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Old 05-12-2019, 09:29 AM #1
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WV SP 250 test/grow

Hello, I first wanna thank the very kind and generous folks at Mars Hydro for the chance to test this LED. I'm gonna start out by saying I don't know much about LED lighting. Ive always been a magnetic ballast grower over the yrs.

Now I'm gonna get into the SP 250. It arrived in a very small box that was extremely well did, there's some little wood slaps that really add support. I opened it up and wow I must say it's a very nice looking well built light. It's very small 42in long and it's very thin probably 2in or so. It's got a BIG ballast on top and nice louvers on the side. Ok when I plugged it in I was amazed how bright this sucker is, my wife couldn't believe it lol. But im gonna post some pics of this LED and go from there.

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[quote=wvkindbud38;8568257]Hello, I first wanna thank the very kind and generous folks at Mars Hydro for the chance to test this LED. I'm gonna start out by saying I don't know much about LED lighting. Ive always been a magnetic ballast grower over the yrs.

Now I'm gonna get into the SP 250. It arrived in a very small box that was extremely well did, there's some little wood slaps that really add support. I opened it up and wow I must say it's a very nice looking well built light. It's very small 42in long and it's very thin probably 2in or so. It's got a BIG ballast on top and nice louvers on the side. Ok when I plugged it in I was amazed how bright this sucker is, my wife couldn't believe it lol. But im gonna post some pics of this LED and go from there.

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Well as you see it's very thin, it's not very heavy really. But my plans are a 2x4 area with a couple big plants. Ive already got tons of seedlings but will probably have a special couple strains to start. I'm really looking forward seeing what this LED will do. I'll get more into the grow soon. There's a link on YouTube showing a guy turn up the wattage on the ballast i wanna up link so everybody can see.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:44 AM #8
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First off no im not running the SP 250 with these, I just figured I could hang it and get a feel of how hot it is, and just let it run for awhile. These things are crazy bright, Mars Hydro Id take the HPS down and do a big 6x6 grow or something and grow some monsters like these. There very lite weight and easy to setup. There's very little heat, it's nothing compared to MH/HPS lights. Id love to have several of these babies I definitely could put them to use. But I'm gonna pick what seeds im gonna use, Ive got about 10-20 seedlings I'm putting outdoors I might keep them under the LED until I germ what I wanna run in this SP 250 test. Ill probably start several and if it's to crowded maybe put it outdoors. I definitely like to get at least 2-3 big plants. I'm running some strains right now that are pretty impressive, I'm leaning towards maybe doing one of those. But the main thing is to grow some nice plants with the SP 250, in about a 2x4 area, these lights fit my basement good especially after I get my white poly put up.
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A few pics to show how much smaller and easier to use the LED is. A grow room wouldn't be as hard to setup using LED that's for sure
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I'm going kinda get into my growing style. I'm going be using a mixture of Promix and Ocean Forest....probably 4:2 ratio, with around 40% perlite added to that, dolomite lime, just a good simple mix. I use alot of Fox Farm nutes along with some others. So im probably gonna use 5gal containers.

Ok I'm gonna germ some seeds to get started. I'll probably add at least 8-10 to start and maybe put a few outdoors, at try to get 2-3 good size plants grown under only Mars Hydro SP 250. This is such a sleek light compared to the air cooled hoods MhHPS. I gotta go to the Dr Wed but I'll hopefully get some seedlings going in the next few days. I'll get some pics of only the SP 250 , It's almost like a bright light, just regular color. So if for security reasons you don't want the weird colors from some LEDs , HPS/MH etc, this is another good advantage this light has. There's definitely alot of pros I see with the light. Now for the real test, see what the plants look like under it. And hope to harvest some beautiful plants
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