Can someone shed some light on led wattage needed.

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Stealthsmokerman, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. OK I have been thinking about all the different grow lights and I have been aiming towards Les due to the low heat and low energy use. Can one of you awesome led growers tell me about the wattage needed for a full successful grow? Maybe 2 plants at a time? And any links on where to buy them would be awesome!!! Thanks brothers!!???moke Why so serious????? He puts the bong to my mouth!! WHY SO SERIOUS???? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!! *bongin* (cough cough) :D
     
  2. 2 plants?
    what size environtment will you be looking to fill?
    I use the mars 2 in a 4x4. it would fill a 3x3 better though.
    I run 745 actual watts of led in my tent all together though.
    my last grow i had 300 actual watts and yielded 38 grams per plant (avg.) between 6 plants.

    these are all from my last grow (300 actual)

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    heres the tent with the mars
     
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  3. [quote name="Emma & Dave" post="19420425" timestamp="1390887001"]2 plants?what size environtment will you be looking to fill?I use the mars 2 in a 4x4. it would fill a 3x3 better though.I run 745 actual watts of led in my tent all together though.my last grow i had 300 actual watts and yielded 38 grams per plant (avg.) between 6 plants.these are all from my last grow (300 actual)[​IMG] 733933_10202626127159110_1607456612_n.jpg[​IMG] 1459252_10202642431326704_1350566777_n.jpg[​IMG] 1480693_10202647569455154_1020481269_n.jpg[​IMG] CAM00389.jpg[​IMG] CAM00445.jpgheres the tent with the mars[​IMG] CAM00487.jpg[​IMG] CAM00490.jpg[/quote]So I would need atleast 300watts? How much do they normally cost? Why so serious????? He puts the bong to my mouth!! WHY SO SERIOUS???? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!! *bongin* (cough cough) :D
     
  4. if i where you, i would grab two mars 400s from the manufacturer, you can bet your sweet ass you're going to drop around $400

    stick them in a 4x2 grow tent, put two plants in there and watch those fuckers GROW.
    you'll make your money back on your first grow unless you fuck it up.

    i believe the 400s run on 180 actual watts each (roughly) so you would be looking at like 360 watts. you can guarentee yourself a good harvest with that. unless, like i said, you fuck it up.
     
  5. [quote name="Emma & Dave" post="19422200" timestamp="1390923067"]if i where you, i would grab two mars 400s from the manufacturer, you can bet your sweet ass you're going to drop around $400stick them in a 4x2 grow tent, put two plants in there and watch those fuckers GROW.you'll make your money back on your first grow unless you fuck it up.i believe the 400s run on 180 actual watts each (roughly) so you would be looking at like 360 watts. you can guarentee yourself a good harvest with that. unless, like i said, you fuck it up.[/quote]I might have to wait a little bit to get them lolWhy so serious????? He puts the bong to my mouth!! WHY SO SERIOUS???? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!! *bongin* (cough cough) :D
     
  6. [quote name="Emma & Dave" post="19422200" timestamp="1390923067"]if i where you, i would grab two mars 400s from the manufacturer, you can bet your sweet ass you're going to drop around $400stick them in a 4x2 grow tent, put two plants in there and watch those fuckers GROW.you'll make your money back on your first grow unless you fuck it up.i believe the 400s run on 180 actual watts each (roughly) so you would be looking at like 360 watts. you can guarentee yourself a good harvest with that. unless, like i said, you fuck it up.[/quote]How far away do you have to keep the led lights away from the plants? Why so serious????? He puts the bong to my mouth!! WHY SO SERIOUS???? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!! *bongin* (cough cough) :D
     
  7. depends entirely on how much space you're trying to cover. sooo it depends on how wide your plant is.
     
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    btw stealth, I've been wondering since you joined, what exactly does your sig mean??

