Im going to be using a Yield Lab 1000w HPS / MH Wing Reflector Digital Grow Light Kit I will only be growing 2 seedlings at a time ( small space ) It has 50 , 75 , 100 , and SUPER bright settings … Should I use the 50% ( lowest ) setting for the seedlings or just keep it at 100% ??? Im not worried about electric cost and it will be in a 75 degree constant air setting with exhaust and fans as well …
That thing is gonna generate some serious heat in a small place! Ever think about running LED? @dbrn32 can probably help you with a build list and make your own to custom fit your space. And save you the heat issue for sure. Just a thought. It’s not even summer yet and I’m starting to already have to battle the heat without running a HPS. I couldn’t imagine how hot it would be if I ran that style of light. Not sure what the cost is on that light but I bet you can build a LED equivalent to pretty close the same price.
I had a 450 in a 3by 2 1/2 it was too hot could not keep it cool had to build a led now heat not a issue but humidity is
Yeah my dehumidifier runs a LOT! But it’s on a inkbird relay and works really well! Rather have that kicking on and off than running AC 24/7
How much was the dehumidifier
It was here when I bought the house lol. But you can pick them up for about a 100 bucks I believe. One of the reason I got the bigger tent so I can try and control the atmosphere in there not in my garage.
@bluethumb that’s a pic of my LED it’s currently turned all the way down and that bad boy will shut street lights off at night lol.
Honestly I found they work better running in the room ur tent is in then in the tent.
No way it could keep up in my garage.
But in @Jbum situation it works better it being in the tent
Yeah my situation is a little different. My garage is 75 RH right now and the tent is a steady 55
I have a closet not a tent but right now yesterday rh was 88% here
Missouri is now a rain forest
Here in Michigan we get it pretty bad too. I lived in GA for 20 years so I know all about that southern humidity boy! It sucks!!
I go to ur state for electric forest festival
That festival looks fun as shit
I used it before and its not really bad with central air… The room is appx. 12 x 20 … I just dont have a space large enough for plants … dburn is the one who got me into this system … I really like the output … They are running bout $140.00 including shipping and taxes … I thought about … The LED systems are a few hundred more and I just dont have it in the budget …
You should use 50% and have a 6000k or 6500k bulbs for veg
And if you have not paid for that change it to a cool hood reflector and temperature won’t be a problem. That is really meant for a room you can run a pole fan directly at the bulb and have a good exhaust fan but it’s alot easier with a cool hood reflector here is a picture of my 600w mh and hps hope this helps you
What part of Missouri you in?
I’m by the NASCAR track here in kck
I’m from 18th and central kck I’m down by Springfield now