Tents and lights

I got a 4×4 marsHydro Comeing In any good Light Recommendations, that are dimmable and Have Veg and Bloom Switches Any??? Any Suggestions will help!! Please And Thanks.

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Veg & bloom switches usually means blurples. Nothing wrong with them as long as you know what you are buying and they have enough power to do the job. They usually are less efficient than other newer lights that use quantum boards. Ultimately it depends on how much you want to spend, are you open to DIY or some type of kit (some assembly required).
HLG is the most popular light mentioned on this forum. Spider farmer and Mars Hydro are also popular. If you have $$ burning a whole in your pocket Chilled will do you good. Budget LED has some interesting offerings too. I believe they are a Michigan company.
If you are looking on Amazon look for power consumption or power draw. Not the number in the product name.

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Alright thanks Brotha @beardless

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But Honestly what about a nice kit thats not blurlpe and dimmable?? @beardless

You have a budget ?

Honestly Nah Man don’t matter I’m looking at the Hlgs their priced 899 and like 1499$ or sumnn man But lmk whats up @Randy_Marsh

Im shopping for something new as well. Ill be following the suggestions for sure.

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You can get the HLG260W or the 260XL and they are both under $400, will do an incredible
job on your grow, are just about perfect for your tent size and can be upgraded later.
BTW, both are dimmable.

I have a HLG 260W. Went from a CLW250 to this and man I’m a happy man. So are my plants.

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Well since money it’s not a issue , your set you can probably get the best lights in the market , good luck great growing

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What size setup you you got @PhillyRock

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3x3x7 marshydro

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4x4 tent. 2x hlg 260xls will be great for that space. Anything more and u are asking for temp issues. I have 3 260xls in a 4x7x8 room i built with a cheap enfun qb board 240w amd its plenty of light with just the 3 hlgs but why not a bit more if i can keep the temps under control right? If u can afford it id say gran a hlg 650r and the hlg 30 uva bar and ull have one bad azz setup. 6 inch ac infinity s6 with the controller 67 separate and ull be pounding out the buds. The 650 lr is a beast and will fit perfect in a 4x4 tent and look super purdy too

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I agree with beardless, veg/bloom switches aren’t necessary.

Two of the qb 260 xl kits would be great in 4x4. If you prefer single fixture that you don’t have to assemble, hlg-600 is very similar in a different package. Either of those options you know you are getting tried and true products with great support if an issue arises, not that you should expect any issues. But they have a history of taking care of customer issues.

There are also some newer lights that look very good on paper for reasonable price, but most don’t have the republic hlg does either.

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If you choose the HLG LED lights as Community Growers recommended you will not go wrong.

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Check HLG QB kits. There is also the total DIY option if you are so inclined. If you want HLG, you can order the boards and heatsinks from it and pick up all the other parts on Amazon or where ever. If you are serious about this route I saved a couple build sheets put together by a member. I have not build one but the person that did them has build more than a few. Reply and I will provide what I have.

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Which ones if you don’t mind me asking? @dbrn32 :grin:

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Growers choice roi series, enlite, sonofarm are a few

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Yeah @beardless I’m with it im trying to get the best light for a 4×4 im good with my hands aha

here is one of the build sheets
HLG 260 DIY

2/3/21

PharmerBob

Their 260 double runs for about 350$

But if you broke that down and used hlg for the main part you want, boards and heatsinks what’s left?

Wire, wagos , driver, hangers with clips

So hlg gives the option to buy the board and heatsink for 185…

Lights and boards $185 +30 shipping -$215
horticulturelightinggroup/products/qb288-v2-rspec-slate-2-double-combo-1

Driver $43

HLG-240H-C2100A-Quantum-Board-LED-driver-/202967831306

Wagos $9

Wago 221-412 LEVER-NUTS 2 Conductor Compact Connectors 10 PK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH6WW4D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_C9H5XR84SKMBN91HNQ8Z?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 1

Hangers w/ clips $7

Bayyee Rope Hanger Hanging Basket Plant Holders for Indoor and Outdoor LED Grow Light Aquarium Lighting Tank Lamp, Stainless Steel (16’’ Black 1Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KLSSA8O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VRMS274QGWG4T84ZXM5A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 1

Power $11

Pinfox 6ft 16 Gauge 3 Prong Heavy Duty Replacement Power Supply Cord Cable 110V 115V 120V Pigtail for Universal AC Appliance, NEMA 5-15 Plug US SJT 16AWG (12A) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XRKXLVV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_S0SGDM0P4VWWBB2CS6A2

18g wire x2 (black & red) $16

RadioShack 18 AWG Solid Copper Hook-Up Wire - 25’ Spool, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088F5B9M3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_AA7VD9ZS6AQN24XHCDXA

$301 Cost savings of $150/ unit and I’ve got shipping covered in my cost

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and another I think this one is 3 panel 320W
Triple

PCb boards and heatsink 279$ + 30 shipping -$310

Horticulture Lighting Group

QB288 V2 Rspec & Slate 2 Triple

Ultra High Efficiency LED Boards for DIY. QB288 has 288pcs Samsung LM301H LED

Price: USD 279.00

Driver $45

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/1?q=hlg+240h+c2100a&client=safari&hl=en-us&biw=414&bih=719&tbs=vw:l,ss:44&prmd=svin&prds=num:1,of:1,eto:7442045610259463833_0,prmr:1,pid:7442045610259463833,cs:1

@Randy_Marsh copy this fast it will be edited by mods soon

This part won’t be but you’ll need these parts also

Wagos $9

Wago 221-412 LEVER-NUTS 2 Conductor Compact Connectors 10 PK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH6WW4D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_C9H5XR84SKMBN91HNQ8Z?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Hangers w/ clips $7

Bayyee Rope Hanger Hanging Basket Plant Holders for Indoor and Outdoor LED Grow Light Aquarium Lighting Tank Lamp, Stainless Steel (16’’ Black 1Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KLSSA8O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VRMS274QGWG4T84ZXM5A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Power $11

Pinfox 6ft 16 Gauge 3 Prong Heavy Duty Replacement Power Supply Cord Cable 110V 115V 120V Pigtail for Universal AC Appliance, NEMA 5-15 Plug US SJT 16AWG (12A) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XRKXLVV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_S0SGDM0P4VWWBB2CS6A2

18g wire x2 (black & red) $16

RadioShack 18 AWG Solid Copper Hook-Up Wire - 25’ Spool, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088F5B9M3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_AA7VD9ZS6AQN24XHCDXA

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