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Old 09-08-2014, 03:39 AM
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Have a room about 10x10 and ceilings are probably 9 feet. Wanted to know the pros and cons of lighting the room with four 1000watt lights vs. 4 600watt light.

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Old 09-08-2014, 09:06 AM
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Wouldn't it be 6 600w in that space anyway if u were considering 4 1000's?
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:43 PM
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Well the cons first off would be more heat, more power, more expense.
Possible overkill.

The pro is obviously more light, more raw photons, more penetration.

If the cost isn't really an issue, you could get 1000w ballasts and bulbs (good ones) switchable down to 600 and/or several stages between, using 1000w bulbs running at a lower wattage (I do this right now) and thereby get more raw photons and penetration, but still only running at (in my case I think 825 watts) cos at 1000 would be overkill right now and just generate heat.

BTW you can also get splitters for many ballasts that will allow you to say run two 600 watt lights off one 1000 watt ballast which is another option if you don't want to run 4 ballasts but you do want 4 lamps.

Also just to add, when you look at a product like a hood or reflector or lamp it will usually have a suggested footprint, 4'x4' for this one for example (not a testimonial I've never used one): Air-Cooled Reflector with Vertical Bulb Mount, The OG from Growlite | Way To Grow

So you can see 4 of those would be 16'x16', so even 3 of them would more than cover the space in that instance. Depends on the light's footprint.

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Old 09-09-2014, 12:08 AM
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G`day BDD

600s all day every day .

Higher out put per watt input, better coverage if you use multiple 600s in place of 1 x 1000 .
And applying the inverse square law that NL Greg introduced to Europe. You have much higher intensity from a 600 hanging closer than a 1000 at a further distance due to the heat .
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:45 AM
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600s will cost you more to set up because you have to buy more equipment. But 3 600s put out the same light as 2 1000s and you use 10% less power on just your lights. In a big grow this can pay off. If you want to spend a large part of your effort building a killer room 600s will pay off in the long run. If you want to save a few bucks up front and build a easier room couple 1000s with a vertical 600 in the middle with a mini split and co2, if you know how to grow say hello to the 2 lb a light club.
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:30 AM
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Good Call Weezy .
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:52 AM
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So why recommend the 600 be vertical? That takes up floor space for a whole nother large plant or two. I have 5 outlets I can use. The line can handle 5 1000 watt lights or a combination there of. And I'm going to be growing fewer larger plants. Isn't there something to be said for the canopy penetration capability of 1000watters?

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Old 09-09-2014, 10:39 AM
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Well in that space id go for 6 600's that's me though!
I've used 1000's on vertical light movers and that really was impressive
It increased the surface area if anything!!
One row with 2 600s on top next to an other row with 2 more 600s on top of them and 1000watt vertical bare bulb going up and down the middle of the rows gives u a great surface area!!
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:29 PM
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Like B said if you make a square of 4 lights the center will lack light and it's where usually you have a row to work so there isn't much foliage there. So a vertical bulb about 10 inches below your hoods in the center will greatly increase your lighting coverage. Some will also use a mh there for better spectrum.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:27 PM
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Like I said I can only run 5 lights. I'm thinking four 1000 watters and a 600.
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