ECO98 grow light

Discussion in 'Mars Hydro' started by F.N., Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Banjacked

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    At a rough guess, and never mind better heat dissipation due to things not being "enclosed", there could be a 5% increase in available "light" as the plastic, even when clear, will absorb some of the light and therefore attenuate the potential output. Glass does the same, no matter how good the quality.

    So unless there's an issue with IP rating, which I doubt as you won't be spraying water directly on the light, then you're going to be better without the plastic cover
     
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    You are spot on. I think they did it to make them look a little different then there new Mars 2 series even though they have the option of veg and bloom.
     
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    Well, we know it's not for "safety" reasons as I'm sure Tina said they were considering removing the plastic cover, but my own personal view is that unless it's there to conform to IP ratings then it shouldn't be there.

    Would have been nice to know what even "lux" levels were before and after removing the cover, just because I get curious about these things.
     
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    We physically can see a difference. I love this light. It works great for the money. IMG_20181025_134645.jpg If you buy one remove the plastic there is simply no need for it there it is robbing the light of its full potential. I have asked several times why is plastic there with no real reply. I am not putting anyone down I just do not see any need for it. Bit that is just my opinion IMG_20181025_134645.jpg
     
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    WOW! Impressive results. Those plants look amazing. One day I hope to produce grows just like this. Thanks for the pictures.
     
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    Nice FN! Looking forward to seeing the end results. :d5:
     
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    Awesome job:thumbsup:
     
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