Ya ive heard that was good too but definitly cant affford to do both...ive just heard leds are just as good as hps when used solely and its efficiency is un beatable.....just wanted to see if anyone had any proof or could atest to these claims
first hand experience, LED's work. they are a replacement for HPS of the same watts. i got the procyon 100 and it will out perform a 150 hps no problem. want pics? i got threads on Breedbay.co.uk on my LED grows.
astro queen harvest grown under LED's
jacks cleaner 2 harvest grown under LED's
both plants were grown at the same time. not a bad yeild from 100 watts huh?
i ordered one of the cheapo quad band panels off ebay for 34$, plan is for it to supplement some cfl lighting in my sprouting baby veg box, we shall see if it helps the lil guys get going a bit more than cfl alone
looks like the cfls are totally overpowering this cheapo panel, wait n see how the plants react i suppose...hmmm, i should probably lower the panel or raise the plants up a bit now that i re look at this:
LED's are definitely the future of growing, if NASA is using them in space, you should already paint a picture in your mind on the capabilities of LED Lights. And you can't just put any lights over a plant and expect growth efficiency, Make sure the LED's being used are at the least 1W Chips. Tri-Band of Red, Blue, Orange works the best from my research and speculation into the technology, I have also been designing my own systems & lights and will be in the manufacturing process very soon, Research and Development is KEY!