,000.

    The sun is 10,000-12,000 lumens sq/ft


    Spider farmer SF4000 full spectrum led grow light replace 1000W HID

    Specification SF-4000
    Spectrum 660-665nm,3000K,5000K, IR 760nm
    Par Value 1217umol/s
    Coverage Veg:6x6ft Flower:5x5ft
    Lumen 79296Lm±5%@AC120V 79095Lm±5%@AC240V 79395Lm±5%@AC27

     
  9. Oct 16, 2019 #29

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    Yeah. 5x5 flowering for that 1 light is wishful thinking. I am finding that 800 to 900 umol is from my kind led is a bit much for the plants. I have to back it way off or they show signs of stress. Im thinking i will get the spider farmer or hlg and run it with my 2 sp250 lights. That gives me around 850 watts to cover my space with. That gavita led is a bit on the pricey side, and its a bit much for not running any co2.
     
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    Two Viparspecta R900's in a 5x5 tent. Works great, full coverage.
     

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    What is the wall draw and out put on those?
     
  12. Oct 16, 2019 #32

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    I looked at their website. 405 watts. Looks like the PAR is really focused in the center and drops off rapidly as you move away from the sweet spot...

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    Hmm. I think i want to stick to full spectrum anyhoo
     
  14. Oct 29, 2019 #34

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    I did end up going with the spiderfarmer sf 4000. I will post my ongoing impressions. 20191029_172405.jpg 20191029_170151.jpg 20191029_170029.jpg
     
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    does anyone have experience with the 900w G8? Supposed to cover a 5x5 with crazy canopy penetration.
     
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    I have 3 of those Viparspectra 900's in a 4'x9' area. They have produced ok but not what I had hoped for. Best I have tried for veg but didn't do as well in flower. I have 2 of the sp250's in a 4x4 and I'm liking them a lot better. Haven't tried the G8 lights, kinda had to focus funds in other directions.
     
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    I looked into those. It Maybe in my future, if i decide to pop a 2nd tent. Right now the sf4000 and mars sp250s are giving incredible results. My light coverage is very even and intense.
     
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    I heard Mars sell the daisy chain cord that can put three SP250 together.
     
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    The data is not bad. sumsung diodes might make it better.
     
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