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    LEDs that say they put out the same as a 600w HPS do you lose yeild but gain on THC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percifrower View Post
    LEDs that say they put out the same as a 600w HPS do you lose yeild but gain on THC
    LEDs that say 600w are never that. You have to check there actual power consumption.

    E.g if it says 600w actual power will be around 280-350 max.

    For 600w hps replacement. You will need about 1200w led

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    its mostly a load of bollocks wen they sayin its same as 600w hps. like ben said usually there true draw is barely half of what they state

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percifrower View Post
    LEDs that say they put out the same as a 600w HPS do you lose yeild but gain on THC


    Could you give an example of the LED system you are referencing. The bulk of the LED systems I have seen (cheaper versions) are rated on the number of LED x the wattage of that LED. So 100 LED x 10 watt is called a 1000W LED, except the LEDs are set to run at 1.9 - 2 watt for heat and longevity purposes. The back of this particular LED system states wattage drawn from plug to be 185. So draw your own conclusions.

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    i got the light from boss led uk states 600w power output on it paid 190 pound for it. it all seems very confusing for me haha. i now am using the led just for the clones and vegative stage and hps for generative stage. is that a good idea or not as i know alot on how to stress a plant out which i do hate and i want to stop that part so me and my plants are on the same level3 (2).jpg

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    Think it is this one then.




    So actual output is in the 120 to 160w range.

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    looks about right lol. its in the the veg box is it a good idea to veg on this and flower on a hps cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percifrower View Post
    looks about right lol. its in the the veg box is it a good idea to veg on this and flower on a hps cheers
    I don't see why not, I veg most of my plants under 300/127W Led, before turning on the 400W HPS. Here is a new LED I just got yesterday. I am very impress with the Red Light she puts out. But she is only half the Watt's she was advertise.
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    bless man im happy about that. the more red spectrum is good for flowering isnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percifrower View Post
    bless man im happy about that. the more red spectrum is good for flowering isnt it?
    That's the idea. You can get switches for grow and bloom.

    When I had veg on it was like a light blue purple. When switched to flower I'd say it's more darkish purple because of the red.

    But mines only a 100w.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percifrower View Post
    bless man im happy about that. the more red spectrum is good for flowering isnt it?
    Yea dude, I paid 440.00 bucks for a bloom buster once that was only a 220/167W, and it doesn't look any difference then this one that only set me back 145.00 bucks. Red is the plants favor light.

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    thc talk (2) resized.jpg this is the led i am using in my clones area they seem to be loving it

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    I had a 400w LED that actually drew around 160w & was supposed to replace a 250w HPS. I did one grow with it & put my 250w HPS back up instead....
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    If that's the boss 600 series 2 the power consumption is 380 to 420 watts.. not sure if it's the 1 series though.

    Edit; Just seen Viz's post. I guess that's the series 1 spec sheet. The series 2 uses 120 x 5 w leds so it's much more energy efficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    I had a 400w LED that actually drew around 160w & was supposed to replace a 250w HPS. I did one grow with it & put my 250w HPS back up instead....
    No wonder MC you were shorting your self 90Watts.

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