Hydroponics Online Home Home Store Blog Forums FAQs Lesson Plans Pictures

Go Back   Hydroponics Forums Discussions > Hydroponics Discussion Forums > Hydroponic Grow Lights

LED tomato and pepper grow

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-15-2013, 03:17 AM
Rainmaker Rainmaker is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1
Default LED tomato and pepper grow

I'm relatively new to hydroponics, but I have had some success growing spinach and kale with HO T5s. I plan to expand my setup and want to add some micro toms and redskin bell peppers due to their small size, but ideally would like to stay under 400 watts or lower for a 4' x 2' grow area. I have looked into led grow lights and there seems to be contradictory information regarding the subject. However, I do like the fact that these lights do isolate the wavelengths at points of maximum absorption and chloryphyll production (PAR), but they seem to have a lower lumen output. Idk...does the increased PAR capabilities compensate for the lower lumen output? Is that why some websites claim that a 90 watt ufo is equivalent to a 400 watt hps? All the things i've read seem to be very confusing I'd just like to get someone else take on the subject and what they might recommend for the grow area...cfl, HPS, or LED.

Thanks in advance.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 08:24 PM
smurf smurf is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 52

The information on LED is like playing a game of nothing.
One report says X and the next says B.

I am kinda thinking my self that, burning watts is burning watts.
If you want a 1000 watt HPS then use a 1000 watt LED.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 09:01 AM
narjorie narjorie is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1

thanks for that post really like for that.

this site

Last edited by narjorie; 04-14-2014 at 01:46 AM.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.