My 300 watt vero 29 bar and 6 inch hyperfan pulled about $40 a month running 12/12. Granted my rate is fairly cheap compared to what I’ve seen from others. It was also yielding over 400 grams on 9 week flowering strain.
If you put up a grow anywhere near that using watch batteries for less, I’ll buy you a years worth of batteries.
Being an led nerd myself, I think what you’re doing is pretty cool @soilman837. Buy you’re not doing it better than any of us, and certainly not cheaper.
I don’t agree with people taking a poke at you, nor you to others. Like @Countryboyjvd1971 said, you do you man. As long as you’re happy with it, that’s all that matters. But the rest of us definitely aren’t dumb for not jumping on board. Some of us even learned the hard way, a list you’ll probably join soon. And that’s ok, because we rarely forget those lessons. When you want to be civil, and need help, I’d be happy to help get a little something better going.