SmilinBob - thanks - i hope i can put up a good show. you are right, LED's are still quite expensive in comparison to other lights. Im not a person that regularly pays a premium for stuff. i wouldnt pay double for a pair of trainers or clothes just because they have a certain logo on them (in fact i would expect them to pay me to become a walking billboard for their products
) i wouldnt pay loads for the latest mobile phone, or vintage bottle of wine. But when it comes to growing weed i dont mind investing a bit extra because that is one of my real passions, the product is of a very high value and in this case you get the money back in future savings on power and bulbs. LED will also allow you to grow in places where you just couldnt use an HPS due to temp issues.
Irie! - always a pleasure to have you along mate
Cojito - if you go to page 17 of my 205w LED grow and read a bit, you will see some discussion and links about green light for growing.
as for the 90 degree lenses it means that the light/footprint will spread quicker and allow me to have the plant closer to the light (currently 7-8 inches away) if i had used the standard 60 degrees i would probably have to keep the plants a foot away and in a cabinet with about 2' of height that is way too much.
i hope so
m00nchild - hi
im just about to go up and see if my plants are ok under this light
cheers - i also should hsve mentioned that this grow will be using organic soil as usual. my method is to mix a very good and complete soil and just add water (pH corrected to around 6 with citric acid) for most of the grow.