- Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:57 pm
Comparing the Spider Farmer SF1000D to the Mars Hydro TS-600 isn't exactly comparing apples to apples though. Both have a recommended growing area of 2'x2', and both consumer 100w of energy, but the SF1000D is twice the price as the TS-600, at substantially comparable PPFD output.
For the same price as a SF1000D, you could get two TS-600's and have twice the growing space (at twice the electrical draw), or one TS-1000 and have 44% more growing space and 30% more PPFD (at 50% more electrical draw).
Although in full disclosure, I own neither. I used MH and HPS years ago (along with some REALLY CHEAP LEDs, and the original "UFO" LEDs from decades ago, if anyone remembers them, that were the first real grow LEDs on the market, were super expensive and you needed to grow plants about 2" away from them), and the GE grow bulbs (which have worked absolute wonders for me for the price). Admittedly, I need to up my light game, so I have a Carnivero Florawave light on the way, and I'm seriously considering a MarsHydro as well. A little in "paralysis analysis" at the moment between all the options though.