Light Help Please!

On the 2nd grow for my wifes Meds (we won’t talk about #1)… Guess I went overboard on the tent - 96x48x72 & running 2 FSGTEK 600watt blurples… I guessing I need to upgrade the lights as we’re not getting them to grow big… Been looking at the Mars TSW2000 or Vipraspectras but after coming back from our grow shop I was told stop & just spend the extra $$$ & get good lights ($600 +) for 1.
Budget is low due to her hospital bills that led to her Medical card.
So I turn for some help - if I get the lights I’m looking at will I get yields for her or should I just overspend from the shop?

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Mars, Spider farmer, HLG use the same led diode as the expensive ones do. You can keep what you got and add to it. If you wanna buy a new one look at go with the above mentioned brands. Search my name and read some of the other threads about lights. Alot of growers here have had good production with the light you mentioned you were looking at. I believe @Kronic uses the SF2000 in his grow, but I may be wrong about that specific model.

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I for sure have to back HLG, awesome lights I use them, but in my opinion it is better to get a good light and cheap out on another part of ur grow if u need to cut cost bc ur light quality is one of the most important factors, to answer your question, yes, a better light will make a noticeable difference in your end yield

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@RSamo Hey there! So no need to spend high dollar on some name brand stuff growers say are the best. Truthfully if you are wanting to buy TOP NOTCH diodes then it’s full spectrum 4.0 COB LEDs which only a select few companies carry them and the ONLY one that is in my book the most budget friendly as well as had the BIGGEST pro above all other light companies, their diodes can be singularly and a easily replaced for less than $100 :slight_smile: HTG supply 4.0 full spectrum line is insane. I have the 270 watt 3.0 and 4.0 from them (4.0 is the newest) and man it outputs insane PAR which is nice and is utilizing infrared to ultraviolet. Now if you don’t wanna spend that money or wanna check out other companies what @Rye said was accurate, they all use the same LED diodes just different diode makeups to create their unique spectrums. They all utilize infrared (not ultraviolet) but are full spectrum. The Mars-Hydro lights are absolutely phenomenal just like Spider Farmer, the difference is basically square vs light bar for mars and rectangular vs square for spider farmer. The SP series mars has is amazing for closet grows and longer coverage whereas the spider farmer has great coverage in the 2x4 and 4x4 spaces with their lights. Basically just look for true full spectrum Samsung, cree, or cob LED and you’ll never go wrong! I have a whole Homegrown Potcast on LEDs - https://open.spotify.com/episode/5y0eKaSiYQve3eVfIFBBZi?si=Zo7gIFwZQZmFluu8LTyUQA

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Hands Down Best Bang for your Buck California Lightworks Solar Xtreme 250!!! Don’t get the 500 or 1000. If you need more light then just buy multiple 250’s this way you can space them apart where you need them :100:. Go to LEDGROWLIGHTSDEPOT.COM they even have interest free finance options! Hope this helps :+1::sunglasses: