Another light ?

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  1. jaywillin

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    I have the Mars 2x4 tent that I got the Mars Eco 120 (220w) light with.
    Afet much reading after the fact, it seems that this light may be a little
    marginal as far as bloom is concerned for the size tent is concerned,
    if I want to run the tent at it's full capacity, to get the highest yield.
    I was thinking about just adding another Eco 60 (110w)
    maybe the Sp150, and then maybe down the road, adding another Sp150
    if that isn't too much.
    Anyone have any thoughts ?
     
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    8 sq ft figure 25-30 Watts (@ the wall) per square foot. So roughly 200 to 250w draw should cover that space for flower.

    These figures are COB & quantum board figures. Not viparspectra type #s.
     
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    the mars pulls 220w from the wall, but it's LEd not COB, quantum board ? I'm brand spanking new here, does that mean I need to change something ?
     
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    Mars has a decent following, but am guessing they are advertising the total of the watts that the diodes are rated at (ie 30 diodes rated at 10w each is a 300w unit).
    Personally am not a fan of active cooling lights, more wattage draw and more to fail.

    The quantum board below would fit the need, kit from horticulture lighting group.


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    These are standard passive cooling cobs from cobshop, also a good choice.
    Personally I run 450w of cobs like below in a 4x4. FCA2F9CC-8AFE-4F66-8444-491B535457A0.png
     
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    SP150 would be great. it can cover the 2x2 grow area. it's enough to use for a sidelight.
     
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    I was kinda leaning that way, (or the ts1000) but with the sp150, I could get another later, and add that to the 2x4 and use the eco120 in another tent to get seeds going
    and have more of a perpetual grow maybe ??
     
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