Author Topic: What LED panels would you guys like to see being brought into the country? :)  (Read 697 times)

Offline TheGrowGod

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Hey guys

In case you guys hadn't noticed, but the quality of the LED panels on the ZA market is far inferior to what's available out there. So I spoke to zane at Hydroherb and he said he'd be willing to import the panels we were interested in granted demand was high enough, or alternatively we could could do a big group buy and get a cheap price on the panels and import them together. So If you are interested in upgrading to the real deal, please comment below with what brand and panel you'd like to have imported/see on the ZA market. The brands iv looked at and seem to be impressed by are the lights from Eshine systems, Bysen LED and Marshydro. Also if you have experience importing such panels could you please comment on your experience and recommendations? :)

The growgod
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Offline Dabtzar

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One of the problems with bringing LED. You don't have tech support. So if you have hardware issues, what do you do?
What you need is for some one to be a supplier and service/support.

No one likes down time.

Just my input... And I'm a die hard HID grower.
The technology needs to be solid. More years are needed to prove LED is as good or better than HID.

You now get LEP (light emitting plasma) which the growers are swearing by as well....

 

Offline TheGrowGod

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Hence I thought having one of the hydro stores import them for us would be the best option! :)
 

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I do not think the South African market can afford quality LED just the stuff from China. 

I want to see Diamond Led bought into the country but i want to see someone spend $800 on a 300 watt or even $1400 or a 600 watt.  http://www.diamondseriesleds.com/categories/

Or California Lightwork Solar Storm 880. Although LED seems to be the way forward its not really worth it for the SA market. The lights we get from china and those are the only led lights we get, they are just good for vegging in my opinion. I want to see anyone in here show me how a 300watt out performs a 400 watt HPS and if anyone even has a 600 watt LED.

Unfortunately we just do not have the type of cash to spend on proper LED name brands that will deliver and outperform a HPS
 

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G8 LED
Black Dog
Apollo
Diamond
Solastorm
Taotronics an Kind LED 

These are some of the names i want to see being bought into the country lets see if it happens
 

Offline TheGrowGod

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Kaiju, I read on a forum somewhere that the diamond series is a rebranded Eshinesystems panel
 

Offline TheGrowGod

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You can get the Apollo grow lights shipped to SA for free from Ledgrowlights.co.za
 

Offline ajcapetown

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I brought my own LED light in from Gotham Hydro in the States... a Blackstar 240 watt. Set me back about R4000 with shipping etc. So far it's been a great little light, great for clones and has done well vegging a space of about 90cmx60cm. I've had it running almost permanently for a year now.. not a single problem.

I've never used it for flowering although I have got it in a tent now combined with a 600 HID. Hoping to start flowering in there by the next week Friday and will see how it goes. I must be honest I don't think it would have the penetration to flower anything over about 50cm in height as the light only has power for a short distance.

I should really do a test with it one of these days and see what it can do for flowering. Here's a pic with it next to my HID.

You can see by the last pic how far it got the plants without the HID.. I think it did really well. Once I added the HID the growth sped up though obviously!
 

Offline ajcapetown

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Heard great things about Grow-Blu LED lights as well!

Also the Pro-Grow 400 and Pro-Grow 750 have great reputations!
 

Offline TheGrowGod

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I think the grow blu lights are rebranded cidly panels! :)
 

Offline Al - Hassan

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Lol I was also thinking about bringing some in but I'm too busy.
I would go for the Marshydro, have a lot of friends in the US rocking them even for flower and they kick ass. Seen lots of good pics.
The rep is a bit hard to get old of though, more of a Skype fan than emails lol
Don't know the other brands.
 

Offline Felix

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*edited* no advertising and please introduce yourself

Just a note for you guys who think the American led is better. All led is manufactured in China it's just rebranded or factory branded for the company ordering.
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Hi Froggy, please Introduce Yourself
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Offline TheGrowGod

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Spoke to sara from mars hydro, she said if i ordered 4 on the 400w mars 2 panels (2 per 120x70 tent) she’d give me the panels for 170$ a pop, and then shipping would cost 380$, but that is shipping that is 7 days :). So the total cost would be 1060$ for the 4 panels so about 3k per panel and its almost certainly gonna be better than the local stuff available :)
 

Offline TheGrowGod

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Froggy if you can get me a mars hydro panel for about 2300 ill gladly take 4