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Sweet!Could be discontinued I guess. It says SP 200 on the enclosed pamphlet. It's got a MW ELG-240-36A driver, but the potentiometer on those is on the bottom, which is mounted to the frame so you can't get to it without unmounting the driver. I'll post pics tomorrow and put the Killowatt meter on it to see what it's pulling.
I'm just happy to see the tiger avatar back Kis!
The new light looks fantastic Shed! I’m sure you will be very happy with it! Do you find your lux meter works well under that led spectrum!? I’ve been interested in getting one to measure the outputs around my tent more accuratelyLet me begin by thanking MarsHydro and @SmokeSara for sponsoring both this websites and the contests! If anyone is looking for LED lighting (or tents and accessories) you need to check them out. They don't only sell blurple LEDs anymore, as the new product lines are mostly white LED chips with some reds and blue added to round out the spectrum.
The grand prize for MOTY was a MarsHydro SP-200, which I received by FedEx ground yesterday. It is the perfect size for my 2x4 tent, which previously had the MarsHydro 300 in it, and that didn't cover the long and narrow shape of the tent. Now it's bright from end to end:
Let's open the box and see what's inside. The light, two wire hangers, and two ratchet thingys with carabiners:
The whole thing is powered by a MeanWell ELG-240-36A, which as I mentioned yesterday, is dimmable. But since the potentiometers are on the bottom, you can't get to them without unmounting the driver:
At the wall, it's pulling 238 watts, so 20% more than the name of the light or the listed specs at 120V. The driver is basically running full-tilt.
How about a look at it all lit up?
And a couple of tent shots (note the position of the fans):
I pulled out the lux meter to see what I was hitting them with at 22", as I didn't want to blast them with more than they get in the shed. This is in the middle:
This is at the edge:
Those numbers would be a bit higher with the tent zipped up, but that range works for me. If the nights get cold again and I have to smoosh the big three in there, they'll be getting higher lux because they're taller, so that saves me having to raise and lower it depending on who is living in there.
The light does get warm, though I believe most of that is the driver, which is at the top end for leave-your-hand-on-it heat. Temp at the soil was 75º this morning (with the fans blowing downward as seen in the pic above), but it is possible to unmount the driver and put it outside the tent. That would help as the ambient temps climb toward summer.
So that's the SP-200 from MarsHydro. I don't see it on their website, so the SP-250 would be the one to get (like Preston!) if you're looking for a light in this wattage range. I'm sure it will only make my Candidas even bushier .
again to MarsHydro and SmokeSara for your continued support here!
Enjoy your Wednesdays all.
It has been on too many occasions, including this past weekend! With nights in the 50s I'm okay leaving them in the shed with the lights off.would be a packed tent with those other 3 big girls in there
That's the truth Kis! I've learned some lessons about flipping on February 1st, that's for sure. Not to.Good job on the unboxing and review of the new Mars light Shed. Look at you tent and lights. Year ago never would have thought it.
Oh sure, ha ha! By July y'all will have forgotten I even own a tent .I find it a bit funny too kismet. Lol
Wow yeah it’s a tight fit indeed, but I’m sure you could squeeze another one in there