Quieter Lights?

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by The Mule, Feb 25, 2023.

  1. This is actually regarding my houseplants and succulents... I'm using three of the 1000w versions of these:

    They're great and the plants love them, but the fans are so loud and these plants are in our living room, so the noise is a problem. Are there any good alternatives to these that would be significantly quieter?
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  2. most quantom boards do not have fans .
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  3. You can also do some t8 led bulbs . Something like these . https://www.lightup.com/t8-led-4ft-...uEdg0SAl0kc7kx2_9Or0l3kmWKMXTJPoaAj_yEALw_wcB You can get a fisture for a hardware store for 20 or so bucks . They will spread a lot more side lighting . Its easy on the eyes as well . Really these are they way to go for house plants . Put them a few feet over the top of the plants . In cannabis they need to be 6 inchs . But house plants they will grow just fine .
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  4. That’s definitely cost effective. I’ll see if I can find a fixture that’s doesn’t scream “shop light”!
  5. #5 Headhunterpipes, Feb 25, 2023
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    That is not a 2000 watt light .,,,,,,
    Cree/Cob are not the most efficient LED's on the market
    That lights specs/and model is very misleading.
    I have been making Led grow lights for years, Using the Cree/Cob and the Samsung LED's.
    The average TRUE cost of a assembled Samsung LED's grow light is about a buck a watt.
    As far as I know every LED grow light maker is using COB technology. COB= Chip On Board ............
    Also COB is a LED Maker .
    DIY assembling COB grow lighting is expensive. I made 3 lights at 175 watts each at the cost of 3.50 $ per watt

    Last part is 2000w divided by 35 watts per square foot of grow space that one light will covers 57 square feet grow space.!
    That is almost 2 4x8 tents . Ya I am saying that is total BS.
    I make my own lights, First would be HLG Horticulture lighting group, mainly for their quantum 2V 288 R spec boards and heat sinks , to build a LED Light that has passive cooling.
    Second would be King bright LED's from Albaba.
    Third would be spider farm

    The lights your buying are not 2000w lights ....... Use a Par meter and see what they pull at the wall,
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  6. ...and my Migrows, I got 2 of the 8's in the top left background here: ..worth every cent
    I hope to include watermelon this year, the vine lying on top of the pots...maybe lol
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  7. Yes that light is a 220 watt light with veg and bloom switch's both on.
    It's not a 2000 watt light.
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  8. For houseplants and succulents I'd suggest a cheap LED shop light from Walmart in a 5000k color. I grew some fine Tiny Tim tomatoes using one fixture for 3 plants in 5 gallon pots. I believe I paid under $20.00 for the last one I purchased.
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  9. If your looking at T8 / T5 / go for High output / High Bay lighting in 6500K. Don't bother with anything else in Tubes. It'll be one in the display you can't look directly at.

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