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OfflineAuguestWest
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Another light question
    #381482 - 03/10/10 09:24 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

The space is 4x6, expecting 10 to 15 plants, doing an ebb and flow, would this be a good choice for a light? or would it be too much? if there is such a thing.    http://www.amazon.com/1000-Watt-Economy-Light-System/dp/B001DVWH5G/ref=pd_sbs_ol_3

i was planning on getting the flange kit add on. what do you think?


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Re: Another light question [Re: AuguestWest]
    #381485 - 03/10/10 09:30 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

It's definitely the right amount of light. I'd recommend getting a digital ballast and a better reflector if you can afford it. It'll be another $150 or so but will more than pay for itself by the end.


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Re: Another light question [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #381497 - 03/10/10 09:40 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

alright cool. what would be the issues with the ballast that comes with the light. And has anybody had any experience with this brand of light? or does it not really matter


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Re: Another light question [Re: AuguestWest]
    #381499 - 03/10/10 09:41 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

well it's a magnetic ballast, so for the 1000W light it really consumes about 1400W of energy. That extra 400W is converted straight to heat which heats your room WAY fast. Also, they're kinda noisy, and they don't get your bulb quite as bright as a digital ballast.

Lumatek is the brand I use :thumbup:


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Re: Another light question [Re: AuguestWest]
    #381503 - 03/10/10 09:45 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

or would you do this one? there about the same price

http://www.hydroponics.net/i/133401

this one looks like it has some more reflection, and maybe a different ballast?


thanks for the help


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Re: Another light question [Re: AuguestWest]
    #381506 - 03/10/10 09:49 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

and let me get this strait on the digital ballasts, i need a 1000 watt ballast if im using a 1000 watt light, right? this would make since. but damn they cost allot more


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Re: Another light question [Re: AuguestWest]
    #381508 - 03/10/10 09:57 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

man i feel like 1000 watts is going to be too hot in this space. i maybe i should back down to 600, would this decrease yields much?

sorry im rambling ..


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Re: Another light question [Re: AuguestWest]
    #381510 - 03/10/10 09:59 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Sun System, Super Sun 2 reflector and a Lunatek ballast.

My Lumatek 1000 watt ballast is on the way as we type.



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Re: Another light question [Re: KaptKid]
    #381519 - 03/10/10 10:18 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

cool, i like the sun systems, any recommendations on light bulbs?


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Re: Another light question [Re: AuguestWest]
    #381545 - 03/10/10 11:24 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Hortilux is what I like to use.


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Re: Another light question [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #381548 - 03/10/10 11:28 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Hortilux is what I like to use.





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