Miracle LED Grow Light Question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by igrow1992, May 13, 2011.

  1. If I Bought Four Of These Lights Would They Be Good For One Plant?

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-LED-Grow-Light-Equivalent/dp/B002NGKITW/ref=pd_sim_hi_2]Amazon.com: Miracle LED Grow Light (50w Equivalent): Patio, Lawn & Garden[/ame]
  2. From the looks of the link, they are only 2 actual watts each, total of 8 watts for the set of 4. Notice it says "equivalent" on the side? Thats the comparison to a standard house bulb, but actual watts are what grow our plants. The general rule of thumb seems to be 100 watts for the first plant, 50 watts minimum for each additional plant. Those number are a little different with LEDs, but 8 watts won't do much of anything unless for a small micro grow.
  3. O Ok Thx Im Doing a Micro Grow ..and Doing Sum LST on my plant ...So Im Guessing Buying These Lights would Just be a waste of Money Right?
  4. They would be a waste of money, you can get a whole lot more lumens/watts for the money. For the same amount (about $80) you might be able to find a small 150 watt HPS, or even just a crap ton of cfls. If you're going micro, the HPS is most likely too much heat to control in a smaller area. With the CFLs or LEDs, the equivalent watts are whats important. LEDs are promising, but right now pretty pricey for the amount of output.
  5. Yea Thts True ..ur right.. I Just Found Sum CFL 26 watts ..Ima Buy 4 Of Them which equals 104 watts ..and tht should be good for one plant
  6. I would go with a cheap LED panel. In my opinion, ledwholesalers is the best place to buy LEDs from. LEDs don't get hot, and 100% of the light, from a gardening LED, is used by the plant. With a CFL, only like 10% or 20% of the light is used by your plant. And there is allot of heat generated from a CFL for a micro grow. The heat will increase your reservoir temperature, which could lead to root rot. Plus, LED lights use way less energy... so your energy bill will not go up. If your using soil or Coco Coir, the heat will not be that much of a problem though.

    If you end up buying a cheap LED panel, make sure to read all the info. about it. You want to get a red and blue one. I don't know what the perfect ratio is, but, if you read the info. you'll find out. They really aren't that expensive unless your buying a high wattage one. And you don't need all the high wattage because 100% of the wattage is used by your plant. You only need like 45 to 90 watts for one plant; 45 or less for those PC box grows or something. But if a, "micro grow" is like a closet or something, I would definitely get a 90watt, UFO, LED light. One of those is like $200 bucks or something. But you would save so much on the electrical bill that, to me, it's worth it.

    The only drawback, to LED lighting, is that the penetration of the light is not that great. In other words, with LEDs, the light doesn't really penetrate down to the bottom branches and leaves as well as a Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium light. But I don't think you would need the best penetrating light for just one plant.

    I'm going to try to find out what I micro grow is. Because if it's a computer case box, with a plant in it, I would for sure go with LED.


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