Has anyone tried Walmart 2' hyper tough led grow light or ocean state job lot 4" grow lights

Vtlegalindoor

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My setups use these lights and some bourds that were gifted to me I have no idea the manufacturer i wondered if anyone else in the group has or does use either of them and if they had good results
 

Vtlegalindoor

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I'm using them en masse I have six 2' with stupid diffusers removed with a 4' lob lot mostly red and a 2' white led for me in veg/seedling room about 1' above the plants it's been relatively effective I'm looking for anyone who's used them to learn what they may have experienced
 

LeastExpectedGrower

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I'm using them en masse I have six 2' with stupid diffusers removed with a 4' lob lot mostly red and a 2' white led for me in veg/seedling room about 1' above the plants it's been relatively effective I'm looking for anyone who's used them to learn what they may have experienced
Use all three colors for the 4' to get the most light out of 'em. :) You should consider upgrading lights when you have the funds to do so, you're at 114w if their specs are accurate (which is a crapshoot). That amount of light will keep your plant alive but most likely it will be thin and stretchy and won't thrive.

...I have a number of fixtures that are the same or similar from previous germination activities I've done (not cannabis), so I'm not talking without experience. What you have will get you off the ground, but just barely. You'll want to run a 20/4 light cycle or possibly a 24hr one. If you're doing autos, keep 'em at that schedule the whole time. But if you're doing photoperiod that ~100w of light won't be enough for a 12/12 flowering cycle.
 

Vtlegalindoor

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Use all three colors for the 4' to get the most light out of 'em. :) You should consider upgrading lights when you have the funds to do so, you're at 114w if their specs are accurate (which is a crapshoot). That amount of light will keep your plant alive but most likely it will be thin and stretchy and won't thrive.

...I have a number of fixtures that are the same or similar from previous germination activities I've done (not cannabis), so I'm not talking without experience. What you have will get you off the ground, but just barely. You'll want to run a 20/4 light cycle or possibly a 24hr one. If you're doing autos, keep 'em at that schedule the whole time. But if you're doing photoperiod that ~100w of light won't be enough for a 12/12 flowering cycle.
I have two rooms the flowering room is very well lit with two boards of unknown manufacturer and wattage 4x4' job lot units and 2x2' fluorescent blacklight to boost trichome output I'm seeing first trichomes today flowering day 19 my rooms are fully Frankenstein with lights wire tied to celotex foam board and wrapped in mylar my vegging plants are very stocky and compact and my seedlings are vigorous i basically created my own 2'x4' board with 676 leds at about 3 red to one blue ratio I'm not a lighting professional am I using more than I need? In a 2x4 space?
 

Vtlegalindoor

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Spectrum seems more critical than wattage remember inverse square for light 1/2 distance =4xmore light the bars are very cool and can touch the plants without burning i cannot say that about the boards they get hot af this is my flowering room 20211021_115833.jpg
 

Three Berries

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Get a light app for your phone. I try to run my lights at 32k lux as long as they can stand it. Ha and I only use 32k because that's what my phone maxes out at. I did get a LUX meter and my 60ww LEDs will put out +45K.
 

Vtlegalindoor

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Use all three colors for the 4' to get the most light out of 'em. :) You should consider upgrading lights when you have the funds to do so, you're at 114w if their specs are accurate (which is a crapshoot). That amount of light will keep your plant alive but most likely it will be thin and stretchy and won't thrive.

...I have a number of fixtures that are the same or similar from previous germination activities I've done (not cannabis), so I'm not talking without experience. What you have will get you off the ground, but just barely. You'll want to run a 20/4 light cycle or possibly a 24hr one. If you're doing autos, keep 'em at that schedule the whole time. But if you're doing photoperiod that ~100w of light won't be enough for a 12/12 flowering cycle.
So what you're saying is less light to get what I'm after? I'm growing mainly bag seeds and they've all been photo even the ruderalis I've only produced female plants so I'm assuming they came from feminised parents i also have 1 skunk hero that came out of a 1/4 i bought at a dispensary I'm confident of its feminised parentage they will stretch like crazy when I put them in the flowering room
 

Vtlegalindoor

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I'd start by downloading Photone on your phone, buy the profile for your lights (they have a blurple profile) and see what you're getting in your different spaces. You have a real mix of random light sources including UV. That may be part of your problem rather than part of the solution.
The uv is on flowers my research has found that the blue spectrum promotes vegetative and root growth red is best for photosynthesis the uv is to boost trichome production by up to 30%
 

.Smoke

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The uv is on flowers my research has found that the blue spectrum promotes vegetative and root growth red is best for photosynthesis the uv is to boost trichome production by up to 30%

You're welcome.
 
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