Hello peoples, thank you for taking the time to peruse my post. Basically due to Covid, I’ve lost my job, economy is screwed, I’m not hopeful, especially considering this lockdown is never ending. Since my last venture into indoor, lighting has come a long way. If I was going to run 400 or 600 MH (veg) running alongside a 400 or 600 HPS (bloom), not only does it get expensive and thermal it’s very much a red light (thermal imaging/excessive power), but the biggest issue I think I’d face is my house is old and its wired badly, old fuse box, only 3 fuses. For examople, one time 2 powerpoints stopped working, turns out 1 fuse runs only 2 power points, I assume the other 2 is lights and the remaining powerpoints. I’m rambling through lack of sleep but you get the gist, the house makes no sense.
For this reason I think if I could run LEDs for veg room, there is a chance the power wont trip out constantly, I also like the idea of smaller power bills but I have concerns. I want rapid veg growth for the 2.5 months in veg stage. I don’t know if LED’s can provide the rapid growth comparable to MH. I’m also not keen on spending anywhere near $1000 just for veg lights. So please chime in if you know a bit about LED’s and can reassure me of my concerns. I also understand it’s possible to DIY LEDs, if that can reduce cost substantially, then Id be interested in hearing about that.
For your info, the 2 rooms are approx 3mx3mx3m each. I was planning on staying with HPS for the bloom phase. with a room that size, with in and out ventilation what wattage would do the job?
Happy to hear from anyone thats got 2 cents to share.