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    Well said again Hose. (I always want to type Hoser whats that about )

    I own and am using a GrowStealthLED 600w pro-bloom. I do not feel qualified to write an article on the topic. I can only share my experience, based on my first grow which is still in veg. I'm very happy with my light and the product they offer. But I am in no way qualified, yet.

    I wrote an article on a product last year for another type of business. I was approached unsolicited to write the article based on many people referring me as extremely knowledgeable about the product from having been paid to help people learn to use the product to their best ability. It was a computer program used for tracking information on poker players online and analyzing statistics of play. I was not associated with the company. But I learned how to use it quite well and to it's fullest. Often in a manner in which others had not thought of.

    So yea, be weary when articles are so generalized they look to be nothing more than site advertisements, reworded at best.
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    Our company sells LED lights and I had a chance to read over Stevehman's LED buyer's guide and he is spot on. This is a great intro for the first time LED user. You can find more information and great prices on LED grow lights at Home page

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    DG, probably a good idea as a newcomer to the site when trying to promote your product, would be chiming in with informational data rather than posting links to your company. This is frowned upon when you are not a sponsor, are brand new to the site, and at less than 5 pots are linking your site. I am sure your link will be pulled.

    Furthermore, your site claims a 900w replaces a 2000w HID system, and a 600w replaces a 1400w HID system. Personally I find this hard to believe, as will most that have looked into LED even in the slightest. The most obvious reason is you do not provide a lens angle and claim a 600w will cover a 5x5 area with a 18"x12" light. To cover such an area from veg to harvest chance are you would need to position the light so high it would lose tremendous amounts of intensity to the plants.

    You will find some of the folks here will actually challenge you to provide a proven good product as well as good customer service. If you are able to meet the challenge, and choose to become a site sponsor, rest assured it will pay off 10 fold.

    As it stands now, you are not starting off well. I suggest you think about how to best represent your products.

    Edit: BTW, starting off with 60% of your posts having links to your site is not such a great way to introduce yourself either. Try getting more involved in the conversations with help based on knowledge rather than self promotion. It'll go a long ways to integrity. And look in to becoming a sponsor if your product is good, people will say so. If not, or your service is bad, you wont be here long as a sponsor. TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

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    Bassman59, thanks for taking the time to research our site.

    We stand behind our claims and our 600 Watt MEGA LED will adequately cover a 5'x5 grow area. The ideal height of the light is 16-18 inches from the canopy of the plants. At that height and the 90degree angle of the diodes, plant growth will be robust. We have a 30 day return policy and 1 year warranty if anyone is not happy with their light.

    I appreciate the challenge as it is good for all the forum members!
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    Welcome aboard DG (who is a sponsor). I would like to get as many links to 420 grows that feature sponsor's lights as possible. If you have a grower that is currently using your light, please encourage them to start a journal and I can ask the mods to include it into the earlier post with all of the links.

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    Re: Stevehman's LED buyer's guide

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    Welcome aboard DG (who is a sponsor).
    Thanks, lol. I didn't realize that he is a sponsor <EMBARRASSMENT>.

    DormGrow.com, welcome to the forums and thank you for being a sponsor! Perhaps you could ask a staff member to change your user title to Sponsor so as to help avoid any confusion?
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    Re: Stevehman's LED buyer's guide

    Quote Originally Posted by TorturedSoul View Post
    Thanks, lol. I didn't realize that he is a sponsor <EMBARRASSMENT>.

    DormGrow.com, welcome to the forums and thank you for being a sponsor! Perhaps you could ask a staff member to change your user title to Sponsor so as to help avoid any confusion?
    I just sent him a PM saying the same thing. Great minds.......

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    Ok, thanks

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    I suggest you check out the led sponsors here. They provide a 90 return policy. Why? Because that's generally the minimum time needed to see a grow thru. A 30 day return policy is of little value imho and I wouldnt even consider it. This doesnt mean your product is not a good one. But for people going to LED, or even considering it, which is in it's early years and still has nightmare stories, 90 day returns are the norm to earn the business.

    Now if you want a real challenge. Become a sponsor here. Go through all the journals of LED players, find a journal you like where the grower listens, learns, shares experience, and is above all open minded. Then, ask him/her to do a side by side controlled grow using your light and whatever brand they have. Provide them with the light. Even a test unit or slightly used unit.

