I would be happy to get 1.5 grams per watt (600w = two pounds) but
yea 500 for electricity is really high. I also run a 600w HPS for flower
and 500w of LED for veg and my total is 130.00 for full 4 month grow,
and even at that cost I am looking for ways to reduce.
If Elec. Cost is set with nothing you can do then the only way around it
would be to Maximize the Canopy and use as much of that 600w as you
Some say LED’s are cheaper but once you have the same number of
watt usage (600w HID to 600w LED) the cost is the same. Side advantage
is less heat which can reduce the use of fans, coolers and save some cost
Right now I am starting a Scrog, only one plant for now to figure
out how much pot and space is needed and to dial in some specifics.
I hope to have room for at least 2 plants under 600w with Scrog.
My Maximum Canopy size is 6 Sq Feet - screen size 3’3" x 2’1".
And to tell you the truth I will be excited to get 2 lbs.
Next would be to add DWC down the line after I get the Max Canopy
So I guess what I am saying is At your elec. rate you are going to have to
Maximize your Canopy and grow as fast as you can,