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    Hi Everyone,

    So i recently joined this forum and the first thread i posted resulted in a lot of knowledge gained so i would like to touch on another topic.

    I remember looking at LED grow lights a few years ago but back then the price you would pay for them did not match up to the efficiency savings and the yield produced so i have kind of put them on the back burner for a little bit. I am now looking to re-explore the possibility of switching to LED lighting and wondered if anyone had previously used some that they would recommend.

    For the sake of argument lets say i am constructing a 3metre long by 1metre wide screen for the SCROG method. i would normally put 3no 600w hps over this each with a 1metre parabolic shade and electric ballast.

    Would appreciate it if people could reply with an alternative to the 3no 600w for use in this same space.

    All inputs and opinions are welcome and invited!

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    So,

    I did a bit of digging myself online and found the KINGBO range of LED's (1000,1500,2000 watt) versions. Has anyone ever used these? any feedback would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    So,

    I did a bit of digging myself online and found the KINGBO range of LED's (1000,1500,2000 watt) versions. Has anyone ever used these? any feedback would be appreciated.

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    Hi mate have you had a look at the forum sponsors website. Invisiblesunleduk?

    I'm not sure where you are based.

    Kingbo are real low budget options and i wouldn't recommend them




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    Hi Gardro,

    Nope i have not, will make sure i do before i make any decisions. i see you have a grow dairy using their lights what would be your honest opinion on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Hi Gardro,

    Nope i have not, will make sure i do before i make any decisions. i see you have a grow dairy using their lights what would be your honest opinion on them?

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    I'm nearing the end of the grow so I will make full review once I've sampled the fruit.

    But a million times better than Kingbo for sure




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    Hi Gardro,

    Just out of curiosity, have you had personal experience with the Kingbo lights that you could share with me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Hi Gardro,

    Just out of curiosity, have you had personal experience with the Kingbo lights that you could share with me?

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    Not directly but that generation of light are similar to Mars Hydro et al and don't offer much innovation.

    It will work but the efficiency is poor so you may as well go for HPS!





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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Hi Gardro,

    Just out of curiosity, have you had personal experience with the Kingbo lights that you could share with me?

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    Kingbo are not even Mars Hydro quality imo. I've used them on two grows, they're shite
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhIpLaSh View Post
    Kingbo are not even Mars Hydro quality imo. I've used them on two grows, they're shite
    You bought Kingbo




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    Guys,

    Thanks for both your responses, il give the kingbo a swerve and have a look at the invisible sun range. Has anyone had any knowledge on the platinum ones, the P900 for example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Guys,

    Thanks for both your responses, il give the kingbo a swerve and have a look at the invisible sun range. Has anyone had any knowledge on the platinum ones, the P900 for example?

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    Platinum are good and that version was good several years ago. They no longer have decent output compared to Samsung based light fittings




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    Quote Originally Posted by gardro View Post
    2 years ago. Stop laughing haha

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    I got just one thing to say about the older and cheaper LED's. This Bloom Buster pulls 219W true.





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    Quote Originally Posted by WhIpLaSh View Post
    2 years ago. Stop laughing haha
    My mars are just as bad mate. I need to give them away somehow




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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    I got just one thing to say about the older and cheaper LED's. This Bloom Buster pulls 219W true.




    Red is the most active part of the PAR spectrum so explains why this light does well Hotshot. Cheap fittings have way too much blue which is wasted watts.




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    That's the biggest one of the 4 I'm growing now, started under a true 110 watt led grow light(cheap but effective) and I got a 'neilo' one which doesn't differ all that much from the other one but that it's got newer style leds or something. They run around the same power but the neilo has 60 odd leds(gives a purpleish light) and the cheaper one has 100 leds (more of a whiter light). The first 2 plants i grew came out okay with just the cheap light, got 1 oz per plant but it was my first grow and I made alot of mistakes. This is my second grow, I trained them by bending and topping. 2 are pretty good but 2 are pretty shit looking on yeild but I think that's the Strain and how I might have gone abut early with the topping on those 2. I should mention I got the neillo grow light off Amazon but only because I was offered the £88 it cost refunded to me if I gave a review so I did and got it for free. I'm still really new to this so I havent tried hps or anything to compare them to. Also the nuets are bio bizz.

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