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    LED grown plants

    Hi all
    today i had the time to take some pictures from my test setup for LED in my Basement.
    I grow the plants under a 90W UFO Light fromt he newest generation.
    The plants seem to like it. i even started to use LED rope in my lab













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    Can't really argue with those Helis.

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    how long have they been under the led's? how much did the 90w set you back? what would the lumens output?

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    the plants have been under the lights since march....
    You cant calculate the lumens on LED, forget the story, i think it is so funny that people praise their LED panels with lumens.
    Lumens are a unit for white LED.
    AW told us in the german forum that we have to calculate LED in photon but i guess the equipments costs to much.
    We found that if you use the right wavelenghts and LED chipset you can exchange a 39W T5 lamp with 1m 14W LED Strip.

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    Hi nepaholic. What wavelength did you use.

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    I don't think wavelength matters. Just google "UFO grow light" and use a color like this one. They usually have pics.

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    wow. Great results!

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    wavelength does matter. I'm not expert on carnivorous plants but I have experience with another brand of plant, and long story short plants use a certain wavelength (or two) for growth.

    if I'm not mistaken 465nm is right around the sweet spot for summer growth, but in the autumn there is a different wavelength. In nature the plant is getting "balanced" light from the sun so no need to change lighting for different growing cycles.

    Blue does better for growth, red does better for flowering periods and I'm not really sure how UV affects things.

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