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Who knows about the HTG 240w 7band led?
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:43 PM
HTG Supply - 7 Band 240w LED Grow Light
to the Blackstar 240w, which has plenty of positive feedback.
Does anyone use it? My grow will consist of 2 or 3 plants, 2x4 area. I'm currently using a 250w hps with great results, but with the weather heating up, temperature are going to be a real concern very shortly- hence the switch to led. I'm hoping the HTG 240w (more like 220w draw according to HTG dude) will do even better without the heat.
I've heard plent of good about HTG, but I've never used them. Does anyone use this light? Should I go with the Blackstar instead?
Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:07 PM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:24 AM
Surely someone in our fine community has produced a respectable personal grow using one of these 240w leds? Blackstar has a sizable amount of positive feedback on the few led centric forums I've found, HTG Supply likewise is well regarded.
Watt for watt, the grow will be the same, led or hps. With all of the magical spectrums promised by leds, how could it not be better? And cooler?
Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:52 AM
Edited by deezznuggzz32, 16 March 2012 - 04:55 AM.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:07 AM
I read somewhere though that HTGSupply lights are cheap chinese knock offs...but most are anyhow thats why they all look similar..same factories.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:09 PM
Ah well, they gave me a great deal when I called them for the 240w 7band and a new tent. I'll be giving my new led setup a try this season with some kosher and sour cream. If the results suck, I promise not to silently endure my embarrassment- I will loudly blame the led for any and all failures!
Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:12 PM
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:17 AM
Okay, so I just purchased a Kilowatt Meter to check the actual draw of my HTG 240w panel, and it came out to 156watts.. Idk what this means but this is still pretty good. Does anyone have any comments on this? I know I found while doing research the BlackStar was far off of what is stated as well.
Thats a normal thing. Unfortunately the makers usually only advertise the potential wattage. They take the number of LED's and multiply it by the watt of the LED's to get to there numbers. LEDs are run at half power since they would burn out fast if they did not.
You will very rarely find a LED that advertises the watts pulled..bigger numbers sell.
Its not really false advertising since it could pull the stated amount.Its all about what numbers you want to use. Its sorta like cars with MPG or horse power. Theres engine horsepower and horse power to the wheels. Its usually far less then what the engine produces. For MPG there dirty secret is they test the car with nothing in it on a tread mill with no stoping and going set it on cruise control and run it till empty. Well no one drives like that. Why they recently changed it. Consumer reports did a test on stated MPG and what they got in some cases they got half at best what the maker states.
Buyer beware applies to LEDs to.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:18 AM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:06 AM
i have heard the same thing ive been looking into them and almost every where i hear its likea 40% decrease from what they advertise the wattage is goin the the 3 fans most new 7 bands have
The fans use minimal power. Usually there simple fans that you would find in computers.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:28 PM
I hope this helped
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:29 PM
haha so y the hell dnt they just give u real specs?
They did its up to you to figure it out. Way back dunno if you were using computers then we all used Tube monitors. They sold them like they do today 17 19 21 inches etc. Well they included the plastic case of the monitor in the measurements and it varied. So to get 17 inches of screen you had to get a 18-20 inch monitor and it varied by brand some would say 16.9 17.2 etc. Wasnt till they passed a law that did they report it right.
It all depends how you see it. For a consumer he sees it as getting ripped off or false advertisement to them there giving you honest specs.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:32 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:37 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:44 PM
yea i had seen you pot'st that number earlier...i guess it makes sense since these lights r runnin for a min of 12 hrs a day...and from you tru number we can use as a platform wen comparing other LED pannels
Well now that you know you'll know what you need. Back to your topic though never used a HTG but its so similar to a Blackstar I would bet it will be fine for a grow. I would not use it in more then a 2x2 area though. Thats what the Blackstar 240w is ideally used for. If its anything like the Blackstar should be able to do 2-3 plants in there. 2 Ideally.
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