Sensing your sarcasm here, I feel the need to clear a few things up. Personally, I wonder why your not growing with leds too haha. But you’re obviously happy with what you have, so there’s no reason for you to be presented with other options. Unlike the op, who said he was looking at different options.
I offered 2 extremely low cost options, and 1 that would be much more expensive. I don’t remember making any smartass remarks about your suggestion, was it necessary to do it about mine? I build my lights, and would like to help others do the same. I don’t want to steal info from guys on YouTube and profit from it, that’s for sure! I simply pointed out some options that I felt viable. I don’t have any experience with lec, so I just didn’t comment one way or the other. You may very well have a better suggestion, but I can’t personally confirm or deny that.
No light that I recommended has any visible red or blue, so 10 years ago. But plenty of people are still successful with them. They are/would be all white. In my experience, led’s don’t really put off that much uv. Even the ones that include “uv diodes”, I’m almost positive they just barely reach the uva spectrum. This from looking at spectral graphs, not taking some advertisers word for it. Uva doesn’t really do much for plants. It may slightly produce more resin, but it’s more likely that any difference in resin production was due to a different method of stressing before harvest. Hard to say when you starve on nutes, split the stem, and/or leave in dark/cold before harvest. Uvb may be another story, but I’ve yet to see any data supporting there are viable Uvb producing diodes available. In my defense, I haven’t really looked either. I’ve been way to busy keeping up with cramming the same amount of photons from half the power.
I didn’t realize that the op had a bug problem? But if your light keeps them away, then you do have a positive for it. I just don’t see the relevance, he is trying to run cooler temps.
One thing I noticed you didn’t mention that I’m fairly sure I’ve read you post about earlier, yeild. Have we come to terms yet with average growers using led easily surpassing the gram per watt mark? I see it every day on this very forum, and others. Yet 1 g/w is still a bragging point for hid growers.
I’m glad @AngelicSoul chose your light, and hope he does great with it! I’m here to enjoy people doing this, not ridicule them.