LED vs. CFL...Which is best?


#27

I totally agree…

Will


#28

I agree !!


#29

I grew 2 ak47 autoflowers under a 300w mars hydro led and like 5 65w each equivalent to 300w each cfls in a 4.2 sqf and did about 150 ish grams on one and about 90 grams on the other one. And it was my first grow. I replaced the mars hydro 300 for a mars hydro reflector 96 series now for my second grow


#32

Hey guy’s and gals, I use T-5’s for most of my veg. and L.E.D.'s for flower. I have a pr. of Advance Platinum 600 watts. I am very happy with this setup as it works for me. Love L.E.D.'s Mike


#33

have had very good results using CFL’s (500 watter’s and 100 watters for side-lighting) excellent results - now have two - 300 watt galaxyhydro - in transition to LED’s was getting the light distance figured out ( run 28 inches in veg and 18-20 in flower. LED’s better that cfl’s hands down. use 33 watt (12x12) panels for sidelighting. LED’s cheaper to run than cfl’s


#34

4 x Blueberry @ 6 weeks in a 4 x 4 Tent under LED’s.


#35

@steve2 do you make your own Lights? I use a combination of 15watt LED spots that are 90watt equivalent and 5 x 54 watt t5s for my veg light. It pulls 450 watts and my plants seem to like it. The led spots look a lot like yellowish spring sunlight to me and I found them for $1 each. The plants seem to like the light.



I use 800 watts of LED lights for flowering. I started using CFL, but I needed 1500 watts for flower for 20 sq foot and it was just too much heat to get rid of for me indoors.


#36

look at “1,000 Bulbs.com” selfballast cfl’s figure 2 - 200 watt ( 1 = 400-600 HID.MH, ECT) Nice looking plants going to flower just right !!!


#37

Usually that means equivalent to incandescent, not hid. If it says that any cfl is equivalent in output to a larger hid light I’d be surprised. If it were actually true I’d be absolutely shocked.