White/full spectrum Led recommendations

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White/full spectrum Led recommendations

by mo_carnivore » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:10 pm

Looking for white or full spectrum leds to try out for my ever expanding grow space :) the t5hos I’m using right now are fine for some plants but many of them don’t like the excess heat.

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Re: White/full spectrum Led recommendations

by DesertPat » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:27 pm

If you are still curious about this, I am experimenting with these. I am only about a week into the testing so I don't know if the spectrum will be appropriate for CPs, however I have used them successfully for growing other types of plants.

Patrick

P.S. Whew, I finally got that hyperlink right the 5th try :lol:

Edit: I linked the wrong color spectrum light, it is correct now. 5000K lighting
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Re: White/full spectrum Led recommendations

by optique » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:21 am

Is "full spectrum LED" even a thing? isn't each diode limited to 1 color?

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Re: White/full spectrum Led recommendations

by DesertPat » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:21 pm

optique wrote:Is "full spectrum LED" even a thing? isn't each diode limited to 1 color?


Yes, as can be seen in LEDs like you may find in flashlights or the one I linked above. A single diode emits white light which is comprised of all colors through the visible spectrum. The question is if it is producing enough of the needed wavelengths for plants to photosynthesize effectively.

For what it's worth there are also monochromatic LED lights out there, a discussion for a different topic some other day.

Patrick
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Re: White/full spectrum Led recommendations

by mo_carnivore » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:22 am

DesertPat wrote:If you are still curious about this, I am experimenting with these. I am only about a week into the testing so I don't know if the spectrum will be appropriate for CPs, however I have used them successfully for growing other types of plants.

Patrick

P.S. Whew, I finally got that hyperlink right the 5th try :lol:


Wow, these look like a great option! Keep us posted on your results.

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Re: White/full spectrum Led recommendations

by jpappy789 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:12 am

I've had good experience with SANSI bulbs in clamp lights (instead of a daylight CFL)
https://www.amazon.com/SANSI-Daylight-S ... B07BRKG7X1

I actually just upgraded to the Yescom white LED panels. Haven't had them too long, but so far I would highly recommend
https://www.amazon.com/Yescom-Ultrathin ... B015YX8ZF4

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Re: White/full spectrum Led recommendations

by xanthoparmelia » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:15 pm

jpappy789 wrote:I've had good experience with SANSI bulbs in clamp lights (instead of a daylight CFL)
https://www.amazon.com/SANSI-Daylight-S ... B07BRKG7X1

I actually just upgraded to the Yescom white LED panels. Haven't had them too long, but so far I would highly recommend
https://www.amazon.com/Yescom-Ultrathin ... B015YX8ZF4


These are both my go-to lights nowadays. I really like the SANSI bulbs but can only mount them overhead, due to the bulk of the clamp lights. Yescom panels are super-thin and are great for mounting under shelves.


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