4 by 4 room - best light ?

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4 by 4 room - best light ?

Postby airplane » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:52 pm

Your thoughts on the best type of lighting if you were to "light" a 4 by 4 room ? (LED's CFL's Plasma, Induction, T-5's, HPS, ect)
If cost were a concern one can get very good results with 500 watt cfls' with one 22 inch dome reflector and a 19 inch (long) reflector + 4 (100 watter's) to be used for side lighting = $10.00 extra on electric bill

Feel that the standard HPS best for flower but expensive to run (400 watt)
LED's ? more information needed some are expensive - there is a issue with some LED's have dishonest wattage rating - good quality LED's are expensive
Induction is expensive system along with plasma

Also many grower veg with cfl's and flower with different lighting

I would stick with the "old" school lighting (HPS)

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Re: 4 by 4 room - best light ?

Postby c7cwolf68 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:30 am

I veg with CFLs and Flower with HPS 600W, my room is double that height. I have been sticking with this combination for several grows now with excellent results.
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Re: 4 by 4 room - best light ?

Postby airplane » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:30 pm

c7cwolf68 wrote:I veg with CFLs and Flower with HPS 600W, my room is double that height. I have been sticking with this combination for several grows now with excellent results.
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\How is your heat ? with the 600 watt HPS suggest the place to purchase HPS :ta: with the 4 by 4 room do you think a 400 watt would work better than 660 watts - due to heat issues ?

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Re: 4 by 4 room - best light ?

Postby Rocket » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:17 am

I have both.
The 400 burns at 191
The 600 burns at 204
The 600 is by far the most efficient!
Out of the 400, 600 and 1000 watts.
They use 50% less electricity than a 1000 watts
and put out more than 600 watts.
Heat is always an issue got to invest $50.00 or $60.00
in a good exhaust fan. I have links for nice exhaust fans.
This is similar to what i have.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Duct-Blower-Centrifugal-Inline-Exhaust-Fan-for-Grow-Room-Carbon-Air-Filter-HL-/272501961843?hash=item3f7261f473:g:LEcAAOSwXeJYIEbD

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Re: 4 by 4 room - best light ?

Postby airplane » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:09 am

Thanks rocket !! any suggestions for HPS lighting /reflector. have a dome maybe Iwill make HPS bulb fit it (have the hard-wear) ; dome is 22 inches in diameter. As all ways great info :ta: :bong420: "Rocket" looked at the link - going to get one ! having good air exchange, ect is very important - more 02 bigger plants !!

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Re: 4 by 4 room - best light ?

Postby Rocket » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:38 am

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In my honest opinion I would use a cool tube with a large reflector.
Why? It cools just as well as the other, and has a bigger foot print because the light is not boxed in
and it is much cheaper than the other also!
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Re: 4 by 4 room - best light ?

Postby airplane » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:04 am

Rocket wrote:
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In my honest opinion I would use a cool tube with a large reflector.
Why? It cools just as well as the other, and has a bigger foot print because the light is not boxed in
and it is much cheaper than the other also!


Thanks for your advice !! you make a good point - will consider what you mentioned - will be looking at price :jointpass:

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