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    #46
    Where are yall mounting the e-series adapter to where you can raise and lower the Gavita light?

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      #47
      I have 2 Gavita's and traded for a Master Controller and 2 adapters. But I never installed them. They are more for larger rooms with more LED's and I think for just 1-2 lights, it's a waste of money. What can be accomplished with the dimming function can be equally accomplished by just raising and lowering the LED's. I just don't see the value and have them listed on Ebay for sale.

      But to answer your question- you can set them on top of the lights sitting on the main metal piece hiding the drivers. Or attach them close by on a wall at equal height to the LED. Actually, I was going to hang mine from the ceiling between the LED and the wall so I could raise and lower it as needed.

      Botton line though, a waste of money unless you have a bunch of the LED's and don't want to be raising and lowering LED's every week.

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        #48
        If I have one ChilLED Growcraft X6 600w (1647 ┬Ámoles) and I need one more light, Should I get another Growcraft X6 or buy one Gavita 1700e and then have the option to later buy another Gavita if noticeably better?
        The Growcraft is a little cheaper when you add the adapter for the Gavita and the Growcraft has remote drivers

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          #49
          Originally posted by sshz View Post
          I have 2 Gavita's and traded for a Master Controller and 2 adapters. But I never installed them. They are more for larger rooms with more LED's and I think for just 1-2 lights, it's a waste of money. What can be accomplished with the dimming function can be equally accomplished by just raising and lowering the LED's. I just don't see the value and have them listed on Ebay for sale.

          But to answer your question- you can set them on top of the lights sitting on the main metal piece hiding the drivers. Or attach them close by on a wall at equal height to the LED. Actually, I was going to hang mine from the ceiling between the LED and the wall so I could raise and lower it as needed.

          Botton line though, a waste of money unless you have a bunch of the LED's and don't want to be raising and lowering LED's every week.
          Can you use the Gavita Light Controller for just dimming and leave the Timer function off? I already have my lights hard wired into Intermatic mechanical timers.... My Gavita Slims need the controller for dimming...theres no dial or nob to change the light output
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            #50
            Yes, you can.

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              #51
              Originally posted by alpo View Post
              If I have one ChilLED Growcraft X6 600w (1647 ┬Ámoles) and I need one more light, Should I get another Growcraft X6 or buy one Gavita 1700e and then have the option to later buy another Gavita if noticeably better?
              The Growcraft is a little cheaper when you add the adapter for the Gavita and the Growcraft has remote drivers
              Things are happening quick in the LED market. It seems every 3 months someone is coming out with a new one, better and improved (supposedly). Check out this Youtube video......

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43pYyXScn6w&t=93s

              I'm a big gavita guy, I'd hate to influence your choice. You have to weigh price vs performance. I'm seeing some new LED's up in the $1700 price range, I paid $1300 for my gavita's. Also, make sure you look for some independant testing on the LED's you choose- most of the manufacturers overstate their performance and just a couple hit their stated numbers (and I mean like 1 or 2).

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                #52
                That is a good video. When he got to the ROI e720, which he calls the best light, he glossed over the e680 (he calls best selling). The e680 is about as close to a 1700 as you can get. They call it 3000k white, while some on the video had 4000k white.

                I have 2, and their 2 channel controller. These will be in side x side, 4 x 4 tents. The lights are $800 (Growers House) and the controller $300 (Bees lighting). I did a quick test and posted it in the LED light section.
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                https://youtu.be/x0BinEFCp38?t=74

                https://youtu.be/NUmIO_MG5IU?t=87

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                  #53
                  Just back into the thread for an update.............Under 2 gavita's, first crop yielded 106 oz of Orange Gasm, 2nd crop I yielded 103 oz of Sweet Zombie. I'm currently in my 3rd LED grow, this time it's Candy Store by Ethos genetics and I'm 2 weeks into flowering. I'm convinced now the key to LED growing is canopy management- getting as many tops as possible across an even canopy. Both my previous threads now have over 40,000 views over at T H C Farmer, and my 3rd diary is on it's way too.

                  Just as a comparison, I used to average around 65 oz under 2 HPS's, now it's almost 104+ oz, while using less electricity. If you haven't made the switch yet, now is the time. They will pay for themselves in just 1 grow, and it's gravy from then onward.

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by sshz View Post
                    Just back into the thread for an update.............Under 2 gavita's, first crop yielded 106 oz of Orange Gasm, 2nd crop I yielded 103 oz of Sweet Zombie. I'm currently in my 3rd LED grow, this time it's Candy Store by Ethos genetics and I'm 2 weeks into flowering. I'm convinced now the key to LED growing is canopy management- getting as many tops as possible across an even canopy. Both my previous threads now have over 40,000 views over at T H C Farmer, and my 3rd diary is on it's way too.

                    Just as a comparison, I used to average around 65 oz under 2 HPS's, now it's almost 104+ oz, while using less electricity. If you haven't made the switch yet, now is the time. They will pay for themselves in just 1 grow, and it's gravy from then onward.
                    What size is your grow space?

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                      #55
                      Each LED is in a 4 X 4 space...........so 4 X 8 basically.

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by sshz View Post
                        Each LED is in a 4 X 4 space...........so 4 X 8 basically.
                        impressive, what grow medium and nutrients?

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                          #57
                          Pro mix, which is a soilless soil and Botanicare Pure Blend Pro.......

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