I have a 5x5 tent…probably too big. It is costing about $300/month in electric bills. Too much. Was thinking I could have a smaller light if I could partition some of the tent off. I must get new lights at the very least—but it looks like it would cost nearly $1000 to new LED’s. Not sure what to do.
HLG lights…the 260xl rspec is on sale. My two cost me $799 due to taxes being added. They are perfect for a 4x4.
Whew–that’s a lot of money. Do you think it really would be worth it when it comes to saving electric $$.
You can buy orca, panda, or mylar film and section off your tent.
One can buy lights with better efficacy, but they’re never “cheap” to run.
Even if you get new digital ballasts for your lights your going to see a big difference in the electric bill mine shaved almost 40 dollars off my bill when I got the digital ballasts
Its only costing me about $40 a month since I run a 12/12 schedule.
It might be worth investing $25 in a Kill-A-Watt meter to see how much electricity is being used where before deciding on new equipment to purchase. Heaters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers… not just lights.
The first month I went to high efficacy LED’s my electric bill went down $60.
I have 2 nanolux cmhnc-a-630f for my 4x8x96 gorilla grow tent what would be good led replacements for it with the same amount of punch but will save on the electric bill
I run 4 HLG 260 rspecs. Two are turned all the way up and 2 are turned all of the way down. My electric bill has increased about $60 - $80 a month since I put it all together 5 months ago, and that includes all of the humidifiers, fans, and so on.
what size tent
A 5x5 (flower) and a 4x4 (veg.)
5 x 5 I don’t need to fill up the whole tent. I am very close to buying a new lights that is more efficient.
Not sure what your growing plans are, but one HLG 260XL will do fine for 2 plants.
@FlxerPower Unless you grow like me…