So I’m in the market looking to buy a new light in my 3x3 and I’ve really been looking at the photontek sq300 has anyone had any experience with them and any other lights that would work for a 3x3 that doesn’t get to warm
They mention top bin diodes but don’t mention manufacturer. They also don’t mention what driver is used.
301b/h seem to be the standard and to the best of my knowledge HLG is the only company with top bin Samsung diodes.
I do not have experience with that light. For a 3x3 a hlg 260w xl v2 rspect would work great
I just got a new 3x3 set up should be here Friday.
I researched for a month and landed on spiderfarmers newest se3000 (with uv and new design) that literally just came out, there 6in fan and filter.
I felt this was the best bang for my buck.
Many companies use Samsung 301b and 301h diodes.
It’s easy to go to Samsung website and check what companies are legitimate partners
Absolutely, my Bestva’s are made with 301b. Just not top bin or they or any other company would claim it.
As I said as far as I know only HLG makes this claim of using top bin Samsung 301’s.
I think that the 260w xl would be better and is cheaper for your space. I’m currently using it on a 2.5x5.5x6.5
Edit my tent is a vivosun also cheaper
Vivosun probably does make the best tent for the money for sure. They are good tents…
I upgraded last month 2 it and I love it
That se3000 will probably end up in my 2x2 honestly. I’ll probably stick a 400w in the 3x3. .
I like to over size my lights and fans as to not have to run them at 100% as much, more efficient and they last longer.
I haven’t had 2 crank it all the way up yet and hopefully I don’t have 2 . The ladies got flip last week and are getting bushy… nothing fancy I got 2 6in fans
I’m not a fan of the “hot spot” Quantum boads really.
I got a sf2000 and it dose good. But after using bar style I’m sold on them, it’s what I’ll run till whatever technology or design can out do it.
I actually might build a bar 4 a future nursery
Looks good though
This the light specs which is y hlg killing it.
260 Watt Lamp Kit. High Efficiency QB288 V2 Rspec® Quantum Boards® powered with Samsung LM301H. Suited for main light and supplement lighting. 3 ft. long heatsink for a wider spread. New updated Inventronics driver allows full range dimming with included potentiometer.
Length: 891mm, Width: 205mm
Sry I miss spoke.
How ever, spider farmer does use top bin diodes and infact any light that has Samsung 301h is a top bin as its the only option for 301h.
Don’t get me wrong I like HLG, but they don’t got the lock on top bin diodes.
I run a HLG tent and light, I also run SF equipment and only difference I can tell is price
Just my opinion and it definitely pretty biased…
Good light but it’s still a quantum board.
I think even spread if light trumps a crazy high number in the middle . Hlg is killing the game though that’s for sure…
I feel as long they produce great yield is worth every penny no matter the brand. I know people killing with blurpees and made up rooms.