    This will do two things. It will give you great attention towards not only your product, but how you do business and believe in your product and provide a very good real world review.

    I'd strongly suggest you contact site admins and talk to them about becoming a sponsor. You might also want to read up on the site policies in regards to advertising your business.

    Good luck and welcome to 420mag.

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    Bassman59, thanks for the recommendations, they are very helpful. I previously made a mistake, our return policy is 60 days, not 30. I am a current sponsor but my status shows "new member". I am working on getting that corrected right away. I really enjoy the easy flow of information on this forum. It is great for the members and sponsors alike.
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    JEEBUS, my apologies for jumping on ya DG. I was going to look at the sponsor list to make sure, then I noticed "new member" and decided they wouldnt have a sponsor with a new member tag so I didnt need to check.

    Please accept my sincere apologies in that regard.

    *all the other great words of wisdom I spewed still stand*
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    Hey Steve. Thanks for this thread. I went ahead and ordered 3 of the DS series lights. a DS 100 to go over my cloner, and two DS200's to go over my Aeroflo 30. The 100 came in yesterday, and I was amazed. Both of the 200s will be here tomorrow, and I can finally get my room put together.

    I was awestruck by the 100. It's small, but put's out a ton of light. I can't wait to see what the 200's are like. After getting the light over my cloner, the two seedlings I started showed signs of appreciation within an hour. Incredible.

    I started a grow journal, it's my first grow, and it'll be 100% LED from seed to stone. Anyway.. thanks again for this.

    I'm going to be adding a 4x4 flood/drain system in my room in a few weeks. I think I'll get a DS300 for that. I know it won't cover the entire 4x4 area, but I won't be using the entire tray, so it should be fine.?? any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratatattooey View Post
    Hey Steve. Thanks for this thread. I went ahead and ordered 3 of the DS series lights. a DS 100 to go over my cloner, and two DS200's to go over my Aeroflo 30. The 100 came in yesterday, and I was amazed. Both of the 200s will be here tomorrow, and I can finally get my room put together.

    I was awestruck by the 100. It's small, but put's out a ton of light. I can't wait to see what the 200's are like. After getting the light over my cloner, the two seedlings I started showed signs of appreciation within an hour. Incredible.

    I started a grow journal, it's my first grow, and it'll be 100% LED from seed to stone. Anyway.. thanks again for this.

    I'm going to be adding a 4x4 flood/drain system in my room in a few weeks. I think I'll get a DS300 for that. I know it won't cover the entire 4x4 area, but I won't be using the entire tray, so it should be fine.?? any thoughts?
    I might consider putting a third 200 over that aero 30 when your budget permits. You will be able to get by with just two for now, but you will have a better yield with the extra light.

    The other option is to put the two 200s over the flood and drain tray and pick up a second 300 for the aero setup.
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    Hmmm. Thanks Steve. Ididn't think about adding a 3rd light over the Aeroflo. My original thinking was the 2 would be enough. According to the description, the core coverage is 2.5 x 3 feet. SO I was hoping 2 of the DS 200's would cover the 2x6 aeroflo.

    Now.. in defense of my ignorance... I have not yet put the aeroflo together, nor hung the lights over it...lol. So I do refer back to your actual experience..lol

    Maybe I should just plan on 2 of the DS400's for the flood & drain. and get another 200 for the aeroflo (as budget allows) ..oh well. a ways off yet.

    Thanks for your help. greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Stevehman's LED buyer's guide

    Quote Originally Posted by ratatattooey View Post
    Hmmm. Thanks Steve. Ididn't think about adding a 3rd light over the Aeroflo. My original thinking was the 2 would be enough. According to the description, the core coverage is 2.5 x 3 feet. SO I was hoping 2 of the DS 200's would cover the 2x6 aeroflo.

    Now.. in defense of my ignorance... I have not yet put the aeroflo together, nor hung the lights over it...lol. So I do refer back to your actual experience..lol

    Maybe I should just plan on 2 of the DS400's for the flood & drain. and get another 200 for the aeroflo (as budget allows) ..oh well. a ways off yet.

    Thanks for your help. greatly appreciated.
    I have the aeroflo 20 in my test chamber and a pair of 200s would cover it, but I like a little more light (kind of an over achiever). I would think a pair of the 300s would work very nicely over the flood and drain.

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