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solarstorm 880 yield

by 5×5 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:03 pm

by 5×5 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:03 am
The pics are too big for this forum’s size limits. I’ll take some more or convert them when I have some time.

1) 20″ of veg is too tall for LED lights, imho.
2) The SS880 is NOT a 1000w HPS replacement for growing cannabis; not with equal results at least. 20-40% less electricity will also equal less yield and quality.
3) 4×4 is too big for a SS880w, imho, 5×5 is way too big if you use the whole area for plants.
I could go on a longer rant about the environment and burning fossil fuels to generate the electricity to grow etc., etc., but we’ve heard that all before. Long story short, if I can use a light that produces less heat, and uses 20%-40% less electricity than its HID counterpart, I’m all about it. I save money, the environment also benefits. Ca-ching.
With the Full Disclosure out of the way, here is a brief description of my setup.
Since the idea is to test the LED light I wouldn’t supplement it until you know what it can do on it’s own.
I currently have 20 Sour Diesel clones under a 600w HPS lamp, in a closet measuring 5ft by 5ft. I was planning on using one HPS to get them started, then adding another about halfway into flower (which I already have just laying around).

After totally geeking out on the latest technology and reading as much as I could stuff into a two week period, I drifted back into my previous interest in LED grow lights. The last time I was looking into them was a few years ago, when the technology was pretty new, and the lights were really expensive (like $3000 for the top of the line light, nothing near the SS880). That being said, prices have only dropped 30%, but considering how long they should last, and the savings on power, I think (or, again, full disclosure, hope) that LED’s are the future of growing. Why waste all that power on heat that is just vented out of the room (requiring more electricity, or, even worse, air conditioners being run to keep it cool enough to grow)? Digital ballasts help with that a bit, but there is a fundamental lack of efficiency when it comes to HID’s.

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The SolarStorm 880 also features a unique supplemental UV-B mode which is essential to develop higher potency harvest. The UVB bulbs are typically turned on during final few weeks or “finishing” phase of the grow cycle to boost the potency of the final harvest.

Having the ability to switch your light fixture between Veg and Bloom allows for lush vegetative growth and power savings in Veg mode while maximizing intensity and delivering the best yield in Bloom mode.
The SolarStorm 880 also features a unique supplemental UV-B mode which is essential to develop higher potency harvest. The UVB bulbs are typically turned on during final few weeks or “finishing” phase of the grow cycle to boost the potency of the final harvest.

Benefits:
The SolarStorm 880 is the most powerful LED grow light on the market. It features 176 high power 5 watt LED emitters for a total nominal power of 880 watts (176 x 5). The SolarStorm 880 has two unique features: A switch to change the light spectrum from Veg to Bloom and supplemental built-in UV-B bulbs.
Benefits:
The SolarStorm 880 is the most powerful LED grow light on the market. It features 176 high power 5 watt LED emitters for a total nominal power of 880 watts (176 x 5). The SolarStorm 880 has two unique features: A switch to change the light spectrum from Veg to Bloom and supplemental built-in UV-B bulbs.
Features:

Features:

<p>The SolarStorm 880 is the most powerful LED grow light on the market. It features 176 high power 5 watt LED emitters for a total nominal power of 880 watts (176 x 5). The SolarStorm 880 has two unique features: A switch to change the light spectrum fro