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    hi guys really need some professional advice , i am looking to uprgrade lighting system to replace 600watt hps ..i have been researching for weeks on led /cob /cmh etc and still none the wiser any help would be appreciated ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc8 View Post
    hi guys really need some professional advice , i am looking to uprgrade lighting system to replace 600watt hps ..i have been researching for weeks on led /cob /cmh etc and still none the wiser any help would be appreciated ????
    Welcome mate, it's been awhile since I've done any lighting research but you should be able to do real good for your price range. My LEDs aren't really available anymore but I paid between $300 and $500 a piece of US and they all replace a 600-watt easy with a draw of 300 w.

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    If i had a grand there are some HLG killers out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jingo View Post
    Welcome mate, it's been awhile since I've done any lighting research but you should be able to do real good for your price range. My LEDs aren't really available anymore but I paid between $300 and $500 a piece of US and they all replace a 600-watt easy with a draw of 300 w.
    thanks m8 i thought i narrowed it down to the migro 400 optic 4xl or the lumatek attis 300w , but have now been informed a 315 watt quality cmh will serve better so i am even more pickled than before ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc8 View Post
    thanks m8 i thought i narrowed it down to the migro 400 optic 4xl or the lumatek attis 300w , but have now been informed a 315 watt quality cmh will serve better so i am even more pickled than before ????
    Well I don't really know those lights, but I can tell you you can grow with a quality LED better than you can with all of the other high electrical options.

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    Those migro lights actually look decent, I'm not sure what cob chip they're using that makes a difference. But I've seen some guys grow some really good weed using cob lights they just had individual pendants that they hung around their tent where they wanted them. I think the penetration on most of those Cobb lights are at least as good as a 600 watt HPS many I think are as good as a thousand watt HPS.

    I bet they'll be a few guys along here with some opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardro View Post
    If i had a grand there are some HLG killers out there
    Im happy with my HLG QBs but if I had a spare grand i'd be looking at importing a ChilLed growcraft or building a DIY version of it and save a few quid for other upgrades later on

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    ly wanted the lumatek 600 pro zeus suppose to be the dogs dangles but just wont fit gutted ha .

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    Welcome to the Talk dude, enjoy. Check out the MICRO LIGHTS, and see what you think. Good luck, so many to choose from today.

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    Would be the Lumatek Zeus 600W Pro LED. Unfortunatly I need the heat from my HPS or the heater is on even with lights on.

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    Bought one the other week, going to be using it along with either 1 or 2 315w cdm’s in a 1.2 x 2.4 tent. It’ll be a squeeze! It’s unreal how bright it is, camera can’t cope with it. Sound a 10% discount code too
    In regards to replacing a 600w HPS, this is more like replacing a 1000w HPS for its output but it’s dimmable so I thought I might as well go for it and turn it down if need be. I doubt it’ll give enough radiant heat out for winter as the attic gets really cold but it’s nice to be able to swap setups and go all year round.




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    I Also prefer x2 315 CDM’s over 1 X600 hps for a few reasons;
    2 of them I think equate to slightly less heat then a 600
    2 CDM’s will have better PPFD per watt than a 600, so more light per watt.
    2 CDM’s spread the light more evenly rather than a big hot spot in the middle
    2 CDM’s can cover a broader/fuller spectrum , for example you could run a 4000k bulb with a 3000k or mix it up with 3500k’s or 3200k’s. Depending on the age of the plant.
    CDM’s have a tiny bit of UVB in them too, not much but it does seem to they produce slightly frostier flowers on average.
    Down side is they’re double the price of a hps setup for 1. However they are coming down and the non Philips bulbs are absolutely fine. I buy them at £45 each rather than £100. Hence having a few different bulbs on standby for a bulb blowing or a change or variance in spectrum.
    Hope this helps, here’s my 1.2 x 2.4 x 2.0m tent with 5x 315’s. It’s still pretty cold at night so I put the middle reflector in with a 4000k bulb to keep it around 25°c and give off a nice spread of blue for flower along with the 2x3000’s & 2x3500’s. Last 2 weeks I’ll swap it out for a 3200k for that last bit of extra red to hopefully finish them off.
    Also I’m running a UVB R8 1m strip on a separate timer to enhance the trichome production. I would also look into UVB if you’re upgrading your lighting





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