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Eye Hortilux 600 watt CHPS Hortilux CHPS Ceramic High Pressure Sodium CHPS Demo Grow CHPS grown Cannabis CMH CHPS light test

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#21 Bandit 4freekin20

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 05:09 AM

@lefty sure growers choice made a de cmh pretty much the same as that one in the video above and scrapped it off and went back to duel 315's, can't say I know why tho ?

Looks mean that lamp does !

 

Yes Sir... totally different animal...It's like the 630 slammed a bunch of 'roids and went all Schwarzenegger :viking: 
 


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:04 PM

Unboxing the SE600 CHPS light system!

 

arrived double boxed with the outer box being discreet for shipping

 

I was told the first 1000 light systems come with a free 600 watt "Blue" lamp in addition to the 600 watt CHPS.

I was pleasantly surprised to see my box was indeed one of those first 1000 :)

 

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It's a grow light!

Not very heavy at all and comes with big hangers

Reflector is hammered aluminum. I'd prefer to see high polished faceted aluminum

Two power cords are included. One 6' and one 8' cord

 

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Ballast is easily detachable by removing 4 nuts on the corner of the ballast so the reflector can be upgraded and or the ballast can be operated remotely from the reflector and lamp

 

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:22 PM

looks well posh that does i hope you find it to be better than your current lights i bet your wife dont know what you spent on it though,mine would!and never lets me forget either!peace


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:50 PM

looks well posh that does i hope you find it to be better than your current lights i bet your wife dont know what you spent on it though,mine would!and never lets me forget either!peace

 

haha the wife knows what I spend on my grow room but I also know what she spends on  shoes so she does'nt get on me for my hobby.

What she never lets me forget is the time we went to a topless show in Las Vegas :) Even though she liked the show as much as  me..I still hear about "Boobapalooza" quite often :D

 

It's not so much I want this rig to be better than my other lights, but how well it plays with my other lights ;)

I have some ideas about light combos that are straight up nasty with the new addition.

First step though is to test it by itself. I need to know what it's capable of on it's own before I start mixing it with other lights


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:01 PM

haha the wife knows what I spend on my grow room but I also know what she spends on  shoes so she does'nt get on me for my hobby.

What she never lets me forget is the time we went to a topless show in Las Vegas :) Even though she liked the show as much as  me..I still hear about "Boobapalooza" quite often :D

 

It's not so much I want this rig to be better than my other lights, but how well it plays with my other lights ;)

I have some ideas about light combos that are straight up nasty with the new addition.

First step though is to test it by itself. I need to know what it's capable of on it's own before I start mixing it with other lights

 

 

So glad you said that last bit and I will look forward to the comparisons and then the full monty of mixed grow spectaculars you do :bounce:

I am distracted at mo oil is still bubbling ever so slightly so none for me yet unless I accidentally dip my finger in, hmmm, no will have a whiskey and wait patiently but still distracted :P


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:04 PM

Oh here we go, more new tech ! Im a cunt for new gadgets.

 

What are you thinking regarding combos ?

 

Do you think the spectrum would change drastically if folks wanted to run the HPS at a lower wattage, with more lamps for a more uniform light spread in bigger setups?


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:21 PM

that new light looks the shizzle m8 ! One mean fucker ! And a free bulb too

Winner winner chicken dinner !
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:37 PM

dunno how I missed all this

 

hope it does well for you Lefty

 

you got me curious

 

 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:42 PM

So glad you said that last bit and I will look forward to the comparisons and then the full monty of mixed grow spectaculars you do :bounce:

I am distracted at mo oil is still bubbling ever so slightly so none for me yet unless I accidentally dip my finger in, hmmm, no will have a whiskey and wait patiently but still distracted :P

 

Gotta have try-outs before it gets to join the team!

It certainly passes the eyeball test now that it's up and working. And it did'nt blow up or fry my electrical so we can move to the next phase! ;)

 

Oh here we go, more new tech ! Im a cunt for new gadgets.

 

What are you thinking regarding combos ?

 

Do you think the spectrum would change drastically if folks wanted to run the HPS at a lower wattage, with more lamps for a more uniform light spread in bigger setups?

 

Oh I'm a sucker for new grow tech too Huk...especially new lights!!!!

 

This is actually the third thing regarding lights I'm into right now....At the local  hydroshop is a 3 way light fight....a LED panel (the same I'm using) vs a 300watt COB LED light, vs a 315LEC.

 

I also have some new CMH/LEC info to digest regarding super lumen ballasts.

 

And then this new CHPS so there's all sorts of light info in my head right now mixing up like a frozen drink in a blender :D

 

I'm thinking a couple different ways to use this light....Blending it with LED and also coming up with some stage of growth lighting where a combo of LED, CMH, and CHPS will all be used but at different stages of the garden.

 

I'm looking at LED for veg, LED + CHPS for flowering, and then LED + 10,000k CMH for the ripening stage

 

I was told not to dim this light so for now I'm going to follow those instructions. After probably two grows with it I'll be looking to buy a new lamp. Once I have another lamp then this lamp will be put on another e-ballast and a mag ballast to see how it fires. If it's still alive after those tests then I'll see what happens when it gets dimmed.

 

that new light looks the shizzle m8 ! One mean fucker ! And a free bulb too

Winner winner chicken dinner !

 

Gotta love those freebies Roy!!!!

It dwarfs my CMH fixtures, almost 2x as big

 

 

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Up and running!

 

Ballast gets warm but not hot.

Lamp gets hot and reflector gets warm.

Doing the simple hand test, my 150 watt LED drivers get hotter than the ballast of the 600 watt CHPS

 

I dont think this would do well in a tent but in an open room/space with ductless aircooling for lights it's heat is easily manageable.

I'll get more details on temps later when I shoot a laser thermometer at it.

 

Took some preliminary PAR or PPFD readings which is basically a lumens test for plants. PAR is not the absolute defining measurement of light quality but it is good data to have. Spectral charts are the go to data points and a PAR test shows how intense that spectrum can be.

It measured very well and as good if not better than any 600 I've tested. The thing that stood out more than anything is how the PAR increases as distance to target increases on the perimeters. Other lights tend to drop off the meter as distance to target increases, not get better.

 

So after that test I'd say this light has a true 4'x4' footprint (1.21m x 1.21m) and has the power to drive thru a thick canopy to grow monster plants.

Next I'll see if it can do exactly that while also living up to manufacturer claims of limiting stretch and increasing oils :)


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:57 PM

dunno how I missed all this

 

hope it does well for you Lefty

 

you got me curious

 

Thanks NS!

Hopefully my curiosity about it does'nt burn me. I was hoping to watch my pal use it then decide if it was for me but things change and here it is!

 

I think we're looking at a good bridge between HPS and CMH but the plants will decide that.

The grunt work will be done in my diary but I'll be posting notable hi-lites in this thread...especially the bud porn!!!

 

Glad to have you tuned in brother!


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