Can I make my tent smaller?

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.

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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 $$.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The first month I went to high efficacy LED’s my electric bill went down $60.

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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.

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what size tent

A 5x5 (flower) and a 4x4 (veg.)

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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.

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Not sure what your growing plans are, but one HLG 260XL will do fine for 2 plants.

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@FlxerPower Unless you grow like me…:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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