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Potagonia started grow question 3 years ago
Any one have experience running a set up like mine? hybrid Led + MH/HPS. The HPS gives me the heat I need or else id be all led. This will be my first run with these Led Bars 2 50 watt Led/Bloom
Indoor 3.0
5 weeks
Indoor 3.0 Potagonia
15 comments · 2 years ago
Week 2
Techniques. Defoliation
DILLIGAF answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi there mate No I havent run Hid's at the same time as LED's however I would imagine the 250w hps would provide a hell of a lot more light intensity than your led bars. Also that reflective material on the walls of your grow room does not seem very reflective, Flat white or Mylar is probably the best option for reflective surfaces.
I would definately lower that hps closer to your plants and raise it as they grow. :grinning:
GreenHouseLab answered grow question 3 years ago
It's rare to hear someone having lower temps issues during the summer but I suppose somewhere it's colder than this 30 Deg day lol. I've run HPS combined with LED before making the switch and honestly I'm loving LED far better that running HPS. A Quantum boards is slim and as efficient as a double ended HPS in my opinion. You should be able to control the heat of your tent by using a fan speed controller hooked up to a sensor to regulate your tent temperature! That may require a slight investment but its well worth it.
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
I have the same LED bars i'm using them now, but i'm using them with the whole fixture. I would say though, get more bars and a space heater, you'll pay for the space heater within the first week of not using an extra HID lol, if you want to combine, try an MH bulb for veg and a Sodium one for flower, always switch out the bulbs after every harvest but apart from that i'm really happy with the bars, but part of their appeal for me is the modular fixture they come with, i added a couple bars now i've got 10 or so per fixture or maybe 8 not sure...with only one bar, and with FL you can get real close to your plants, do be afraid of going as close as 20cm away, for the HPS not much futher away that 35cm but be reasonable and make your own checks, this will avoid stretching as you know. Hope this helps :rocket: