The green beams light fixtures are fantastic I own one myself. 240w, my closet grow canopy is about 34”X42” and it covers its entirety very well. I have not had to run it over 80% to get my preferred DLI output. Such a difference between any other light I’ve ever used. Lighting is crazy important.
Buy quality, if you know what you’re looking for BEFORE you buy. If you don’t know where to begin there are a few knowledgeable members for lighting. HLG is among the best in the market it’s expensive for a reason. They use only the latest most efficient top bin diodes, pair it with the top performing drivers, best cables, hangers, and heat sinks. You can still purchase a quality light fixture that’s not HLG, just know what to buy.
Build options, you can purchase high quality: diode boards and strips, drivers, cables, and connectors. Cut/machine/grind numerous types of alloys to make your own heat sinks Or purchase pre-shaped ones. This method takes a bit mechanical and electrical knowledge but is very doable in most cases. This way, you can customize your lights shape, size, power, and spectrum without limitation.
Do some research, ask someone here for assistance and recommendations… check out some journals… good lighting and proper nutrients are essential to quality.
Just what I’ve found in my journey, hope it helps someone.
The first light I used came with my tent, VS2000. I realized it wasn’t gonna be enough for what I was trying to do and got a 350R. The first thing I noticed was the difference in color. HLG light is pure, bright white with a few red stripes ofc. The VS light put off a blue color. It may be great for veg, idk.
I’ve seen some awesome grows under green beams lights. It may be the last stop on your lighting journey. If you do try something else I can definitely recommend HLG. I’ll start trimming tonight but I’m pretty sure I just shattered the 1 pound mark with three GG4 autos under mine.
Cold white vs warm white. This is usually associated with a number that is represented correlated color temperature. The lower number you see here is considered warm and more yellow looking, the higher number you see is considered cold and appears more blue. The difference is in the phosphor coating on leds. The graph below shows typical differences in spectral distribution from 3000k to 5000k.
Yes, that plan worked for me. The HLG350R arrived in time for the new ladies hitting flowering.
Two would provide flexibility options and overkill in a 4x4 (Just right for me). My Kil-a-watt meter gave me usage numbers for current draw (amperage) for each individual light and settings. The LUX meter was the nail in the coffin. My HLG350R outputs twice the LUX readings over the Vipar Spectra V1200 (340 vs 560watts).