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Robert
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14/10/2018 12:46 pm  

Just picked up a new LED, it comes with switches for veg, and bloom, so far have been using both on, does anyone use the different spectrums ? and if so how, and does it work ? I have a Higrow 1000w 


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Badfishy1
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16/10/2018 4:25 pm  

Not sure on your specific light, but on the one I have, use veg for veg, then week before end of veg switch bloom on also. Leave on for a week of 12/12 then turn veg off. Maybe wrong on this, but I think it is to prevent shock when changing spectrum. If honest, I have only used mine for veg then use a different light I pieced together from work and a hood I made messing around at home. Good luck 


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Robert
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17/10/2018 9:58 am  

Thank you, that is what I thought, but again there is so much more light when both are on, seems to make sense to give them some time with both.

 


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30/10/2018 2:12 pm  

I agree with all of your statements, but I was more than a little nervous about only running one side of the or the other, so I gave it a go and it worked out about the same.  The main  benefit to switching and only running one or the other, is less heat and lower costs 🙂 I am using the 1200 watt Phlizon for about a 3 x 3 area mostly for seed starting.


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Robert
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30/10/2018 3:56 pm  

thank you, I have run veg for first 3 weeks, doing both sides now, and will try the bloom side for some of or all of 12/12


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the mystery man
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14/12/2018 12:40 pm  

I run many different types of LED lights, so for me it depends, With my mars light I get tight nodes on the veg cycle but with my vipar light i was experiencing too large of a node spacing so when I flipped on both switches i saw shorter internode spacing which is better, I read a few articles that point out the sun doesnt have different cycles why should indoor lighting...for me its to save on electricity costs. bur im goingh to try both switches at the same time on all my lights to see the effect.


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11/01/2019 5:28 pm  
Posted by: Robert

Just picked up a new LED, it comes with switches for veg, and bloom, so far have been using both on, does anyone use the different spectrums ? and if so how, and does it work ? I have a Higrow 1000w 

I am strongly considering this same LED you bought.  Its IR, UV and 12 band spectrum for that low price is insane!

 

just grabbed a pack of Greenpoint "Tombstone" seeds @ the reverse auction!  Looking forward to seeing a Tombstone grow!

Let me know how things go, bro.  I'd use that LED in a 4 x 4 and keep all plants 6" away from all the inner walls in the grow tent.

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