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    Morning all,

    After last years summer in the UK being stupidly hot I am thinking of purchasing a LED for the summer months. One I am looking at is the Bestva 2000w. Anyone have any experience with it or are there better on the market. Dont know much about LED's so will be good to hear peoples views.

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    I have 3 120watt true power led grow lights in my set up. I started with one (£50) and got more as I got more confident in growing. My third grow yielded 80 grams dry I vegged for 4 weeks and topped them and into flower but my next grow will be vegged longer. Leds in general I think are great. I know they use the really expensive ones in professional setups with big warehouses and stuff and they yeild alot of great bud. I think that 2000w one you're talking about would be a killer light if it's a real 2000watt draw. Make sure you look at all the specs as a light advertised as a '1000w' may only be equivalent to maybe a 150watt hps. I hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maryjanee420 View Post
    I have 3 120watt true power led grow lights in my set up. I started with one (£50) and got more as I got more confident in growing. My third grow yielded 80 grams dry I vegged for 4 weeks and topped them and into flower but my next grow will be vegged longer. Leds in general I think are great. I know they use the really expensive ones in professional setups with big warehouses and stuff and they yeild alot of great bud. I think that 2000w one you're talking about would be a killer light if it's a real 2000watt draw. Make sure you look at all the specs as a light advertised as a '1000w' may only be equivalent to maybe a 150watt hps. I hope this helps

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    these are the specs

    Specifications:
    Item Model: Reflector 2000W
    Dimension: 558 x 290 x 70 mm (22 x 11.4 x 2.8 inch )
    Replaces a 1400 watt HPS/MH
    Product Weight: 6.8KG
    Full spectrum for all stages of plant growth
    Core Coverage Area: 5.4ft x 5.0ft at 24" Height
    LEDs Angle: 120°
    200pcs Dual-Chip 10W Bridgelux/Epileds LEDs
    Avg. Power Draw: 401W
    Input Voltage: AC85-265V
    Working Temp: -68~104?
    Frequency: 50-60Hz
    Lifespan: 100,000 hours
    Plug Type?UK Type
    Surface Material: Anti-oxidation aluminum
    Warranty: 3 years
    Certification: CE, RoHS
    Best Spectrum Wavelength: Red(620nm;660nm); Blue(450nm;460nm); Orange(610nm); IR(730nm); White(6500K) ,UV(410nm).

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    How many plants are you going to grow with it? I got 6 plants under 3 lights this go round. With the light in question you could probably grow 6/8 plants under it but it won't cover all of the plants as they get bigger. you'll find the leds work better being closer than you would hang a hps because hps is too hot to hang low but led runs cooler(like 25c) so hanging them lower is a given but also because the light intensity and par drops of quite alot with only a few inches hight difference, you should hang it around 18'' at seed but them maybe 10" from the plants to give maximum light. I've done it like that and so far I see good healthy plants but I think a slightly longer veg is a good idea too.

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    Its going to be part of my upgrade. I am looking at getting a grow tent thats 150x150x200cm so was thinking of 4 comfortably.

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    I know very little about Leds but what I do know tells me to avoid this led light. The actual draw Is less than 300w. I’m sure the led experts will be along shortly to help you out. Take a look at the site sponsors invisible sun in the meantime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    I know very little about Leds but what I do know tells me to avoid this led light. The actual draw Is less than 300w. I’m sure the led experts will be along shortly to help you out. Take a look at the site sponsors invisible sun in the meantime
    cheers for the advice mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cont3mpt View Post
    cheers for the advice mate
    don't want to give the sales pitch, but if you do look at our products give us a shout for any advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible_Sun View Post
    don't want to give the sales pitch, but if you do look at our products give us a shout for any advice.
    These guys are leading the way in lighting! I'll do the sales pitch! Lol. You're too humble, if you want quality LED for growing weed, these are the lights you want. Look at the Quantum Boards. You'll be amazed and have one in the post by the end of the day lol

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    check out quantum boards. My first run was under a 300w led which only drew 135w and my current grow is a 100watt QB and this thing is kicking the old ones ass so far and am confident will continue to do so.

    Costs more but you'll get your money back in power costs and yields

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible_Sun View Post
    don't want to give the sales pitch, but if you do look at our products give us a shout for any advice.
    What would be the best for a 150x150x200 tent please mate growing 4 plants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cont3mpt View Post
    What would be the best for a 150x150x200 tent please mate growing 4 plants
    25 square feet, to get a good solid coverage youll need either 3 x ISH250s or ISH265 Pro's or you could opt for a bit more and go for a Custom Rig, depending on what you choose it would be around £720 - £850 ish to cover that space

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cont3mpt View Post
    these are the specs

    Specifications:
    Item Model: Reflector 2000W
    Dimension: 558 x 290 x 70 mm (22 x 11.4 x 2.8 inch )
    Replaces a 1400 watt HPS/MH
    Product Weight: 6.8KG
    Full spectrum for all stages of plant growth
    Core Coverage Area: 5.4ft x 5.0ft at 24" Height
    LEDs Angle: 120°
    200pcs Dual-Chip 10W Bridgelux/Epileds LEDs
    Avg. Power Draw: 401W
    Input Voltage: AC85-265V
    Working Temp: -68~104?
    Frequency: 50-60Hz
    Lifespan: 100,000 hours
    Plug Type?UK Type
    Surface Material: Anti-oxidation aluminum
    Warranty: 3 years
    Certification: CE, RoHS
    Best Spectrum Wavelength: Red(620nm;660nm); Blue(450nm;460nm); Orange(610nm); IR(730nm); White(6500K) ,UV(410nm).
    So it's pulling 400 watts from the wall..

    I have just started my grow, I am using vipar 600, meihzi 600 and there pulling 540watts from the wall..

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    Using a 150w custom build which I'm fairly confident is gonna bring in 1gpw min.
    Nice and cheap to run but more heating needed if things get too cold. Seems to be a hot topic, a few recent threads will make for interesting reading if you're bored and can find em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkadin View Post
    Using a 150w custom build which I'm fairly confident is gonna bring in 1gpw min.
    Nice and cheap to run but more heating needed if things get too cold. Seems to be a hot topic, a few recent threads will make for interesting reading if you're bored and can find em.
    If your tent is in a bedroom (basically if you're recycling air from the same room) you can just control the temp of the room and your tent will be a bit higher.

    Not practical if its in a cold basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sourshoes View Post
    If your tent is in a bedroom (basically if you're recycling air from the same room) you can just control the temp of the room and your tent will be a bit higher.

    Not practical if its in a cold basement.

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    I'm in a cabin. I Chuck the heating on for 30 mins every 6 hours. In the cabin temps inside usually about 15 and about 24 in the tent, tho the dehumidifier warms the air as is comes through the passive inlet.
    Used to be in a bedroom, humidity was a bit harder to control and I had CFLs during the summer so temps were high too.

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