     
  9. [quote name="dishphead" post="19423007" timestamp="1390933246"]btw stealth, I've been wondering since you joined, what exactly does your sig mean??[/quote]It is a quote that the joker said I just changed it up a little bit Why so serious????? He puts the bong to my mouth!! WHY SO SERIOUS???? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!! *bongin* (cough cough) :D
     
  10. oh haha alright gotcha makes sense now :)
     
  11. hey, sorry i missed this reply
    dishphead is right
    but theres also another aspect that has to be taken into acount when talking about leds that ALOT of people forget about.

    spectrum blending.
    when you have 5w diodes lke what the mars II has, or anything stronger, you HAVE to keep the lights at a certain distance from your canopy so that the colors can fully blend together.
    leds have super narrow rays, and don't travel far outside the predetermined area.
    so, if you have all 120 degree angle leds, great, you can keep your leds within 16 inches of your canopy if you want, but if you have some 60 degree or even 90 degree diodes in there, then you have to keep the light a minimum of 20" to even begin to get full spectrum blending.
     
  12. [quote name="Emma & Dave" post="19423200" timestamp="1390935202"]hey, sorry i missed this replydishphead is rightbut theres also another aspect that has to be taken into acount when talking about leds that ALOT of people forget about.spectrum blending.when you have 5w diodes lke what the mars II has, or anything stronger, you HAVE to keep the lights at a certain distance from your canopy so that the colors can fully blend together.leds have super narrow rays, and don't travel far outside the predetermined area.so, if you have all 120 degree angle leds, great, you can keep your leds within 16 inches of your canopy if you want, but if you have some 60 degree or even 90 degree diodes in there, then you have to keep the light a minimum of 20" to even begin to get full spectrum blending.[/quote]How do you know what kind of angle it has? Why so serious????? He puts the bong to my mouth!! WHY SO SERIOUS???? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!! *bongin* (cough cough) :D
     
  13. the manufacturer wil be able to tell ya :)
     
  14. check out the grow in my sig to see what a single 135w LED can do
     
  15. [quote name="Emma & Dave" post="19423750" timestamp="1390941741"]the manufacturer wil be able to tell ya :)[/quote]Will it be in the specs online? But if you use the Mars 2 then that's all I need to buy because I don't think you have to do anything but plug it in and good to go right? Why so serious????? He puts the bong to my mouth!! WHY SO SERIOUS???? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!! *bongin* (cough cough) :D
     
  16. yeah man, the mars two is an absolute perfect starter light for led. you will be happy.
    the mars II uses 90 degree and 120 degree as long as you don't ask for them to customize it. the mars 2 400 can sit pretty close to the canopy. i would recomend 22"
    and yes you can just plug and play, and they also piggyback so you can hook one up to the other.
     
     
  17. [quote name="Emma & Dave" post="19423987" timestamp="1390944730"]yeah man, the mars two is an absolute perfect starter light for led. you will be happy.the mars II uses 90 degree and 120 degree as long as you don't ask for them to customize it. the mars 2 400 can sit pretty close to the canopy. i would recomend 22"and yes you can just plug and play, and they also piggyback so you can hook one up to the other. [/quote]No shit? Damn I might just have to adjust my budget for a little bit. And to switch to flowering all you do is switch your timer? No bulb changing or anything? Why so serious????? He puts the bong to my mouth!! WHY SO SERIOUS???? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!! *bongin* (cough cough) :D
     
  18.  yes sir. as simple as a switch to 12/12 or 10/14 whatever your preference.
     
     
  19. [quote name="Emma & Dave" post="19424367" timestamp="1390948505"] yes sir. as simple as a switch to 12/12 or 10/14 whatever your preference. [/quote]If you were to scrog could you grow 2 plants with one led lamp? Why so serious????? He puts the bong to my mouth!! WHY SO SERIOUS???? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!! *bongin* (cough cough) :D
     
  20. you can do anything you want my friend. :) theirs hardly any rules to growing cannabis.
    but under one mars 400 i would be willing to bet you could do two nice sized plants in a 3x3 tent.
     
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