Hey forum, This is super helpful. Keep input coming.
I know every plant and every grow is different. Little things can make big differences, particularly with autos. So I was hoping somebody out there would tell me something like: You can expect, on average, a yield increase of about X% upgrading the lights. Nobody has done that in a way I can understand. But a picture is worth a thousand words.
Obviously, there’s a step between which would be the existing 2000 series in the tent and your 1000. But the difference you show is impressive.
Some of the guys on the forum are pointing to American made and recommending. So I’ve done a bit more digging. Really not too concerned over the price of the light since I’ve learned the hard way that you usually get what you pay for.
MH has given me fair service. I don’t mean a step up from poor. I mean I think I was treated fairly, albeit a bit drawn out. They’ve replaced drivers but also want videos and the process does take awhile. Guys have pointed to a couple other firms where they’ve talked about drivers being shipped overnight before MH has even cranked up the process. That’s more in line with the kind of service work I’ve seen from other firms in the industry.
I think I may just raise my price point a bit. Not because throwing money at a problem is the best solution. I just don’t want to sit here a year from now saying: you cheap bastard! For another hundred or two, you’d never be looking in the rearview mirror.
So looking into things like Cal Lighting’s SolarXtreme 1000. If you’re trying to grow profitably or are on a power budget I appreciate the need to be a hawk on costs. But I don’t sell. It is simply a great hobby. Couple of us work together and keep our family and friends supplied with what they want. It’s more about getting the best results I can get without being a complete idiot concerning costs.
February 3 |
Most definitely on the Samsungs. And inferior does not mean bad, just not superior. Big difference in output and efficiency. As for the change from one to the other, I started with 2 TS1000’s and grew some nice bud. I have since moved to the HLG 350r and again what a difference over the Mars TS series. I have never used the FC series but I was looking at the same light you are looking at when I decided on the HLG.
Here are pics for example of what a really good light can do.
First pic is at 11 weeks using the TS1000
This pic is same age, 11 weeks with the 350r
Also the same strain and grow method.
Samsung for the win!!