Edited by WaxPayne, 13 February 2013 - 10:31 PM.
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Best LED light search 2013
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:57 AM
The only thing about alibaba is that they don't have any of these lights on there . I wish thu had some nicer ones too . There are alot of clones on there . These three are the best I have found since searching since last February and I've had the opportunity to speak with some people here on GC who own the first two. By what I have seen in their grow journals , they work. And work well
I am in the saltwater industry and these clones are exact replicas. Same everything.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:01 AM
Send me a link but remember we are looking for something similar to these three mentioned lights. Not UFOs or regular panels that utilize 1w chipsets. Look for things that use CREE, Epistar, Bridgelux , etc.
Cree is a fantastic company... Also big in saltwater aquaria.. I remember coming across Cree on alibabas. I'll have to take another look.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:17 PM
CREE are some of , if not, the best LEDs for plant lighting out today. All three of these lights include them . Epistar are pretty good too . I hear mixed reviews from Bridgelux .
Cree is the way to go.. I remember I was about to spend $1,500 on lights JUST for my tank. Well worth the efficiency, and they last at least 10 years.... Can't beat that.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:37 PM
Edited by FickySiskers, 13 February 2013 - 02:40 PM.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:16 PM
I've been running a ds300 from advanced LED for the past year and I can't say enough about the quality and performance. They just came out with 10w Cree led unit. Plus a 90day return policy. Gilboyto (organic journals) is running a ds100 in conjunction to his HID.
I loooove my DS100!
I ran thru veg with two plants just on the ds100 and loved the results. Its running now on my HID to help out with lighting on my one female...around 340w power total on one plant lol.
Ds is awesome! Matter of fact i have a second on the way sometime. Hoping to go back to LED only...maybe 2-3 ds100s daisychained together
My HID works well, but its too hard to control it all with my little 2.6x2.6x5 tent. I figure 2-3 DS100s will be better to manage temps and space for my upcoming scrog plans.
Edited by Gilboyto, 20 February 2013 - 08:44 PM.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:30 PM
Hey Gilboyto thanks for stoppin in I have a question , did they mention anything about their new grow light that incorporates the 10w LEDs?
They did not...i saw them on their website but i had a pretty specific goal when i called haha.
Edited by Gilboyto, 20 February 2013 - 08:32 PM.
Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:43 AM
Has anyone heard of TruLiteLed.com? I recently came across them and the one claim that got my attention was most LED manufacturers actually purchase LED's that are "approximate" wavelength. I own a Penetrator 336x Pro, and upon finding this info at TruLite, I read over the patent on Hydro Grow's lights, and sure enough, the wavelength they use for 660nm is "approximate" and falls between 650nm and 670nm. This goes for all they're other listed spectrums. Most of them range anywhere from a 20-25nm spread. Little something they forget to mention on their website. However, TruLiteLed.com states that they have dialed in the correct spectrums exactly due to ordering direct from diode manufacturers, yet they don't list the specific NM that they use in their lights. I have put a call in to them and hope to speak with them Monday. If anyone is familiar with TruLite, please pass on any information that may be helpful.
Also, anyone have any experience with the Magnum Plus 2?
Here are the patents for HydroGrow, you can google them and it will pull it right up. Quite a bit to read, but very informational. I went with HydroGrow because of this reason, they are informative and also have good customer service. I would buy from them again, but next time a call, i'll be brining up this "Approximate" issue and requesting that since they claim to do so much research and work into their product, Why is it they cant get the nm at least closer than a 20-25 spread? That deserves a discount alone.
Patent Pending#: 13/189,009 & 13/347,971
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