@sssportsmfg I was surprised that it didn’t have a longer transition time myself, however I do like the fact it has the built in timer on and off settings and that I can see whats going on with the tent environment 24 hours a day! That’s why I like the 67 Controller I am currently using on my Cloudlift T-10 for the room exhaust. Another thing I like about the light you can set the desired wattage for each stage of your grow. I probably will only play with the sunrise and sunset transition to see how it works but during each phase of growing increase the light settings manually. For seedling stage run the light at 50% at 24 inches, 70% at 14 inches for veg and 100% at 12 inches for flower.
Yeah I never understood why they allow so little control, the programming is just the instructions in the ROM chip. I don’t think it would take any more read only memory to program 2 hours of sunrise/sunset than 90 seconds. And like I said, I don’t think the plants give a damn anyway lol.
AC Infinity is getting ready to bring out a new line of grow lights called the Ionboard series. I think they are trying to corner the market on automated lights! Lol! Here is a PAR chart for the Iongrid T-22 with the 301H diodes.
Yes I have been watching this for a while now…everybody and I mean everybody, had a super hot spot in the middle, they still do, I wondered how long it would take before someone actually achieved a almost equal par all across the board, and while this is better why not make them better yet, 0 reason they can’t put their diodes in a pattern to get way more even lighting, even this with the hole in the middle is still almost 100% difference outside to middle. Spider Farmer has a new one out, with 10 bars and tighter spacing toward the sides and a less dramatic difference between the middle and the sides. It is a 1000 watt light. They are getting better for sure. I won’t be interested in lights until they get them better on even distribution of light. Right now I have 3 Durolux hanging they are 4 ft long, most even coverage I have seen yet.
And for a cheap light (3 times $78 bucks) I am getting 990 watts, I did add two Rapid LED far red bars and spaced them to shine inbetween the three Durolux lights so with the two light bar far red and the three Durolux i am running 1190 watts, my plants are loving this combination. No fancy controls or even dimming but they are getting the job done.
That isnt much control. I have all my light’s have dimmers. I just have the lights shut off in stages. I have the lights turn off after the main light dims to sunset. Then each light shuts down within 5-10 mins.
You are right Prey, the main lights have no more control than on and off. The far red light bars also have nothing but on/off, except I use a small programmable timer that keeps the far red on for 10 minutes longer than the main 5000K lights, so 16 hours main lights and 16 hour 10 minutes far red. I plugged the far red into a simple power strip separate from the main light controller so I could give them 10 minutes extra and synchronized the two timers to within less than a minute apart on the time, they are both digital so they both keep great time.
Have you seen any advantage to all the dimming and fancy controls? I don’t do my seedlings in the main tent so I have no need for reduced output. Instead I just use one 330 watt Durolux until they outgrow that then turn a second one on, then finally all three. I don’t run the far red until flower.