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Aksarben

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BTW, the bottom picture (from previous post) of the 2 lights was taken on 2-27-19 and the right pot, in front, is the Auto OG Kush that was just getting it's first 2 leaves then. Top picture of the bud with Thrichomes was from "this" plant, taken 4-13-19. In the previous picture taken on 2-27-19 (above) that is a dwarf orange tree in the middle.

Below is the marijuana plant you see on the left of the picture, taken just the other day. * Edited for clarity

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R1ch

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这就是我正在使用的。
 

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I have two sizes of tents each with a Platinum LED.

Before purchase (in spring 2016), I emailed Platinum and asked them which lights would work best for my size tents, and I purchased what they recommended.

2 x 4 Tent with Platinum P600 & 2 x 2.5 Tent with Platinum P300

These lights have separate Veg and Flower switches which I like very much. They fill their respective tents reasonably well, but I don't feel either of them hits the corners very well. This sorta surprised me becuae the P600 is a long and skinny light, that really fits the 2x4 space nicely. I have not done a PAR test or anything, but it is pretty easy to see the corners/edges are noticeably dimmer. I have used this two years now with reasonable success considering the multitude of "all the regular/beginner growing mistakes" I made along the way.

These tents, fans and rather EXPENSIVE lights were pretty BIG money for me to jump into home growing. I went big for first grow, but I live in Mass and I got all nutso excited when things went legal here. :) So for the first 2 years, that $$$ kit was not changed or added to in any way.

However this year I am adding in some low cost fluorescent lights to augment the vegetative growth phase. I am trying to stack my nodes a bit tighter. My thoughts are to simply add more light, but from a totally different "spectrum" source (is that even a thing?) :) Effectively combining whatever comes out of both types (LED and fluorescent).

I added a 2 foot $20 fluorescent light I found at my local Hydro store, and hung it about 6-8 inches below the LED in back of tent. I think it is a nice addition and may add some others. My tent is bright as ****, but I don't think the combo will be too intense and burn plans as long as I keep my distance (20+ inches for LED to canopy).

I am curious if others have done similar combos with any noticeable success??

Thanks!
 

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My LED plants are pretty impressive but they have never been as robust as when they shared the room with hps. I did away with the hps supplements because of the heat but they made a diff.
Thanks. I would expect the HPS would make a positive diff and certainly add heat. :) I am hoping these low cost fluorescent lights can add some spectrum to the LEDs without the heat or threats of burning plants.
 

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Seconded. SolStrip SolSheet X's deliver the PAR intensity a SpydrX at a quarter of the cost. Best bang for the buck in LED today.
Well I have a spydr+, a razr, and build my own solstrip array. I also run double ended HPS. Not all in the same space, lol. And you are wrong about your assessments. I replace 2 1000 w HPS screw in base air cooled lights for 1 spydr+.
 

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I use my solstrip in a breeding box I built. It could never cover the same area as a spydr+. I use it in my tent, which is 4x8x8. As to the spydr, Cali is one of the most competitive markets ...
 

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You didn't mention what your budget is, but most lights suggested here have been on the pricey side. Here is a true 150 watt light I have been testing out, seems to be working quite well,
Matristar SMART S1 quiet, cool and less than $200. https://www.marijuanapassion.com/threads/blackberry-og-bloom.76386/
This light uses Osram leds and the PAR readings are great, check out a video they have that shows the actual PAR test being performed.
 

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Do you still use ventilation fans as compared to HID?
 

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yeah, ventilation fans help to remove heat buildup and cycle in fresh air for your plants. They also stop your lights from overheating.
 

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Right now, i am using the quantum board LED. It is Mars SP250. So far so good. It is worthy of the price. I just cared about the heat a little.
 
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