Grow tent lighting 4x4 size - wing or air cooled 1000wt HID/MH


#1

which style apollo 1000 wt light would be best for a 4x4x6 tent the round air cooled style or the more open wing style? and also I’m concerned about temps rising to high so any suggestions?

thanks so much


#2

if high temps are a big concern I would go with the air cooled as you can get more of the generated heat out of the tent easier…also…with a 4x4 tent,… 600W would probably be sufficient…and perhaps slightly cooler…


#3

I definitely recommend the air cooled hood. That light will get hot and the hood allows you to suck the heat out and away from the tent.

I personally use a 600w in a 5’x5’x6.5’ tent. But a 1000w would be nicee!


#4

@gpitel,

I wouild listen to @Oak and @ktreez420. 1000wt is way to hot. Trust me been there changhing that… To 600wt for flower. 400wt for vegg…lol


#5

I’ve read that out of HID lights, 600w are the most efficient by a significant margin, and would be more than enough light in that tent


#6

I read about that too before I bought my lights, but wasn’t really sure if it was true or not. It made sense though!


#7

I want to try a cooltube in my veg room. I’ve read they disperse the light better, and are adjustable to an extent. Been a couple times, I’ve raised my hood, when zi think the tube would have covered at the lower height.


#8

The tube definitely does give you a wider area of light. The hood is a tighter canopy of light. For me though the hood is essential! For my veg tent it would probably be better to have the tube. :thinking:


#9

Same for me. Will definitely keep the air cooled in flower room. In that space, 34" X 38", it really has equaled, or surpassed growth under full sun.


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#11

I don’t see slot of temp variance with my cool hood honestly. Lights off/on about 3-5°. And I could BBQ if I dropped it. But this isn’t in a tent. Has high ceilings