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nelsongrow

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Hi everyone newbie here. I have read sooooo much on lights and lights with a mover it is unreal. I am setting up an 4x8 spot with mylar on 3 sides. Looking at led full spectrum lights from seed to harvest. I want to invest wisely the first time. All suggestions appreciated. I do not live close to any big centers of any sort, everything done by mail or shipping.
 

Kowala San

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Amazon has some good deals and I would get a
Light panel with full spectrum and bloom/veg switches. Also the figure is 100,000 lumens per sq ft of grow space, I believe. Google is your friend
 

nelsongrow

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Thanks Kowala, I have been on google quite a bit so many lights. Thought I would throw it on here see what happens. Thanks again.
 

Kowala San

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Mars Hydro Amazon 159 for a 600watt

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Kowala San

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I priced them compared to CFL and CFL won by the upfront cost. I am running 250ish actual watts and I have spent 90 on cooling, lights, frame, and sockets.
 

Kowala San

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Check out this guy's CFL setup. Running 32 x 23 actual watts per board per 3 plants 2 boards. Awesome setup only 1,472 actual watts and it's a huge room. Lumens and PAR are important with leds not watts IMO
 

Kowala San

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Get the 300 watt panel for 70 one plant and go for gold. There's no time like the present and @70 for a light that is both blooming and veg is hard to beat. Especially since there is no heat issues.
 

nelsongrow

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Tricky question. Wife says 8 plants I say 10 LOL. I will prob try to sog as well. I only want to buy once so don't mind spending more off start.
 

Kowala San

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Lights CFL setup

2 boards with 32 Lights per board
16 wall sockets with splitters to get 32 lights
So 32 per board 2 boards 64 23 actual watt bulbs
cost $10 here for a 4 package at Home Depot
Thats 16 packs
$160 for bulbs

Splitters are $3 a piece
32 splitters
$96 for splitters

Wall sockets are $4 a piece
32 wall sockets
$128 for sockets
 

Kowala San

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Assuming you have wood and other materials on hand CFL setup is cheap.

Plus fans, a.c. unit and even a "redneck a.c. design"

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Leds have no heat better penetration in foliage and the panel has true full spectrum. 18" away gives good coverage area.
Just my two cents
Good luck
 
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