Before I joined OG I just assumed I would be buying a pre-built, $2,000 LED fixture; "spectrumking" my Colorado cousin suggested.
Now that I have been on here a year,, it seems that there are better options out there.. i like the idea of being able to DIY but I am not opposed to either option as long as the results are there.
This is all very new to me so I will have to evaluate the new space before i can make any sort of real decision. - i did a lot of research back in the late 90s on MH/HPS and had also figured I would need to completely overhaul the HVAC in my house but with the advancement in light tech, it seems that the wattages and heat levels have gone down so I'm going to be learning as I go.
@ReDaWaCu - thanks for the reply man- I will have to do some reading on what you just typed there - I very much like the idea of having the lumens of a 1000W HPS lmfao- didn't even know that was possible with LED.. but again, I am just diving into this as we speak so i have a lot of research in front of me.
So what I'm gathering is that the strips are going to be more like a CFL in that their limitation is intensity/penetration in comparison to other LED options? (much better than CFLs I know but im not feeling particularly clever with the analogies right now).
I'm guessing they dont heat up like CFLs either..with my current house i can set up as large an exhaust as i want right into my garage (through minor sheetrock). but I'll have to take a look at the new place when we actually pick one out before I can determine how thats going to work... I tend to like not having to deal with a lot of heat.. that is probably my only preference right now...
but again, i don't want to sacrifice quality anywhere (1-2% is fine @legalcanada).
Sound sliek I'll want some sort of COB setup at least in combination when I setup my large grow area in AK.. new place is going to be a smaller op. that is for sure.