Survey: How long have you been using your current grow light(s)?

ninjadip

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I agree and disagree, Viperspectra is every good as spider farmer, they have been in business longer allowing them to sell there lights at a lower cost, there not cheapo lights, if I needed a full spec light I would save money and go with Viperspectra bc there cheapo light has been on for 8 year's, but they need to make a 2 cycle board and a bloom board.
Ah, your misunderstood me. I'm not referring to vipar spectra, i would never be that rude. If you looked to my earlier post that vipar spectra quoted, you would see I'm referring to the no name lights that I already have as cheap lights.
 
MIGrampaUSA

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Q: How long have you been using your current grow light(s)? Have you ever apply maintenance to the light yet?

I've got 2 Grower's Choice ROI-E720's. One is 2 years old. The other was new earlier this fall. I've also got a NanoLux 630w. I bought it on a Black Friday sale and its seeing its first use this grow. All 3 lights have plants under them.
 
Mikedin

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Oldest lights 2 years newest a few weeks I use them all still
 

ViparSpectra

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In all honesty, I couldn't tell ya. I don't have a Lux meter, nor would I count on a phone app for it.
What I do count on, is how / what the plants are doing. Ultimately they tell a better story than a bunch of numbers😉
We should observe plant's reaction and adjust the light or other factor accordingly. And using some data as a proper reference.😊
 

ViparSpectra

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I’ve been using Viparspectra LED’s for six years- started with 250’s, then added a few 450’s, upgraded all of those in the last couple of years to xs2000’s. Saved some of my older ones in case of an emergency, but haven’t had to use them😢. I dust and wipe them down once in a while, that’s about it. Never had a problem with any of the Viparspectra.
Thank you very much for your great support!🥰😊
 

ViparSpectra

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I bought the first one for a bit over $200 a 2 cycle 600 w, heavy at over 10lbs, I grow autoflowers with it bc it has that blue white light were a full spec light can cause an autoflower to flower early and or dwarf out, and if you want full spec it's there plus bloom, at that point after 5 years of continues use I started to get worried it would die, and you were changing the style of your lights so to be safe I bought another this time for $150 that was 3 years ago and never un boxed it, aside from wipeing it off no bulb has ever blown, you seriously need to put this 2 cycle light on a board, and you seriously need to make a bloom board until you do that your a toss up between spider farmer with there Samsung diodes! Here is your light 8 year's old and what it is still doing.
We appreciated your support in VIPARSPECTRA! And we have collected your suggestions too! May you have a great harvest🤞
 
Murdawg420

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We should observe plant's reaction and adjust the light or other factor accordingly. And using some data as a proper reference.😊
Somewhat agree, but are we bringing other factors into play here too?
I was answering about lights, and maintenance.
Experience is also a good "reference".
Data is still so very far behind!
LEDs have been in the works since 1957 and still don't meet the mark.. You would figure by now, they would far exceed HID's, but it still isn't the case.
 
BigBlonde

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Q: How long have you been using your current grow light(s)? Have you ever apply maintenance to the light yet?
I have two ViparSpectra XS2000 lights that I purchased in May and July of 2022. They currently are finishing their second grow. They're both in a 2x4 tent.

Both have worked flawlessly and I haven't done any maintenance. I mounted 80mm fans to the heat sinks to cool the lights and disperse the heat. The fans may not be necessary, but they definitely reduce the heat significantly.

I also have an XS1000 purchased in June of 2021 that's still in the box.
 
Shaded_One

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I never ran the same Led more than once before giving them away. Instead of one power cord per fixture I have to run 3. Thanks, led manufactures, my OCD loves you all.

Do led grow light manufactures grow plants? 15 years ago it was common knowledge that 6500k grew massive roots for veg. Now you can't find anything but 3500k all purpose craplights.

It was common knowledge you needed lots of red for bloom. None of these Led lights have enough red, not even close.

So we have an entire species of phosphorus deficient plants grown indoors with tiny root systems, and no one knows why?

The reason is because the light manufactures know you'll keep upgrading as these lights get closer to what they should've been and could've easily been all along.

Example of Led lights practically everyone has been sold:
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Example of next years model, with proper 660 levels:

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But where's the UV? Oh it falls outside of PAR so it's useless, just like 730nm. Lol.

So proper UV@ comes in the 2025 lineup ,proper uv-b in 2026 season, by the time 730 is at acceptable levels they'll take the uv back out. It'll be 2050 before an Led grow light actually makes sense by my calculation.

These general purpose grow light manufactures have never grown plants.. Or, have intentionally produced shit lights in order to sell upgrades under a new model next year, indefinitely.


The mentality of these unpracticed manufactures tells me a decent bloom spectrum will hit the market before a decent veg spectrum. What good is a decent bloom light without massive rhizo/cytokinin dominance? It's 2023 and I have to remove my vegs lights and lower bloom lights from the rafters like WCW Sting.

Ridiculous, no one makes a panel with a veg/bloom switch, that also actually has a halfway logical spectrum.


Can't tell if this is a legit troll or just Mr. Boron coming back for round 2...or 3.


07:50

If you were discussing lettuce you might be correct but I will listen to what Bugbee says on the subject.

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Far red is included, just not in large amounts. We aren't trying to grow lanky ass plants.
 
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ViparSpectra

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I have two ViparSpectra XS2000 lights that I purchased in May and July of 2022. They currently are finishing their second grow. They're both in a 2x4 tent.

Both have worked flawlessly and I haven't done any maintenance. I mounted 80mm fans to the heat sinks to cool the lights and disperse the heat. The fans may not be necessary, but they definitely reduce the heat significantly.

I also have an XS1000 purchased in June of 2021 that's still in the box.
Thanks for choosing VIPARSPECTRA! Yes, good ventilation can better heat dissipation. 😉 It is suggested to add fan to reduce the heat.
 
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8 year's constantly Viperspectra 600w 2 cycle, do I at least get a t shirt? Come on give up some swag.
 
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ViparSpectra

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I know some growers who have had their VIP lights for 4-5 years and still looking good, has anyone else had their lights longer than that?

😉BTW, many new lights released, don't miss them if you consider buying new lights.
 
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8 year's continuously on a timer, Vip 600w 2 cycle. Last grow.
 
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Greenjourneyman

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Bought these panels back in 2020. Haven’t had a problem or needed to repair them at all.
I also have a t5 four bar fluorescent light in my veg tent. So your welcome vipar for the free advertisement.
 
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