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Hey everyone, life is rough electric bill gone to £600+ pm for using 1 hps bulb. im forced to quit for good unless i can find a semi decent alternative with led lights, any recommendation would be great, thanks 

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Posted : September 25, 2022 4:50 pm
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@lucas3330 what size grow area are you working with?  Dollar per watt I would say the Migro smart 8 is the best for a 4x4 or 5x5 area.  Any HLG is AMAZING and very efficient.  I run the HLG 600rspec and didn't notice a difference in my electric at all due to it, and that is running 18-20 hours a day.

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Yeah im 4x4 atm cheers for the recommendation will check them out, thanks

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Posted : September 25, 2022 6:13 pm
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im not really sure how this works i heard led easier on electric but i still see its like 500w though, but my current hps bulbs are 600w consumption so wouldnt be much difference going to led? then losing all the heat from hps ill end up needing to heat em a bit going over 600w then before? so im stumped. do i just have to quit completely and rely on outdoor uk weather during winter :@

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Posted by: @lucas3330

£600+ pm for using 1 hps bulb

Fucking hell!!! If you have the doe, HLG Blackbird ( the one fweetch has) are the dogs bollox mate, go with those. If you dont have that kind of doe, Mars Ts2000 is a good one to use until you can afford the HLG 😉 

LED are better than HPS nowadays too mate, better to upgrade Smile

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@lucas3330 500w is still 500w, you pretty much summed it up. The only ways you are gonna reduce your leccie bill is by either using less, which means buying a lower wattage light or fiddling the meter 😉


 
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fuck my life i was semi optimistic someone gunna say its different when it through LED, im guessing the str of 500w led is stronger then a 500-600w hps though? so i only really need like a 200w LED to be similar to 600w hps bulb? 

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@lucas3330 a 200w light may not be enough to light your 4x4. You might want to consider a smaller grow tent and scale back your op. Unfortunately with these energy costs, this is gonna be a common dilemma among us growers

 
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Posted by: @gzilla420

this is gonna be a common dilemma among us growers

yer man, things are getting bad, i think we need to cover this on next weeks episode, reducing energy bills 

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@macky I'm surprised no one has started a thread already👍

 
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