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I am getting ready to flip to flower this weekend and was going to give them 36 hours of darkness, before going to 12/12, Should I have fans going during dark period?
DrDoob
DrDoob
What does the 36 hours of darkness achieve?
Hi Sara, I have noticed you appear to be a mars rep on this site. I recently purchases a mars hydro ii 1200 from growlights.ca . While waiting for it to arrive I noticed alot of bad reviews. The two most troubling to me were poor yields and diodes burning out. I am contemplating sending the light back and getting a hps fixture instead. Can you provide any insights? How does the company address yields being lower? What about the diode issue? I dont want to send them back but I dont want a inferior grow. Thanks!
SmokeSara
SmokeSara
Hi FWB, thanks for getting back to me. Growing result depends on many factors, but many growing LED lights didn't get good result because they don't use LED correctly. For example, led grow lights, if you want great result as HPS, you will need 40~50w/sft. so if you want to use the Mars 1200 with great result, you need to use it in 3.5x3.5 space. (504w/12.25=41w/sft). If you are using it in a 5x5 or 4x8 space, you won't get great result for sure;
As to the diode burnt out problem, actually the old led tech are using led lens, which will be burnt after using for long time, but actually it is lens broken, not the leds as well. BTW, Now all our lights are upgraded to SMD chips, no lens design, so no issue for the led burnt out, please don't worry.
Petandgarden.co.nz is where I go they ship all around also growshop.co.nz but alot of their stuff is Chinese made from Ali Express like tents and lights etc etc you might want to ring them to ask about the hlg stuff