Hello everybody. This is my first post, so apologies if I have poor forum etiquette off the bat. I’d like to talk mainly about COB LED white light, and Monchrome LED lights. It seems the COBs are full spectrum, and the Monocrhomes just sort of balances out the spectra. I’ve searched through the forum, and haven’t really come across anything definitive. Hopefully someone can help.
I have an Amare 500SE. It has 6 COBs and 60 Monochromes, along with a UV-A/B fluorescent. I’m not sure when to use which though. I think I run the COBs during seedling, and veg stage, and then turn on the Monochrome LEDs at Flower with the two running together. Then I would use the UV light for the last couple weeks. I think that’s how it’d go anyway.
Below are the specs, and if there’s anything obvious I left out, or you have questions, please let me know. What I’m specifically asking is, do I run both the COBs and the Monochrome lights at the same time throughout the full grow? Which one would I use for seedling? The UV-A/B fluorescent or the COBs? I don’t know if matters, but I plan on doing them in clear solo cups, inside regular ones, before I put them in their 5 gal forever homes. Thanks again.
Growing Media: Soil, 4x4 tent, inline fan ventilation, etc
CREE CXB3070-0000- 000N0HBB35G
Color: White, Warm
CCT (K) 3500K 3-Step MacAdam Ellipse
Color: White, Cool
CCT (K) 6000K
Wavelength: 625nm (620nm ~ 630nm)
Wavelength: 475nm (465nm ~ 485nm)