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Just received the Mars Hydro COB!! The packaging is very solid. Measured the size of cob, it is 4.75 Inches Thick from the lense to the top of the driver 7.5 Inches Long 7.5 Inches wide. The COB itself consists The Main COB light and smaller LEDS of Red and Blue ( 4 Blue 12 red ) and the Lense is wide for better coverage. Had took many pics, but don't know how to upload. Anyone know that?

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Started my grow, this grow Ill be using:

Pots: 2- 7 gal fabric pots from VIVOSUN

 

medium :

We're growing these babies in a mix of Pro mix Veg and Herb + Potting with added Perlite

 

Ventilation:

2- 4 inch 190 / 210 CFM inline and exhaust from iPower and Vivosun

2 small Usb fans to move air around in the tent

 

Light: Mars cob 100w

@UCOI@AY%FPRZER[T NMXDJ

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Good to see you up and running great choice

I believe the mars cod is a new release

 

I’ve been very happy with mars hydro

 

Enjoy

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Good to see you up and running great choice

I believe the mars cod is a new release

 

I've been very happy with mars hydro

 

Enjoy

thank you for the feedback, it is encouraging for my first grow with mars cob.

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I switched over to LED over a year ago. I bought a Vyperspectrum 900 for under $300.00 US dollars. I'm on my 5th grow with it and have not had one issue. Works real well and cut my electric bill in half. I use it only for flowering. I still us a M/H for veg.

 

Hope this helps

 

Whip :)

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I am nearing the end of my fourth ever grow. My first light is a Platinum P300. Great light. I still use it. But i recently added a ViparSpectra V450. These two models are very similar in terms of power consumption. The plants were two weeks into flower when i added the second light. So far, so good. The plants are all doing better with more light.

 

I haven't had the chance to run experiments to see which is better. All i can say as that two lights are better than one. But If i had to do it over, i probably would have chosen ViparSpectra over Platinum. I only learned about ViparSpectra in the past six months. Here's the issue. The P300 cost $369. The V450 only costs $129. Is the Platinum better than the ViparSpectra? Maybe. Probably. But is it three times better? Absolutely not. (If the P300 lasts three times as long as the V450, i will have to eat my words. Otherwise, the difference isn't that much.)

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Hi all, I'm new to LED lights and indoor growing. I live in an apartment so space is at a premium therefore I am thinking of using a set of shelves. I am concerned about LEDs being too intense in a small vertical space and so I've been considering the Apollo GL60. Does anyone have any experience with this light? Or should I look at some of the others like the Platinum 150s?

 

Thanks for your thoughts!

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I use 1 600 watt jhotek

One 600 watt rockpals

2 300 watt bloomspect

1 300 watt wattshines.

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I'm not done yet.

But I'm going to save up.

Wanna try the Platinum series 300.

It's almost 300 bucks but it's top shelf

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Had a HANS PANEL for veg. Phase, only once for testing.

Now I have some Secret Jardin 26 W. LEDs for the little ones.

http://www.secretjardin.com/catalogue/lighting-for-indoor-culture-secret-jardin/lamps-for-indoor-culture-secret-jardin/tled-26w-growing/bl,product,193,0

and another one to play around from SanLight, the M30:

https://www.sanlight.com/leuchten/sanlight-m30/

Last but not least...when will this ever end?! ;)

A DIY 3x4 COBs, I could run them on 600W. but only use 300-400 Max. for uniform illumination in my1x1x2M. Box.

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I thought about getting some of those from secret jardin, are they worth it? 

The Hans Panel is great, can't say bad things about it...maybe a little pricey. They have a new one and offering also cobs now.

Greetz

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Hy i am using Bestva 2000W double chip Led for my indoor garden. i covers 7.8' x 7.5' and suffecient for my small little plants. As the outdoor conditions are not suitable so i am artificially creating the environment. But these LEDs get warm after 4-5 hrs of long usage. so any other  good alternative.

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I recently ordered two Zehui LED lights for my veg tent.  I ordered two similar bulbs about a year and a half ago.  One of them died.  But they are not very expensive, and they are great for vegging small plants.  I don't want to go through the trouble of learning whether they are good for flowering.  But for simple veg, it is cheap and easy.  It screws into a standard E-27 lightbulb socket.

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I'm eyeing a maxisun now

1440

Par 1200 approx at 36 inches

But that's upper end "affordable" and lower end top shelf

Decisions....

 

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I use home made cob Cree cxb3590 3500 k and bridgelux Vero 29 3500K.

400 watts 8*50 watts.

I start with 200 watts 4*50w and I add 200 watts more.

