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Old 01-31-2008, 06:41 AM #1
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LED Grow Lights

I've been looking into getting some LED Grow light, and I was wondering what some others here might know about the lights. I do know that the light are more in cost, and last longer than most. Oh and the other plus less heat from the lights. But let me see what some of you think about the ideal. Oh I forgot your bill would be less also.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:13 AM #2
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IDK, I remember seeing the LED experiments on a thread on here... Then I saw a thread on how disappointed people where with it.
IMO LED is by far the #1 source of light in terms of efficiency and longevity. It uses the least amount of wattage per watt and far less per lumen for that matter. When an LED light board is switched on, there is no surge in power as there is in HPS, MH or CMH or even CFL, fluorescent and incandescent lights for that matter.
However I believe that the technology we have and/or facilitate for the light emitting diode, does not at this time, exceed the minimum requirements that a marijuana plant must have to create the process of photosynthesis at the rate in which marijuana requires to thrive.
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Don't bother. One day LEDs will be a good option but they just aren't one yet. Pretty much every garden/grow site that talks about them being a good alternative is lying. Don't waste your money. Fluoros will blow away LEDs.
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Im wating for commercial(noncannabis) growers pick them up....

when that happens its probably there.....

so now and then I bring up google and use the seach words...


led commercial growers

At this point its pretty much nohit city.....
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Don't bother. One day LEDs will be a good option but they just aren't one yet. Pretty much every garden/grow site that talks about them being a good alternative is lying. Don't waste your money. Fluoros will blow away LEDs.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:29 PM #6
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I'm easing my way into LED's. I have set small plug ins that consume about 2 watts around my house as accent/night lights. I have a red/blue spectrum 168 LED on one of my grows right now acting as supplemental light to 6 biax 40 watt floros in a phototron. So far so good. Don't know how they would do as a stand alone lighting system but judging by the way they are selling on ebay I'd say there are a lot of folks trying them.
I've noticed that my seedlings developed braoder leaves and deeper green coloring even tho they are under a 12/12 light regimen. Interesting to say the least.
I plan on picking up 4 panels of red for the flower room to supplement my 400 w HPS. We will see.
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^But that is ebay.. the place where turbo blow sound thingies are sold so your car can "sound turbo'ed for 10th the price!"
I still stand by my previous post....
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:17 PM #8
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:27 AM #9
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are you supplementing Flouros in there as well?
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I laugh everytime I see people trying to sell us on LED technology, then in the background some spindely plant that goes along with it....no offence on your hermi.lol. LED technology is not worth the money/talk/hypothisis. Every LED grow i have seen is always pathetic and dissapointing. Show me some decent bud grown with LED i'll change my tune.
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