Hope it can help.

Have good vibes

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Soon as I get to Colorado Springs, this is going in my tent, -

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG-600H Quantum Board V2 DIY Kit - 620 Watt (with Samsung LM301B diodes) - 3000K  -  1540 PPF ( that's 30% more than a 1,000 HPS) I'm saying bye bye to the cheap pink lights!

Note: Regarding UVA / UVB, all the cheap lights that have UV are UVA, which is useless,  UVB chips are very expensive and only used in the most expensive lights, actually most of those use UVB flo tubes attached to the fixture instead of chips because of cost, so don't let the UVA false narrative sway you, just supplement with the UVB Flo. tubes if you feel it's needed, they're not expensive. Research is still up in the air on this, with only UVB showing positive results in tests, but more replication is needed to confirm.

Last: Don't believe any of the spec's on anything coming out of China, it just ain't true.

Best,

Baq

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Hey @baqualin, I lived in Colorado Springs in 92-95. I miss that town. Good luck on the move bro. Just be prepared for the weather change that happens everyday at 2:30 pm....lol

oh, get some shrooms and go visit Garden Of The Gods....you will not be disappointed 

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1 minute ago, Justcozz said:

Hey @baqualin, I lived in Colorado Springs in 92-95. I miss that town. Good luck on the move bro. Just be prepared for the weather change that happens everyday at 2:30 pm....lol

I've lived in Kentucky for 65 years, I can tell you all about weather change.:)

Baq

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You will enjoy the lightning storms as they strike the top of Cheyanne Mountain. I suggest getting a place with a view of the mountain. Spectacular sight to witness. I didn't smoke MJ when I lived out there, but used to sit on my balcony and stare. If it wasn't for the cold, I'd move back in a heartbeat. 

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9 hours ago, baqualin said:

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG-600H Quantum Board V2 DIY Kit - 620 Watt (with Samsung LM301B diodes) - 3000K  -  1540 PPF ( that's 30% more than a 1,000 HPS) I'm saying bye bye to the cheap pink lights!

Hey baq, on a visit to the local grow shop a while back, I had the kid flip one on. It was instantly so freaking bright, I found myself, backing out of the huge light foot print.

I did NOT have my light meter on hand, but you can count tiles on the floor, and each was 12"x12" I counted 8-9 tiles back from the edge of the light assembly. It was an experience, to see that shine man!!

They are on my list of must have equipment, as I rid myself, of magnetic/digital ballast. 

So bare bones, and utilitarian, kind of like my PS250, a rugged ugly thing most would walk past, however for me, I love oddities.

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10 minutes ago, baqualin said:

I've lived in Kentucky for 65 years, I can tell you all about weather change.:)

I lived in the FT.Knox area in the late 60's as an Army brat.

The freaking mosquitoes we so bad, a weekly event was to run behind the fog truck, as they fogged the housing area for mosquitos.

Like 30-40 yelling screaming kids, just completely engulfed in that fog, running behind the truck, covered in bug killer.

I can not believe we did that week after week, like it was an amusement park ride!

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2 minutes ago, Justcozz said:

You will enjoy the lightning storms as they strike the top of Cheyanne Mountain. I suggest getting a place with a view of the mountain. Spectacular sight to witness. I didn't smoke MJ when I lived out there, but used to sit on my balcony and stare. If it wasn't for the cold, I'd move back in a heartbeat. 

Thank You Sir for the heads up regarding the storms, I photograph a lot of lightning storms so that's exciting to know. It's cool now to not have to hide, I'm shut down and cleaned out for the move from here, almost feel free, but still have to hide to smoke, LOL. I will be sharing more of my photography here once I get there and I'm set up. I'm already set for a place to live with one of my best friends that I lived with in college, he's a retired Pharmacist and is letting me have the basement, 1600 sq ft with a large bedroom and grow room (utility room) for the same rent I pay here, couldn't pass it up!

Baq

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1 minute ago, baqualin said:

Thank You Sir for the heads up regarding the storms, I photograph a lot of lightning storms so that's exciting to know. It's cool now to not have to hide, I'm shut down and cleaned out for the move from here, almost feel free, but still have to hide to smoke, LOL. I will be sharing more of my photography here once I get there and I'm set up. I'm already set for a place to live with one of my best friends that I lived with in college, he's a retired Pharmacist and is letting me have the basement, 1600 sq ft with a large bedroom and grow room (utility room) for the same rent I pay here, couldn't pass it up!

Baq

You will love photographing the storms, lightning flashing across the entire mountain range. I'll have to come out and visit you and Mr G, you should be about an hour or so drive from him. 

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